CA v. NY
Which State is Better for Your Client's Objectives?
K BK Partner Patrick J. Somers practiced for more than a decade in New York for an AmLaw 20 firm, litigating complex cases for various corporate and individual clients, including Fortune 100 companies and a motion picture studio. He moved to California to join KBK as a partner and provides his unique perspective on the differences between trying a case in New York and the Golden Stat e. More> .

In celebration of the holidays, KBK has made a generous donation to the Downtown Women's Center, the only LA organization exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness on Skid Row. Its mission is to provide permanent supportive housing for women and to advocate for ending homelessness for women.
Giving Back 
Our attorneys believe in giving back year-round. They are deeply engaged in the community, serving in leadership positions throughout Los Angeles. Laura W. Brill, a KBK co-founding partner, has been active in teaching and writing on youth civic engagement and voter registration. More>. She also serves on the boards of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Marlborough School.
Partner Bert H. Deixler, who has served in several leadership roles in the legal community, is keeping the independent bookstore tradition alive as co-owner of Chevalier's Books in Larchmont. Richard B. Kendall, a KBK co-founding partner, chairs the Broad Stage Board and serves on the Human Rights Watch Board. Partner Alan Jay Weil, who has served as a national commissioner and in other leadership roles in the Anti-Defamation League, chaired the organization's Annual Gala Celebration this year. More>
KBK's Honors
Our attorneys have received several honors in recent months, including recognition for Richard B. Kendall and Laura W. Brill, KBK co-founding partners, as being among the nation's 500 Leading Lawyers. More> . Ms. Brill also was honored as one of California's Top 100 Lawyers in 2017. More>. And she was recently elected to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. More>.

The prestigious Chambers & Partners rankings once again recognized KBK as one of the region's top media and entertainment firms and singled out Mr. Kendall, KBK Partner Bert H. Deixler and KBK Counsel Robert L. Corbin for recognition. More>.
KBK was ranked as one of the region's Top Litigation Boutiques. More >. In addition, U.S. News-Best Lawyers© named KBK one of the nation's top firms for its appellate practice and one of LA's best for commercial litigation, entertainment law and intellectual property in its 2018 rankings. More>. Four of KBK's attorneys also were among those named as Best Lawyers in America for 2018. More>.
KBK’S Legal Malpractice Defense
KBK is the firm other law firms hire when they need legal counsel. Our lawyers have represented and advised local, regional, national, and international law firms accused of professional malpractice and other breaches of professional responsibilities.
Most recently, KBK attorneys Alan Jay Weil and Corey E. Klein recovered almost $9.8 million on behalf of its national law firm client after winning in a legal malpractice action and obtaining a fee and cost award as prevailing party. More>. Mr. Weil, Mr. Klein and KBK attorney Meaghan L. Lert also successfully defended an international law firm and one of its former partners against “inherent authority” sanctions sought pursuant to a federal judge’s order to show cause why such sanctions should not be imposed. More>.

In addition, Mr. Weil was successful in defeating several motions to disqualify a major national law firm in multiple cases pending in the California Superior Courts.
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