The 2013 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 eighth straight year that FWRV has been awarded this ranking.
Commending the firm for “its breadth and depth of industry knowledge,” Chambers also noted that FWRV “continues to represent clients from all corners of the industry, from traditional television, film, music and theater to more innovative new media.”
Four of the firm’s partners were cited in particular as “leading individuals” in the Media and Entertainment category.
Michael Rudell, listed in the top tier of Media & Entertainment: Film & Television, is described as “‘a tough negotiator,’ ‘the dean of the Bar’ and ‘one of the best TV lawyers’ within the industry.” Chambers also noted that Michael is “particularly adept at publishing law.”
Elliot Brown is listed in the top tier of the Theatre category. Chambers noted that Elliot “maintains his reputation as a preeminent media attorney, with a focus on and expertise in theater matters.”
Nick Gordon, listed in the top tier of the Music category, is described by Chambers as having “a strong music-focused practice,” and as assisting “clients with music publishing, recording rights, producing and agency matters.”
Ken Weinrib is mentioned to be “held in high esteem by [his] peers for his all-around knowledge and experience of the entertainment sector.” Chambers wrote that he “acts for individuals and companies in motion pictures, television, theater and book publishing” matters.
According to Chambers, rankings are determined through investigation of lawyers and law firms by 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.