May 2018 – KBK Partners Laura W. Brill and Janet I. Levine were once again recognized as being among the state’s Top Women Lawyers by California’s leading legal publication, the Daily Journal. Both have received the honor for multiple years.

In recognizing Ms. Brill this year, the Daily Journal noted her representation of Outfront Media Inc., Los Angeles County, Mitsubishi Corp., and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It also recognized her work on a Nazi looted art case headed for trial after an appellate victory.

The publication focused on Ms. Brill’s pro bono voter registration advocacy, noting that she is “leading an effort” to educate lawyers and the public about California’s pre-registration law, which enables teens to register to vote before age 18 so they can cast their ballot in the first election after they turn 18. The Daily Journal noted that Ms. Brill’s advocacy persuaded Los Angeles school officials and others to pre-register students, inspired an Orange County pre-registration drive and convinced San Bernardino County to offer voter registration to new citizens after naturalization ceremonies.

In recognizing Ms. Levine this year, the Daily Journal described her as one of the “country’s leading white collar criminal defense lawyers” and a “thought leader in the nation’s white collar bar” who has “gained recognition for her work trying and settling Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.”

The publication recognized her representation of clients “subject to a grand jury investigation alleging kickbacks, interlocking ownership and fraud, a global securities fraud and market manipulation investigation, and an international money laundering and bribery investigation.” The Daily Journal also noted that she is a member of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Council, which she once chaired, and that she has recently provided pro bono services to the homeless in Los Angeles County.