Rex S.Heinke

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Mr. Heinke is head of the national appellate practice and Los Angeles litigation practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He is a member of the California State Bar Board of Governors and Bet Tzedek's Board of Directors. Mr. Heinke has previously served as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chancery Club, the L.A. Copyright Society, Public Counsel, and the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation. He has also been a member of the California Judicial Council, the Board of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the California State Bar's Advisory Committee on the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, and the California Supreme Court's Task Force on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice. Mr. Heinke is a fellow of the American and California Academies of Appellate Lawyers, and has received several awards, including a First Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1991 and Southern California Super Lawyers since its inception. Mr. Heinke has been named by Best Lawyers as the Los Angeles Appellate Lawyer of the Year for 2010, was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 100 Los Angeles Lawyers for 2009, and received a ‘California Lawyer of the Year’ (CLAY) award from The California Lawyer in 2010.