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Jenner & Block Partners Stephen L. Ascher, Andrew H. Bart, Susan J. Kohlmann and Andrew Weissmann were selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition list for 2008, a peer-reviewed guide to the top five percent of attorneys in New York.
Mr. Bart and Ms. Kohlmann were listed for Intellectual Property Litigation. For two decades Mr. Bart has focused on litigation in the entertainment industry, especially intellectual property issues and contractual disputes. He has handled matters that have resulted in precedent setting decisions in copyright law, the law of privacy and publicity and artist-label relations.Ms. Kohlmann has litigated a variety of intellectual property matters, particularly in the areas of trademark and copyright. Recently, she successfully represented the heirs of novelist John Steinbeck’s widow, Elaine Steinbeck, in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a case in which the Court held that the rights of the heirs could not be terminated.
Mr. Ascher was named for his work in Securities Litigation. Recently, he defended a securities trader who was indicted as part of the largest insider-trading prosecution in the last twenty years. He also represented a mutual fund executive in the first federal trial involving securities claims relating to “market-timing.”
Mr. Weissmann, who was named for Criminal Defense: White Collar, is a nationally-recognized white collar litigator. He represents U.S. and foreign corporations and executives in connection with criminal and civil investigations, including representation before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state and local authorities. Mr. Weissmann served as Director of the Enron Task Force, overseeing the prosecution of over 30 individuals in connection with the company’s collapse.