The Trailblazer Award is given to those legal professionals “who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements in their sector.” Axel, Baker and Klein were selected for their stellar record representing industry innovators and taking on cases involving novel technology.
Baker has a record of success both at trial and on appeal, often litigating cases involving intellectual property and innovative or disruptive technology. He co-founded the firm 17 years ago and continues to lead as one of Waymaker’s managing partners. Klein, a former federal prosecutor, leads the firm’s FinTech and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice groups. He has a nationally recognized finance and technology-focused litigation practice handling high-stakes criminal and regulatory defense matters and civil litigation in federal and state courts around the country. Axel is a former federal prosecutor and before that an attorney in the SEC’s Enforcement Division. As the co-head of the firm’s Criminal and Regulatory practice, she is focused on cutting-edge white collar criminal defense and governmental enforcement matters, as well as financial services related complex civil litigation. All three attorneys are frequently sought out by the legal and national media for their views on high-profile legal matters.
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