The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC), the leading trade association serving general counsel and business affairs attorneys, has named Glaser Weil the 2016 Law Firm of the Year.
Michele McShane, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of IP for Scientific Games, presented the specially designed award to Erica Van Loon, Glaser Weil Partner and Head of its Trademark, Copyright and Media Practice at AMEC's 11th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards, a gala black tie ceremony held on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the Hollywood Improv.
Sheree Johnson, Executive Director of the AMEC, said, "AMEC is pleased to recognize Glaser Weil for its accomplishments in its entertainment and trademark, copyright and media practices. Practitioners such as Erica Van Loon and Barbara Rubin are truly thought leaders in their respective specialties in the media and entertainment industry."
"Glaser Weil is honored to be named Law Firm of the Year by AMEC for its entertainment and media law practice. AMEC's recognition of our firm's focus on exemplary client service is appreciated and we are deeply grateful for this tremendous honor," said Peter Weil, managing partner of Glaser Weil.
About Glaser Weil
Glaser Weil, a Century City based law firm, is one of the country's premier full service law firms, with its attorneys at the forefront of high stakes litigation and transactions in entertainment, intellectual property and media. From start-ups and global corporations to high profile entertainers and other well-known personalities-the firm represents film and television studios, gaming, music, casino and production companies, toy and software application developers, along with individual authors, architects, artists and musicians.
The firm's thriving copyright, trademark, patent, media and entertainment litigation practice has won major victories for industry clients on summary judgment, at trial and arbitration, and on appeal.
Glaser Weil's media and entertainment transactional practice advises a variety of local, national and international clients on a comprehensive range of transactions, including development, production and distribution deals and contracts in television, film and media.
About the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) is the only organization of its kind. Formed in late 2005, AMEC is designed to support the career development and honor the achievements of in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and emerging technology companies.