Best Best & Krieger LLP has announced that partner Sophie Akins has relocated to the firm’s office in Indian Wells. As the head of Best Best & Krieger’s Renewable Energy Practice Group, Akins will continue to lead the growing practice and work with clients throughout California from her new location.
“We are excited to welcome Sophie to our office,” said Henry Welles, managing partner of Best Best and Krieger’s Indian Wells office. “The experience she has acquired while working on renewable energy projects and the expertise she brings will be a great benefit to the companies and public entities in our region.”
Akins’ legal practice includes advocacy on renewable energy issues, assisting her clients to procure and construct solar and alternative energy projects, and proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission.
In addition to her legal practice, Akins serves on the Executive Committee of the School Energy Coalition and is an active member of the California Special Districts Association’s Legislative Committee.
Akins has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 25 Clean Tech Lawyers. She has also been named by Law 360 as one of the Top Ten Energy Lawyers under 40 in the United States and was part of San Diego Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” honor roll.