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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Media & Entertainment

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2009 review of national legal talent in the area of "Media & Entertainment," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

District of Columbia Ranking: Tier 3

Winning respect for its standing in defamation work, this small, four-lawyer team is a new entry to the rankings. Thomas Yannucci leads the First Amendment and defamation group. Admired as "one of the best plaintiff's lawyers around," he has had a string of defamation and libel successes. He recently defended the makers of a top US TV series in a case claiming the stereotyping of Italian Americans.

Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes
New York: Other Notable Practitioners

Admired for her "passion, quick-thinking and broad experience," Dale Cendali is considered a huge asset for the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Having joined in 2009, she commands the respect of the market for copyright, trademark and complex contract disputes. She has represented MySpace in a copyright infringement action launched by Universal Music Group.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 —