SOURCE: Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

November 15, 2012 12:05 ET

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Adds New Fashion Industry Practice Group

Fashion Industry Blog Launches to Showcase Firm's Legal and Business Insights

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), one of the premier entertainment and business law firms in the U.S., today announced the formation of its newest practice group, the Fashion Industry Practice, supporting the firm's work with apparel and footwear, textiles and designs, beauty and fragrances, jewelry and accessories and furnishings. The Fashion Industry Practice Group will be co-chaired by MS&K litigation partners Patricia Benson and Lauren Wachtler.

"Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp has long provided full service legal counsel to all participants in the fashion industry and the development of The Fashion Industry Practice was the logical next step in responding to and serving the needs of our clients," said Patricia H. Benson who is based in Los Angeles.

The new Fashion Industry Practice Group brings together MS&K's depth of experience within the industry and will incorporate attorneys from many of the firm's existing practice groups including Intellectual Property, Corporate, Litigation, International Trade, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Immigration.

"With the increased globalization of the fashion industry and the growing intellectual property and brand concerns that come to focus in the online world, we determined that the addition of a Fashion Industry Practice Group would both complement our existing practice groups and provide additional value to our clients," said Lauren J. Wachtler, who is based in New York.

The Fashion Industry is a multi-billion dollar global industry subject to a myriad of local, national and international laws in a vast number of subject areas. MS&K attorneys, leaders in their respective areas of the law, regularly assist Fashion clients bring their designs to fruition and products to market, while preserving and promoting brand value.

MS&K Fashion Industry Practice Group has also launched a new blog -- -- that will serve as an online resource for information, legal developments, and insights regarding the Fashion Industry.

For more information on The Fashion Industry Practice Group and its attorneys, please visit

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