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MSK Adds Veteran Entertainment & IP Litigator, Eleanor M. Lackman

June 20, 2019

MSK Adds Veteran Entertainment & IP Litigator 
Eleanor M. Lackman Joins Firm as Partner in New York Office 

NEW YORK (June 20, 2019) Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) announced today that Eleanor M. Lackman, a nationally recognized intellectual property, media and entertainment lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in its Entertainment & IP Litigation practice group

With a particular focus in litigation and licensing matters involving emerging technologies, music, motion pictures, sports, fashion and luxury goods, Lackman’s practice encompasses intellectual property, media and entertainment litigation, along with comprehensive trademark services in prosecution, counseling and enforcement. She is often called upon to draft amicus briefs in the most closely watched media and entertainment cases in the country, and her high-profile clients rely on her strategic approach for their cases and her depth of knowledge in the copyright and trademark fields. 

“Eleanor’s track record of success in prominent and precedent-setting entertainment and IP litigation and licensing matters speaks for itself,” said Kevin Gaut, chairman of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. “She is a terrific addition to our litigation team and a perfect fit at MSK as we continue to invest in expanding our New York presence and bolstering our nationally known IP practice.”

Lackman’s intellectual property litigation practice, focused in New York and California, is well-respected by her peers and clients, which include Facebook, Bustle Digital Group and Cards Against Humanity. Among other rankings, Lackman has been named a Leading Lawyer in copyright and trademark law several years in a row by Chambers and Partners; among the top 100 lawyers in the New York metro area by Super Lawyers; one of the Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business; and one of Hollywood’s New Leaders by Variety

“MSK has a deep bench of experienced litigators and has long had a dominant presence in the media and entertainment industry,” said Lackman. “The firm consistently works on some of the most cutting-edge matters, and I am excited to join such an accomplished and creative team.”

Lackman is a trustee and past co-chair of the New York Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy, and is an active member of the International Amicus Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Lackman earned her A.B. from Rollins College and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

About MSK

Since 1908, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) has proven its ability to understand the complex, demystify the mysterious, and define the unknown. With more than 130 lawyers and offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., MSK is often distinguished as a “go-to” firm by industry and legal insiders, and has extensive experience in a variety of practice areas, including Venture Capital, Private Equity, M&A, Corporate Securities, Entertainment & IP Litigation, Labor & Employment, Motion Picture, Television & Music Transactions, Immigration, Regulatory, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate and International Trade. Relentlessly innovative, our lawyers have developed groundbreaking legislation, established influential precedents and shaped the legal landscape. For more information, visit

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