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On March 23, 2017, Jenner & Block was named the 2017 “National Copyright Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, marking the fourth time the firm has received the honor. Besting five other law firms that were shortlisted in the category, Partners Steven R. Englund, Kenneth L. Doroshow and Luke C. Platzer accepted the awards on behalf of the firm at Managing IP’s North America Awards Ceremony at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC.
The firm was also named “National Appellate Firm of the Year” and regional “Copyright Firm of the Year” (East), in addition to receiving an Editor’s Choice Award for its role in the milestone case Capitol Records Inc. v.MP3tunes, a precedential copyright infringement case led by Partners Andrew H. Bart and Luke C. Platzer that resulted in a resounding appellate victory for client EMI relating to the application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to the operations of a pair of online music sites.
An article about the awards and the winners will be published in the May issue of Managing IP.