June 2024 – Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partners Laura W. Brill and Nary Kim have been recognized among California’s Top Women Lawyers this year by the state’s leading legal publication, the Daily Journal. Ms. Brill has received this award most years since 2006, and this is Ms. Kim’s first time winning the award

The Daily Journal publishes its “Top Women Lawyers” listings annually to honor and individually profile “the best 100 women lawyers practicing across California.”

In its profile of Ms. Brill, the publication recognized her service as “an accomplished attorney with a rich career spanning 30 years in litigation and appeals” and specifically cited her recent successful defense of Measure J, a charter amendment in L.A. County that allocates funds to social services and racial justice.

The Daily Journal also recognized Ms. Brill’s work outside the courtroom as Founder and CEO of The Civics Center, leading nationwide efforts to increase youth voter participation and sparking “hundreds of high school voter registration drives in 36 states across the country.”

In its profile of Ms. Kim, the Daily Journal spotlighted her meteoric rise to Partner and impressive recent representations. In particular, the publication noted Ms. Kim’s defense of Lionsgate Entertainment against claims of copyright infringement, potentially saving millions for her client by preventing a temporary restraining order that would have delayed the release of the horror-comedy “The Blackening,” as well as her role as a key member of the team that secured the dismissal of a high-profile $500 million lawsuit brought by the former co-stars of the 1968 film adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.”

“‘Romeo and Juliet’ was my mom’s favorite movie,” Ms. Kim said in speaking about the latter case. “To do the case, I got to rewatch the movie – the best billable hour ever.”

Ms. Brill and Ms. Kim were both named as Women of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal earlier this month. Ms. Kim was also recognized in the same publication’s “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys 2024” issue earlier this year.

For more information about Ms. Brill and Ms. Kim’s respective inclusions in this year’s “Top Women Lawyers” list, please see the Daily Journal’s feature.