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Akerman Grows Los Angeles Team


Akerman Grows Los Angeles Team

Summary: A team of IP and Commercial Litigation partners joined Akerman in their Los Angeles office.

Akerman Grows Los Angeles Team
Akerman LLP welcomed a pair of partners to their Los Angeles office. Akerman, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, added Caroline Mankey and Kanika Corley to their Intellectual property and commercial litigation groups. The women are joining from Sedgwick LLP, where Mankey was the chair of the Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Group.

Chair Lawrence Rochefort of the Litigation Practice Group said, “Caroline and Kanika are highly skilled lawyers who bring important depth to our intellectual property and commercial litigation team in Los Angeles and nationwide. We look forward to making even greater contributions to our clients through their comprehensive knowledge of the entertainment, arts, fashion, retail, sports and technology sectors.”

Los Angeles office managing partner Sue Zabloudil added, “Caroline and Kanika add great value to Akerman’s national IP and litigation platforms, as we expand our Los Angeles presence to meet the growing needs of our clients. In Los Angeles and nationwide, we remain focused on making Akerman a place where clients benefit from a diversity of ideas and experiences essential to advance their goals as well as our culture of collaborative innovation.”

Mankey will focus her practice on copyright, trade secret, trademark, licensing and contract rights, design patent, and rights of publicity disputes. Corley will focus her practice on commercial disputes and soft intellectual property litigation and prosecution for clients in the sports, media, and entertainment sectors.

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