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Pryor Cashman Expands West Coast Litigation Capabilities with International Law Partner Michael Novicoff

LOS ANGELES – October 18, 2017: Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce that Michael Novicoff has joined the firm as a partner in its nationally-recognized Litigation, Media + Entertainment and International Groups. Based in Los Angeles, Novicoff has extensive experience handling complex business litigation, arbitration and mediation throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. He joins the firm from Liner LLP, where he was a partner.

“With expertise in cross-border litigation and dispute resolution, Mike is the perfect complement to our media + entertainment and litigation practices. He will enhance our capabilities in California—the epicenter of the entertainment industry—as we continue to help our clients protect their international interests,” said Ronald H. Shechtman, Pryor Cashman’s managing partner.

California boasts the sixth largest economy in the world, and one of its largest exports is media, entertainment and related technology and intellectual property. As a result, Novicoff focuses his practice on representing major motion picture and television producers, sales agencies, financers and distributors, as well numerous foreign governments, and is routinely engaged by prominent global corporations to manage complex cross-border litigation. Novicoff has recently been managing the defense of multiple copyright infringement and other intellectual property actions brought against U.S. parties by entities in France, Russia, Romania, Taiwan and Brazil, among other foreign jurisdictions, and has a strong and active California-based litigation practice as well.

“Pryor Cashman provides the perfect midsize platform for me to continue to provide value to my clients in California and around the world,” said Novicoff. “The firm is known for its top-notch talent and has a 50-year history as a media and entertainment powerhouse. It feels like home and is definitely the right place for me and my clients.”

Novicoff is a member of the International Arbitration Tribunal of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (formerly known as “AFMA”), where he resolves complex disputes involving the international motion picture distribution industry. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre and for WIPO’s Film and Media Centre. Novicoff is the past chair of the International Bar Association’s litigation section.

He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, with honors, and his B.A. from the University of California, with honors.

Pryor Cashman is a premier, midsized law firm with headquarters at 7 Times Square in New York and a West Coast office in Los Angeles. With broad and sophisticated transactional and litigation practices, Pryor Cashman provides a full range of services to meet the complex legal needs of institutions, mid-market businesses, bold emerging entities, entrepreneurs and individuals.

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