Russell Frackman, a Partner in MS&K's Entertainment & New Media, Intellectual Property & Technology and Litigation practice groups, has been selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," by The National Law Journal.
MS&K Entertainment Litigation Practice Chair Lucia Coyoca was selected as one of The Recorder's "Attorneys of the Year 2012," thanks in large part to her successful representation of movie producer David Bergstein in breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence lawsuits brought against his former attorney Susan Tregub. Ms. Coyoca, along with MS&K associates Andrew Spitser and Christopher Elliott, procured a $50 million judgment against Tregub, including $500,000 in damages, following a four-week trial.
26 MS&K attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, which recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in Southern California, in the following practice areas: Business Litigation, Class Action, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Employment & Labor, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Immigration, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Tax.
MS&K's Christine Lepera Chairs the ABA's Fourth Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports
MS&K Partner Christine Lepera is the Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries' Fourth Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports. On Thursday, May 2, Christine will be a member of the panel "Advanced Issues and Case Law Update in Entertainment Litigation." MS&K's Paul LiCalsi will also be a speaker, on "Celebrities, Bands & Brands - Merchandising, Endorsements & Sponsorships."
Gerald Hathaway, a Partner in MS&K's Labor & Employment Department, will be a speaker at the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) "Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2013" Program, on the panel "Harassment Claims: 'What's Love Got to do With it?'"
MS&K Named a Go-To Law Firm for the Nation's Top 500 Companies
In American Lawyer Media's surveys of General Counsel at Fortune 500 companies, MS&K was cited as a "go-to" law firm for its track record and legal expertise in the areas of Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property (2010-2012).