Katten’s Gail Migdal Title and Helen B. Kim Named Among California’s Top Women Litigators
May 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that two of its Los Angeles-based attorneys, Gail Migdal Title, chair of the national Entertainment and Media Litigation Practice and co-managing partner of its Los Angeles office, and Helen B. Kim, a partner in the Securities Litigation Practice, have been named among 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 14 issues of both publications.
The Daily Journals selected 75 of California’s Top Women Litigators based on a number of criteria, including each nominee’s major litigation victories in the last year, demonstrated leadership within their firm, involvement in the legal community, endorsements from their peers, and overall career accomplishments.
“The caliber of female legal skill resident in our L.A. office is second-to-none and we are pleased that Gail and Helen, two of our finest litigators, have been recognized in this manner,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. “We have always been committed to providing our clients with a diverse pool of top legal talent and this honor reinforces the fine job that our L.A. office continues to do in this regard.”
Gail Migdal Title
This is the third consecutive year in which Ms. Title has been named as a Top Women Litigator. She is well known in the entertainment industry for successfully protecting her clients’ interests regardless of the obstacles. Ms. Title's practice 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 and technology industries, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, contract, and business torts.
In the last year, Ms. Title has obtained outright dismissals of several intellectual property and contract cases brought against her clients, many of them high-profile players in the entertainment industry, based on her motions for summary judgment.
Ms. Title is also recognized as a leader in the Los Angeles legal community. She serves on the executive committee of the Public Counsel Law Center, the largest pro bono organization in the world. She also acts as co-chair of the organization’s William O. Douglas dinner, which raises the bulk of the money to support the Law Center. In addition, Ms. Title sits on the executive committee of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
Ms. Title is a lawyer representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference and Vice-Chair of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Central District of California. She is an Advisor on Intellectual Property to the ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education Board's Program Committee.
Helen B. Kim
Ms. Kim concentrates her practice on securities and complex business-related litigation, representing public and private companies, and their directors, officers and principal shareholders, in a wide range of matters, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits and regulatory investigations.
In the past year, Ms. Kim has represented former officers of Refco Inc., once the largest non-bank commodities broker in the United States, in connection with the high profile securities class action litigation that resulted from Refco’s collapse. Ms. Kim has obtained dismissal of her client from two ongoing class actions and won preliminary approval from the Court for a settlement that would extricate her client from a third. She also took the lead in successful litigation that required two insurance companies to advance defense costs and fees for the benefit of her clients and numerous other parties.
Ms. Kim serves as co-editor of the ABA Litigation Section's Securities Litigation Journal and has participated in numerous panel presentations sponsored by the American Bar Association, ALI-ABA and other organizations. She is currently President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Second Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She also serves on the Judicial Appointments Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as well as Vice President of Administration for the Korean American Coalition-Los Angeles, a not-for-profit community advocacy organization. Ms. Kim also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (www.kattenlaw.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology and an affiliated entity in London. With over 650 attorneys in more than 40 areas of practice, Katten provides timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. Katten provides advice for a wide range of public and private companies – from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global Fortune 100 corporations – as well as government entities, institutions of higher learning, museums and a host of other charitable and cultural organizations.