SOURCE: Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

August 12, 2013 12:23 ET

Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes MS&K Lawyers as "IP Stars"

Guide to World's Leading Intellectual Property Practices Also Places MS&K in Top Tier for Copyright Law and Trademark Litigation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), one of the premier entertainment and business law firms in the U.S., was recognized for its excellence in intellectual property law by Managing Intellectual Property, the leading source of news and analysis on IP developments worldwide.

Karin Pagnanelli, partner in the Los Angeles office of MS&K, was named to the inaugural "IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP" list to be published by Managing Intellectual Property. Pagnanelli's civil litigation practice focuses in federal courts with a concentration in intellectual property disputes involving copyright, piracy, trademark, defamation and unfair competition.

MS&K partners Steven Metalitz and Eric Schwartz, both of whom are based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, were recognized in the magazine's recent "IP Stars" issue. Metalitz counsels clients in the publishing, recording, motion picture, software, music and database industries, and has contributed to a number of federal copyright and e-commerce laws passed since 1983. Schwartz, a renowned expert on film and music archival issues, has more than 25 years of experience as a copyright attorney providing counseling on U.S. and foreign copyright laws.

In addition to the individual recognitions for Pagnanelli, Metalitz and Schwartz, MS&K's Intellectual Property Practice was feted in a number of categories in Managing Intellectual Property's "IP Handbook" online resource. The firm's practice group was spotlighted in "Tier 1" of all U.S. law firms for its excellence in Copyright Law and Trademark Litigation.

For more information about Managing Intellectual Property's "IP Stars" and "IP Handbook" resources, please go to

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