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Company Overview of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Company Overview

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP offers legal services. Its areas of practice include litigation, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, employment practices and litigation, and family and matrimonial law. The firm caters to the high-tech, manufacturing, chemical, computer, energy, entertainment, consumer products, banking, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries. The firm was founded in 1993 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Newark, New Jersey; Miami, Florida; Washington, District of Columbia; and San Francisco, Redwood Shores, and Los Angeles, California.

1633 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1993

Phone:

212-506-1700

Fax:

212-506-1800

Key Executives for Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Founding and Managing Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP Key Developments

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman Appoints Mark Heilbrun as Partner in Government Affairs

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman appointed Mark Heilbrun as partner in its government affairs practice group.

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman Announces New Partners

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman announced that former NBCUniversal attorneys John Berlinski and Mansi Shah have joined the firm as partners in its Los Angeles office to launch its entertainment litigation practice. Berlinski was SVP, Head of West Coast Television Litigation, and Shah served as Senior Litigation Counsel at NBCUniversal. Berlinski will chair the firm's Entertainment Practice Group, which will primarily represent television and film entertainers, talent agencies, and others with "backend" profit participation interests, and specialize in maximizing those interests. As Senior Vice President & Head of West Coast Television Litigation at NBCUniversal Media, Berlinski managed all of the company's West Coast television litigation, as well as pre-litigation disputes involving profit participation, copyright, idea theft, right to privacy, and labor and employment, among others. He also led a team of lawyers dedicated to providing NBCUniversal with advice regarding the negotiation of profit participation contracts, the issuance of accounting statements, audits, and the resolution of audit claims.

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP Announces the Appointment of Clarine Nardi Riddle as Counsel; To Launch Washington, D.C. Office

Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP announced the appointment of Clarine Nardi Riddle as Counsel. She will focus on expanding the firm's presence on Capitol Hill and advising clients on a range of regulatory and public policy issues. Riddle will also continue working with Senator Joseph Lieberman, for whom she most recently served as Senate Chief of Staff. Earlier she served as Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, Connecticut's trial court of general jurisdiction, and Special Counsel to Senator Lieberman, as well as his Deputy and Counsel. Riddle remains an active co-founder of No Labels. The company announced that it will launch its Washington, D.C. office and Government Affairs practice.

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