Katten’s Gail Migdal Title and Helen B. Kim Named Among California’s Top Women Litigators
May 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that two of its Los Angeles-based attorneys, Gail Migdal Title, chair of the firm’s national Entertainment and Media Litigation Practice and managing partner of the Los Angeles office, and Helen B. Kim, a partner in the Securities Litigation Practice, have been named to the Daily Journal’s list of the Top 100 Women Litigators. The full list of honorees was published in a special supplement on May 13.
The Daily Journal selects attorneys for inclusion 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.
A high-profile entertainment industry client recently described Ms. Title as “one of the finest entertainment litigators in the nation,” based on her “strong, aggressive advocacy, razor sharp intellect and innate sensitivity to the business needs of the client.” These accomplishments are supported by Ms. Title’s record of success. In the last year she has obtained outright dismissals of a number of intellectual property and contract cases brought against her clients on motions for summary judgment. 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.
Ms. Kim represents public and private companies and their directors, officers and principal shareholders in complex commercial litigation, including the defense of securities and other class actions, shareholder derivative suits and regulatory investigations. She appears on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts, both in New York and in California.
In the last year, Ms. Kim has been heavily involved in the representation of former officers of Refco Inc., formerly the country’s largest commodities broker, in connection with a high-profile securities class action litigation. Ms. Kim 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. In April 2008, in a non-Refco matter, Ms. Kim secured a victory in an apparent case of first impression involving a corporate control dispute under California Corporations Code Section 709 by obtaining an order removing a director that had attempted to usurp control over a closely held corporation and appointing new interim directors for the corporation.
Ms. Kim is also recognized as a leader in the Los Angeles legal community. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s board of governors and serves on its Judicial Appointments Committee. She is president-elect of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and chair of the board of the Korean American Coalition’s Los Angeles Chapter, a nonprofit community advocacy organization serving the Korean-American community. Ms. Kim is also active in several national organizations. She serves as co-editor of the ABA Litigation Section’s Securities Litigation Journal. She also serves on the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and is a member of Katten’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. She is the immediate past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.