LOS ANGELES–LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a leading mid-sized law firm providing integrated legal and business solutions for nearly 100 years, today announced the Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, has recommended the firm for its copyright litigation and intellectual property/copyright services.
In addition, the Legal 500 recognized partners George M. Borkowski, chair of the firm’s IP & Technology group; and Russell J. Frackman and Jeffrey D. Goldman, IP & Technology group members. The following is an excerpt from the Legal 500’s review of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp:
Practice: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp’s cross-departmental copyright team offers both contentious and non-contentious copyright expertise to a wide portfolio of media and entertainment clients. A presence in this area for nigh on 100 years, the firm is steeped in the nuances of the industry. Offering strength and depth, but with the flexibility and personal service of a niche practice, the firm’s copyright expertise crosses strict department lines and uses the experience and knowledge of litigators, labor lawyers and entertainment and new media experts.
Clients: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp advises several leading players in the entertainment industry including industry bodies (RIAA, MPAA), major record labels (Universal Records, Capitol Records), and media and entertainment companies (NBC-Universal).
Individuals: ‘A true legend and a luminary’, Los Angeles-based partner Russell Frackman is widely regarded by his peers as a leader in media and entertainment litigation. ‘Strategically brilliant and a nice guy to boot’, Frackman has been involved in music copyright issues for more than 30 years. Lead counsel for the record company plaintiffs in the landmark Napster file-sharing litigation, he has developed a pre-eminent reputation for digital online litigation. He is currently representing Perfect Ten in high-stakes copyright infringement litigation against Google.
Chair of the IP and technology group, Los Angeles-based partner George Borkowski is, according to one client, ‘a stand-out lawyer’ who offers a wealth of both contentious and non-contentious copyright expertise to technology, Internet and entertainment companies. Particularly recommended for his litigation skills, this ‘hard-nosed and aggressive litigator’ advised the RIAA in the Grokster matter.
Also based in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Goldman offers copyright litigation experience to record companies, motion-picture studios, music publishing companies, magazine publishers and high-profile recording artists and actors.
The Legal 500 is compiled by a team of researchers who speak to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year to determine which firms and attorneys make the list. Their journalists and researchers are experienced professionals who provide the independent insight needed to produce a qualitative assessment of the finest legal practices in the United States.
About Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Established in 1908, Mitchell Silberberg’s 125 attorneys provide integrated legal and business solutions addressing its clients’ concerns in the following areas: Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property and Technology; Entertainment and New Media; Immigration and Benefits; Tax and Family Wealth Planning; and Environmental Law. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.msk.com