Gail Migdal Title Named One of California’s Top Women Litigators
May 31, 2006
LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Gail Migdal Title, head of the Firm’s Entertainment Litigation Practice and managing partner of its Los Angeles office, has been named one of California’s Top Women Litigators by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. The full list of honorees will be published in a special supplement to the May 31 issues of both publications.
The Daily Journals selected California’s Top Women Litigators based on a number of criteria, including each nominee’s major litigation victories in last year, demonstrated leadership within their firm, involvement in the legal community, endorsements from their peers, and overall career accomplishments.
"Gail is an outstanding litigator and her record of success in representing some of the highest-profile clients in the entertainment industry speaks for itself," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. "We are very proud that she has been selected for this most deserved honor."
As head of the Firm’s Entertainment Litigation Practice, Ms. Title has been involved in numerous precedent-setting intellectual property cases, including representing several studios as amici in Grosso v. Miramax, a recent Ninth Circuit decision regarding copyright preemption, as well as representing petitioner Miramax in the United States Supreme Court in the same matter. She also represented Tom Clancy in Sohmer v. Clancy, a case that focused on the impact of the LMRA on the author's rights under the Copyright Act and representation of television exhibitors with respect to restoration of copyrights in foreign works under GATT and the Uruguay Accords.
Ms. Title has also handled many entertainment industry accounting disputes, primarily in defense of producers in actions brought by profit participants. She won judgments in favor of such producers in Anthony Yerkovich v. Universal; James Garner v. Universal; and DeGuere v. Universal. Additionally, Ms. Title prevailed in the case of Enright, et al. v. Universal, et al., in which she successfully defended a multi-billion dollar suit challenging the studio's distribution practices worldwide.
Ms. Title's practice also includes all aspects of the entertainment industry, from motion picture and television development, finance, and production, to distribution in all media worldwide. Her representation covers a broad range of legal and business issues that arise in the entertainment industry, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, contract, and business torts. Ms. Title has extensive experience in state and federal, trial and appellate courts and in arbitration tribunals.
Ms. Title has also received the Top Women Lawyers in Business WLALA Women of Distinction award, was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas in 2004 and 2005 by Los Angeles Magazine Inc. and is included in Marquis’ Who’s Who. She was also recently recognized as Litigator of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.