May 27, 2017
Glaser Weil is pleased to announce that Partners Patricia Glaser, Adrian Pruetz and Cindy Cohen were recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Pruetz was also ranked in Chambers Global. 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 for California. Chambers USA notes, that Ms. Glaser is a “formidable litigator" who “acts for plaintiffs and defendants across a broad range of commercial litigation matters, with noted expertise in real estate, entertainment and intellectual property cases.” She was praised as “a very vigorous advocate - a very good lawyer."
Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Adrian Pruetz was recognized within Band 2 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in both the Chambers Global and Chambers USA publications. Peers laud Ms. Pruetz for her “courtroom presentation, particularly in misuse of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement cases.” While she has vast experience with a full range of IP litigation matters, clients highlight that "she is phenomenal at dealing with patent trolls; she just really understands the technical aspects."
Litigation Partner Cindy Cohen moved up a rank to Band 2 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in California. Ms. Cohen received widespread acclaim for her representation of debtors, creditors and trustees in complex bankruptcy-related disputes. She was praised as "just a brilliant lawyer in terms of her knowledge, thinking on her feet and handling difficult questions - she is one of the best advocates out there."
In addition to the individual rankings, the Firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Team received a Band 3 in 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 Firm’s litigators 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. The group is recognized for "the way they work as a team and work across the board with a wide range of clients … They are constantly in a position to provide sage advice."
Chambers and Partners ranks the leading law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the United States. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.