Glaser Weil LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Patricia L. Glaser, Adrian Pruetz and Cynthia M. Cohen were recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The Firm’s Entertainment Litigation team was further recognized as a top practice in California.
Patricia Glaser, Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, received distinction in both the Media & Entertainment Litigation (Band 1) and General Commercial Litigation (Band 2) categories in California. Chambers USA noted that Ms. Glaser is a "formidable" figure in the entertainment industry, with a strong track record of representing talent, entertainment executives and companies in high-profile disputes. One client proclaimed that "she's one of the top litigators in the country and it's unbelievably comforting to know that someone with her reputation is there if we need her." Ms. Glaser's consistent appearances in high-profile cases have earned her an enviable reputation among peers, one of whom observed that "she gets very effective results for her clients and has a lot of skills in and out of the courtroom." Ms. Glaser was also recently named “Business Leader of the Year” in the Services category and one the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles" by The Los Angeles Business Journal.
Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Adrian Pruetz was recognized within Band 3 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in California. Ms. Pruetz was highlighted for her courtroom presentation, particularly in misuse of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement cases. She was also distinguished for her experience across hi-tech patent infringement claims and was praised by a client as "phenomenal at dealing with patent trolls; she just really understands the technical aspects."
Litigation Partner Cindy Cohen was awarded a Band 2 ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in California. She's highly commended for her deft handling of bankruptcy-related litigation. A client described her as "a go-to person for complex matters; a very good strategist who can ensure we position ourselves for success at the earliest stage." Ms. Cohen was also praised as "just a brilliant lawyer in terms of her knowledge, thinking on her feet and handling difficult questions - one of the best advocates out there."
In addition to the individual rankings, the Firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Department received a Band 3 ranking in Chambers USA. The team is known for its well-established, broad-based litigation practice, which handles some of the most high-profile matters in the media and entertainment field. The attorneys work closely with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, as well as major television networks and studios, talent agencies and production companies. These experienced litigators are well versed in the full range of disputes arising in the context of content creation and exploitation. They offer significant trial experience, as well as providing pre-litigation counseling.
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