January 22, 2014

Six Jenner & Block partners are included in the Southern California Super Lawyers 2014 guide to the “top 5 percent of attorneys” in the state.  The list recognizes attorneys through a comprehensive, peer-review-based evaluation process, which includes surveying thousands of attorneys and asking them to nominate the best attorneys they had personally observed in action.  The firm’s Southern California Super Lawyers and their Super Lawyers’ practice areas are:

Brent Caslin (Business Litigation) handles commercial and intellectual property disputes in the Western United States and around the Pacific Rim and also helps clients resolve regulatory and compliance matters.  His representations have involved many subject matters and industries including commercial contracts; licensing disputes; patent, trademark and copyright claims; real estate; trade secrets; professional liability; film financing; restrictive covenant enforcement; energy supply agreements; class actions; financial services claims; corporate control and securities disputes; internal investigations; and international compliance processes.  Brent has substantial international experience and regularly handles cross-border disputes and investigations.  

Kenneth D. Klein (Business Litigation) is alitigator and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.  His experience includes complex business litigation matters in a wide range of subject matters including breach of contract, fraud, sexual and racial discrimination, accounting malpractice, consumer class actions, tortious interference, copyright infringement and antitrust.

Rick Richmond (Business Litigation), managing partner of Jenner & Block’s Los Angeles office, has extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer representing clients in state and federal courts, federal and local administrative proceedings, and before the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration panels.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation matters ranging from class actions, contracts and fraud to intellectual property, trade secrets, employment, construction defects and toxic torts.  

Nick G. Saros (Intellectual Property Litigation) focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, primarily patent infringement litigation, but also including patent licensing, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property related issues.  Nick has represented a variety of clients across a wide array of technologies including internet content delivery systems, semiconductor technology, VoIP systems, lighting control devices, medical devices, encryption systems, lens manufacturing, turbochargers and printing press systems.

Richard L. Stone (General Litigation), co-chair of the firm’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice, is a leading trial lawyer concentrating on antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on the media and entertainment industries.  Rick’s experience extends to litigating antitrust, copyright, trademark patent, piracy, securities, commercial fraud and related business tort cases.  He has handled numerous shareholder, consumer and antitrust class actions.  In both 2012 and 2013, The Hollywood Reporter named Rick one of the top 100 entertainment “Power Lawyers” in America.

Andrew J. Thomas (Intellectual Property Litigation) is a media and entertainment litigator who focuses on copyright and trademark matters, First Amendment cases and complex business litigation.  Clients ranging from motion picture studios and television networks to book publishers and newspapers seek his representation at the trial and appellate levels in matters including intellectual property rights, defamation and privacy, unfair competition claims, and prior restraints on speech.  Andrew has successfully handled bench trials, jury trials, and arbitrations and has litigated more than 50 appeals in the California appellate courts and in the Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.