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Pat Benson Named to the Daily Journal's List of "Top Women Litigators"

May 10, 2007

Los Angeles, Calif. − May 22, 2007 − Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, a mid-sized law firm which has provided integrated legal and business solutions for nearly 100 years, announced that Pat Benson, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice, has been selected as one of the Daily Journal’s ‘Top Women Litigators.’

"Pat selection as ‘Top Women Litigators’ reflects her hard earned and consistent commitment to providing outstanding advocacy and securing superior results for her clients." said Thomas Lambert, managing partner of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. "The firm regards Pat as ‘go to’ litigators for handling the more complex litigation issues in her area of practice."

The Daily Journal received approximately 200 nominations throughout the state of California for this year’s prestigious award. The winners were selected by the publication’s editors and featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal. Selected lawyers were based upon significant court victories over the past year, as well as for their leadership credentials, career achievements and contributions to the legal profession.

Benson was selected as one of the ‘Top Women Litigators’ for the fifth year in a row. Her receipt of the award this year was based, in part, on her advocacy skills in the high-profile copyright infringement case, Arista Records, Inc. et al v. Flea World, Inc. Filed in the New Jersey District Court, Benson won a summary judgment on behalf of 14 record companies against the operators of the largest flea market on the East Coast. Benson then successfully argued the judgment be upheld before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals – the first of its kind to hold corporate operators of flea markets liable for sales of counterfeit merchandise by individual vendors who rented space at their properties. 

Benson is also known for her contributions and dedicated involvement to the legal profession. Benson lectures extensively on a variety of civil litigation matters and is the former Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation. 

About Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Established in 1908, Mitchell Silberberg's 130 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 www.msk.com.

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