LOS ANGELES– LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire –Christensen, Glaser, Fink, …

LOS ANGELES– LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire –Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP, one of California’s top law firms, announced the addition of Brian C. Lysaght as a partner in the Firm. Mr. Lysaght, one of the nation’s leading jury trial lawyers in complex civil, criminal business litigation, joins the Christensen Glaser litigation practice to focus on intellectual property, securities and other commercial litigation matters. Formerly a litigation partner in DLA Piper’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Lysaght’s extensive expertise includes cases involving securities, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property disputes, and white collar defense.

“Our firm has long admired and respected Brian Lysaght and we are pleased to welcome him to our litigation team,” said Terry Christensen, Managing Partner at Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP. “His expertise and professional track record as a civil and criminal business litigator brings the caliber of talent that our Firm is known for,” he added.

Over the course of the past two decades, Mr. Lysaght has achieved more than $70 million in jury awards for his clients and several hundred million in settlements, ranking among California’s largest. On the defense side, he has tried cases resulting in summary judgments, directed verdicts and zero award verdicts, as well as settling cases on the defense side for a small fraction of the damages sought.

“Brian Lysaght is undoubtedly one of the most respected litigators in the country and an excellent addition to our Firm,” said Patricia Glaser, Chairman of the Litigation Department at Christensen Glaser. “His reputation for producing impressive results will be an important asset as we continue to provide the best advice and counsel to all our clients,” she added.

Early in his career, Mr. Lysaght served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Stanley Mosk of the California Supreme Court, where he gained familiarity with the appellate process and handled appellate matters before the ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, the Nevada Supreme Court and all appellate courts in California. As a former federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department, Mr. Lysaght handled and tried numerous criminal and quasi-criminal white collar matters. In 1985, he co-founded the law firm of O’Neill & Lysaght, later known as O’Neill, Lysaght & Sun (OLS). He left OLS after eighteen years to join Piper Rudnick, now DLA Piper. He was also a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers, from 1976 to 1979.

Mr. Lysaght received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1974, and his M.L.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1971. Named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 10 consecutive years, he was again featured as a Southern California Super Lawyer, a distinction he has enjoyed every year since the inception of the award by Law & Politics Magazine.

About the Firm

One of the most successful and highly rated law firms in the country, Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP is noted for its dedicated and results-oriented litigators and transactional attorneys. The Firm employs approximately 120 attorneys in ultra modern, high tech offices in Century City, California. Offering legal services in most practice areas, including general civil litigation, securities and class action litigation, corporate, real estate, tax, intellectual property and environmental law, the Firm represents hundreds of high profile clients from around the world.

The Firm is an acknowledged leader among law firms in the gaming/hotel/resort industry, representing the high profile MGM Mirage group of hotels, casinos and resorts. In addition to MGM, clients include numerous Fortune 500 Companies, large real estate companies, the largest title insurance company in the world, major motion picture studios as well as public pension funds. Among the most sought-after legal counsel in these industries, the Firm has also been selected as the Los Angeles affiliate of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a member network of top-tier law firms strategically located throughout the U.S. and in more than 60 other countries. For more information, visit the Web site at www.chrisglase.com

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