The 2014 edition of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, has named FWRV one of three top-ranking New York firms in the category of Media and Entertainment practice, covering film, music, television and theater. This is the ninth straight year that FWRV has been awarded this elite ranking.
Chambers praised the firm for our “highly skilled practitioners,” while remarking that FWRV “offers extensive expertise across both new media and traditional media platforms.”
Four of the firm’s partners were cited in particular as “leading individuals” in the Media and Entertainment category.
Listed in the top tier of Media & Entertainment: Film & Television, Michael Rudell, is described by Chambers as a “television law expert,” who clients describe as “a delight to work with and incredibly intelligent.”
Elliot Brown is listed in the top tier of the Theatre category. Chambers reports that commentators view Elliot as a “leading player within the media and entertainment fields,” and professionals within the field describe him as “a wonderful professional.”
Nick Gordon, listed in the top tier of the Music category, is described by Chambers as a “leading music lawyer” who “offers a wealth of experience in the industry and particular expertise in areas such as licensing and recording rights.”
Ken Weinrib “is praised for being ‘very skilled, affable and a strong attorney’.” Chambers notes that Ken “is recognized for his ability to ‘keep a focus on what both sides need to accomplish.'”
According to Chambers, rankings are determined through investigation of lawyers and law firms through one-on-one interviews with key lawyers and clients, the most important part of their research being feedback from clients.
The Chambers rankings are published annually in book form and are available online at www.chambersandpartners.com.