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May 20th, 2021
Frankfurt Kurnit in Chambers 2021
For the seventeenth consecutive year Chambers and Partners included Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups & attorneys. The 2021 guide praised our Advertising, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Data Security practices. In addition, 14 of our attorneys are ranked individually.
On our Advertising practice: Highly respected team with a strong bench of experts in both regulatory and transactional matters. Acts for a large number of blue-chip brands, advising on the development of new promotional ventures and ensuring regulatory compliance. Draws advertising agencies and big media clients through its ability to negotiate high-value deals. Also offers expertise in relation to social media and native advertising.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The firm's strengths include a deep understanding of the broader markets, including differences in laws across countries. The firm is also well networked across a myriad of specialties and regions."
"They have very specific subject knowledge about different areas so there is always someone who has the answers, therefore can give quick answers."
"Frankfurt Kurnit continues to be a prominent player in the field. It is a very strong practice fully devoted to advertising."
Jeffrey A. Greenbaum assists top brands and advertising agencies with compliance review for sophisticated marketing campaigns and also represents clients before the FTC and other regulatory bodies. "Jeff is a superstar. He is smart, practical and responsive." "He is a great lawyer. He is the go-to lawyer for sustainability and environmental claims in advertising. I appreciate his in-depth analysis of difficult matters where there is no clear legal standard." "An eminently talented lawyer."
Candice Kersh is especially well known for her representation of creative agencies. She handles the full gamut of transactional and compliance matters, including branded entertainment and union issues. "She has been indispensable when it comes to negotiating and navigating complex contracts. Her demeanor is such that it is always a pleasure to work with her." "A really good advertising lawyer who is very involved in the industry."
Brian Murphy has a wide-ranging practice that covers intellectual property, talent agreements and social media marketing. “He is one of the best resources we have when dealing with union matters. He has a solid grasp of the big picture as well as a working knowledge of the more granular issues that come into play. He is a pleasure to work with." "A talented lawyer, who is very personable and has key expertise in the industry."
Terri Seligman is renowned particularly for her representation of clients before the NAD. "She has a brilliant mind and is incredibly responsive. She is very real and business-friendly. I trust her to speak the business stakeholders' language and give actionable counsel. She is trusted and handles things expertly." "She is very well prepared and knowledgeable."
Hannah Taylor is developing an impressive reputation as a go-to adviser on complex advertising transactions as well as regulatory matters. "She is a very good attorney."
Rick Kurnit has a wealth of experience handling transactional and compliance concerns on behalf of clients active in the advertising industry. "One of the legends of the Bar." "A terrific advertising lawyer." "He deserves to be in the hall of fame."
On our Entertainment practice: Top-notch entertainment practice catering to individual talent, entertainment companies and investors. Offers deep expertise in content licensing, distribution, financing and talent agreements. Demonstrates skills in transactional work involving film, theater and television content, as well as publishing, video games and fashion.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "My impression of Frankfurt Kurnit has been that they're very professional but also friendly and easy to work with."
"All the attorneys I have worked with at Frankfurt Kurnit have been incredibly knowledgeable, savvy, responsive, thoughtful and loyal. They offer every kind of legal service that an entertainment company might need."
"FKKS is thorough, smart, solution-oriented, creative and dedicated," according to one source, who adds: "I would trust them with my life. They are all-around excellent."
Richard Heller has a strong track record representing talent in television, theater and publishing deals. "He is terrific and thorough."
Richard Hofstetter is a prominent force in the media and entertainment industry, with particular experience in television deals. "He is very knowledgeable and thorough."
Mark Merriman is a respected theater attorney, with significant experience representing directors and producers in the industry. "It's always a pleasure to work on something with Mark. He's quick, reliable, extremely personable, and understands the bigger picture rather than getting caught up in technicalities or dogma."
On our Intellectual Property practice: Well-regarded trademark and copyright specialists with wide-ranging experience representing clients in the fashion, entertainment and media spaces. Regularly engaged to advise high-profile clients on brand management, and IP issues relating to commercial transactions and litigation. Displays additional expertise advising game developers and distributors on trademark and copyright issues.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "The lawyers are very responsive and the firm has great depth of bench and a wide variety of expertise," says a client. Another interviewee describes us as "true partners" and "wonderful to work with."
Catherine Farrelly chairs the firm's trademark and brand management group and brings substantial trademark expertise, frequently advising on matters including portfolio management, registration disputes and enforcement of marks. "Approachable, skilled and knows what she's doing." "She's smart and strong."
Edward Rosenthal routinely litigates trademark and false advertising matters, with notable expertise in publishing and other media. "He is very knowledgeable and very good."
On our Privacy & Data Security practice: Strong practice with expertise in a broad array of privacy and cybersecurity issues. Displays strengths in guiding clients through the implementation of CCPA and GDPR compliance programs, as well as offering great proficiency in ad-tech matters.
Strengths (Quotes from clients): "They are in constant communication with us, they are very accessible and they really impress us with their work."
Tanya Forsheit continues to maintain a highly regarded privacy and data security practice, which sees her routinely providing guidance on the implementation of the CCPA. "She is incredibly practical, a huge advocate for her clients and extremely intelligent. Clients always have good experiences with her. She really does get and understand the law." "When it comes to the CCPA, Tanya is definitely an authority. Many people in the field, myself included, follow her wherever she is publishing because she really knows what is happening."
Daniel Goldberg is recommended for his broad-based privacy expertise, often assisting clients with CCPA and GDPR compliance issues. "He is terrific and making a name for himself in ad-tech; he's a very thoughtful attorney."
Media & Entertainment Litigation:
“Maura Wogan is well versed in intellectual property matters. She frequently litigates copyright infringement claims on behalf of clients in the entertainment sector.”
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2021
The Legal 500 praises three of our practice groups: Advertising & Marketing; Entertainment; and Privacy & Data Security. The London-based directory spotlighted sixteen of our attorneys individually: Lisa E. Davis, Daniel Goldberg, Richard Heller, Andrew Hurwitz, Candice Kersh, and Michael Williams. Tanya Forsheit is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in Privacy & Data Security. Julie Murray is listed as a “Next Generation Partner” in Entertainment. Ariel Sodomsky is listed as a “Rising Star” in Entertainment. Christopher R. Chase, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Brian G. Murphy and Terri Seligman are listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Advertising. Dorian Slater Thomas and Matthew Vittone are listed as a “Rising Stars” in Advertising. Rick Kurnit is in the “Hall of Fame” for Advertising.
June 10 2021
Power Lawyers 2021: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys
May 26 2021
The 13 Leading Attorneys and Law Firms that Work with Digital Creators and Influencers
Business Insider includes Marcie Cleary and Frankfurt Kurnit in their list of the leading attorneys and law firms that represent digital creators across YouTube, Instagram, and other social-media platforms. (Behind paywall) View Article
May 12 2021