August 18th, 2014
Best Lawyers 2015
In its 2015 edition, Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" ranked Frankfurt Kurnit in "Tier 1" in Advertising, Copyright, Entertainment, Trademark, and Trust & Estates Law, "Tier 2" in Litigation (IP) and Media Law, and "Tier 3" in Commercial Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation.
Best Lawyers also recognized 17 of our attorneys individually, including Victoria Cook (Entertainment Law), Lisa Davis (Entertainment Law), Michael P. Frankfurt (Entertainment Law), Jeffrey A. Greenbaum (Advertising Law, Copyright Law), Richard B. Heller (Entertainment Law), Richard Hofstetter (Entertainment Law), Candice Kersh (Advertising), Rick Kurnit (Advertising Law, Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, and Trademark Law), Brian E. Maas (Criminal Defense - White Collar), Richard M. Maltz (Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law), Ronald C. Minkoff (Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, and Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement), Brian G. Murphy (Advertising Law), Edward Rosenthal (Entertainment Law), Thomas D. Selz (Entertainment Law), Barbara E. Shiers (Trusts and Estates), and Linda J. Wank (Trusts & Estates).
In addition, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum received the "Lawyer of the Year Award" for Advertising Law for the New York City area.
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The Los Angeles Daily Journal quoted James Mariani on whether law enforcement may deploy fake social media accounts to monitor people and collect evidence. Mr. Mariani noted that the practice “is not illegal and is widely used throughout the country at law enforcement offices of every level.” He noted, however, that “the practice of surreptitiously monitoring activists [may] violate the First Amendment by creating a chilling effect on those who would otherwise express discontent online".
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