Rex S. Heinke has championed justice throughout his distinguished legal career. One of the most experienced appellate lawyers in California and the United States, he is co-head of the nationally renowned Supreme Court and appellate practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has argued over 150 appellate cases in federal and state courts throughout the country including First Amendment, intellectual property, entertainment, media and Internet issues. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Mr. Heinke is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and honored as a California Lawyer of the Year. He has received many additional awards and accolades including the First Amendment Lifetime Achievement Award. A past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Public Counsel, Mr. Heinke is involved with numerous community, civic and charitable boards including Bet Tzedek and the Children’s Law Center.

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