August 17th, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America 2016
In its 2016 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.
In addition 17 of our lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, 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, Litigation, 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, Entertainment Law), Edward Rosenthal (Entertainment Law), Terri Seligman (Advertising Law), Thomas D. Selz (Entertainment Law), Barbara E. Shiers (Trusts and Estates), and Linda J. Wank (Trusts & Estates).
Facebook Asks Police Agencies Not to Create Fake Profiles
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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