April 2022 – Variety’s 2022 Legal Impact Report, which recognizes “top attorneys winning cases and making deals in Hollywood,” honored Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partners Philip M. Kelly and Richard B. Kendall as Leading Lawyers for their work in entertainment litigation. This is the fourth time that both Mr. Kelly and Mr. Kendall have won the award, and Variety has previously recognized Mr. Kelly as a Rising Star.

The publication also recognized KBK Partner Nary Kim in its “Up Next” segment highlighting young attorneys who have made an impact in entertainment law. This report shines a spotlight on the top young attorneys in the entertainment business, with a focus on up-and-coming talent that is helping to shape the future of the industry.

Among myriad reasons for honoring Mr. Kelly and Mr. Kendall, Variety referenced the “veteran litigators” successful arbitration win alongside Ms. Kim securing dismissal of all claims for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), one of the globe’s leading talent agencies, in a $55 million suit.

The publication also cited the three partners’ current case load, including representing Paramount Licensing, Inc. in a $20 million-plus breach of contract case and defending Paws Incorporated (owner of the Garfield character) in a pending arbitration.

To see Variety’s 2022 Legal Impact Report, please click here.