LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that two of its Los Angeles-based attorneys, Gail Migdal Title, chair of the firm’s national Entertainment and Media Litigation Practice and managing partner of the Los Angeles office, and Susan Grode, co-chair of Katten’s national Entertainment and Media Practice, have been named to the Daily Journal’s list of top intellectual property attorneys in California.  Ms. Title is recognized as one of the Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators, while Ms. Grode is listed among the Top 25 Intellectual Property Portfolio Managers.  


The Daily Journal selects attorneys for inclusion on its list based on a number of criteria, including each nominee’s major intellectual property successes over the last year.  


A high-profile entertainment industry client recently described Ms. Title as “one of the finest entertainment litigators in the nation,” based on her “strong, aggressive advocacy, razor sharp intellect and innate sensitivity to the business needs of the client.”  These accomplishments would likely be echoed by many of Ms. Title’s clients, as in the last year she has obtained outright dismissals of a number of intellectual property and contract cases brought against her clients on her motions for summary judgment.  Ms. Title’s practice includes all aspects of the entertainment industry, from motion picture and television development, finance and production, to distribution in all media worldwide.  Her representation covers a broad range of legal and business issues that arise in the entertainment and technology industries, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, contract and business torts.


Ms. Grode concentrates her practice in entertainment, intellectual property, licensing, merchandising, interactive games, Internet and media law, counseling and representing domestic and international motion picture studios, film and television product and distribution companies and entrepreneurs, as well as book publishing, toy, game and online companies, theater and arts institutions.  She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on domestic and international animation, licensing and merchandising, and has represented major motion picture and animation studios and numerous production and toy companies, as well as the creators and executive producers of some of the world’s best-known television franchises.  Prior to entering private law practice, Ms. Grode was vice president at the world’s largest art book publisher.


Katten’s Entertainment and Media Practice provides clients with comprehensive domestic and international representation in the entertainment industry.  The firm’s clients are engaged in many areas of entertainment, including feature motion pictures, television, animation, Internet, pay-per-view and video on demand, merchandising, licensing, technology, print and electronic book publishing, music, stage productions, interactive games and entertainment and communication systems, film finance, production and distribution, labor relations, executive employment agreements, estate planning, and copyright, trademark and intellectual property protection.  The practice’s clients include a wide range of financiers, including banks and other financial institutions, motion picture studios, networks and cable channels, independent motion picture, television and new media production and distribution companies, music companies, game developers and publishers, entertainment industry investors, and individual entrepreneurs.  Litigation attorneys within the practice offer clients a full range of dispute resolution services, including representation involving intellectual property issues, contractual and business tort disputes, distribution rights issues, and artist representation in business and personal matters.