MSK and Attorneys Recognized in Legal 500 United States 2017 Edition
The Legal 500 United States 2017 rankings, published on May 31, 2017, has recognized Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) in 1 practice area, and singled out recommendations for 5 of its lawyers.
MSK has been ranked and recommended in the following area:
- Intellectual property - Copyright (Tier 2) –“Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp is well known for assisting clients in the motion picture, television, music, video game and publishing industries with copyright matters. Practice head Karin Pagnanelli is recommended along with Russell Frackman, Robert Rotstein and Marc Mayer, all of whom are based in Los Angeles, as is Christine Lepera in New York. Highlights included the defense of Lionsgate and others against claims of copyright infringement regarding the motion picture The Cabin in the Woods and the defense of Fox against actor Frank Sivero, who claims that the character ‘Louie’ from the television series The Simpsons is based on characters that Sivero played in the films Goodfellas and The Godfather II. Other clients include Capitol Records, Sony Music and Blizzard Entertainment."
Listed among the Legal 500’s elite “Leading Lawyers” is:
- Russell Frackman: Intellectual property - Copyright
5 lawyers were ranked as "Recommended Lawyers" for Intellectual property – Copyright:
- Christine Lepera
- Karin Pagnanelli
- Marc Mayer
- Robert Rotstein
- Russell Frackman
The Legal 500 United States 2017 edition is compiled by a team of experienced researchers – which includes both qualified journalists and lawyers. These researchers spend several months each year conducting in-depth research into the market. The primary source of their information is the law firms themselves, and the information they provide is often not for public consumption. This allows them to properly assess against one another, practice area by practice area. They also gather feedback from peers and clients to assess the firms' overall visibility and reputation. The process culminates in detailed rankings and editorial, providing buyers of legal services with an objective analysis of the U.S. market that is updated annually.