May 2021 – Chambers and Partners, a prestigious legal ranking organization, recognized Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP and six of its attorneys among the best in California in 2021. The firm was recognized as a leader in White Collar Defense and Government Investigations and Media and Entertainment Litigation. Chambers also recognized KBK Partners Laura W. Brill, Bert H. Deixler, Robert Edward Dugdale, Richard B. Kendall, Janet I. Levine, and Jeffrey H. Rutherford.
Chambers noted that KBK has “considerable strength in white collar trials and investigations” and “possesses vast experience defending clients against a diverse array of claims including corruption and securities and healthcare fraud.” It said KBK’s Media and Entertainment Litigation practice represents “sizable media and entertainment companies, including major motion picture studios and top broadcasters,” and that it is “experienced in handling disputes about entertainment finance, content production and distribution as well as intellectual property claims.
In recognizing individual attorneys, Chambers honored Ms. Brill, a certified appellate specialist, for her “broad appellate practice with notable expertise in intellectual property matters, as well as constitutional and regulatory issues.” It recognized Mr. Deixler and Mr. Kendall for their extensive legal careers and contributions to the media and entertainment litigation landscape, highlighting Mr. Deixler’s “four decades of experience” and Mr. Kendall’s “command of high-stakes litigation” and status as a “go-to lawyer for top-echelon clients.”
Chambers honored Mr. Dugdale, Ms. Levine, and Mr. Rutherford for their White Collar Defense and Government Investigations work, quoting one client as saying Mr. Dugdale is “an extraordinary trial lawyer” who is “is amazing in court and has the ability to navigate any courtroom.”
Chambers praised Ms. Levine as a “highly respected practitioner” and quoted a client as saying she “is a fierce advocate who causes prosecutors to quake in their boots when they see her on the other side.” Chambers recognized Mr. Rutherford for his “extensive trial experience” and quoted a client describing him as a “fabulous trial lawyer with great client skills.”
Chambers said it analyzed over 8,000 firms in more than 2,000 practice areas, across all 50 states and nationally to make its selections for the 2021 Guide.