What to do when the Feds Come Knocking

KBK Partner Robert Edward Dugdale provides five common-sense rules to follow when the feds knock on your door. Bob's experience as the former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for Trials, Integrity, and Professionalism in Los Angeles, the second largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the nation, gives him a unique insight into how to handle these frightening encounters. More>.

Our Honors

Both the firm and our attorneys have received several honors, including recognition as one of the top media and entertainment firms in the prestigious Chambers & Partner’s rankings. More>.

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 and entertainment law practice in its 2017 rankings. More>. Five of KBK's attorneys also received its top honors. More>.

Partner Robert Edward Dugdale was honored as one of California's Top 100 Lawyers. More>.

Partner Randall Jackson was named one of the state’s Top 40 under 40 lawyers. More>.

KBK Co-founding Partner Laura W. Brill was named one of the California’s Top Women Lawyers. More>. Equality California, one of the state’s largest LGBT organizations, also honored Ms. Brill and her spouse, Ellen Evans, for their lasting contributions to the health, well-being and equality of the LGBT community. More>.

Our Victories 

Recent victories for our clients include the dismissal of a copyright infringement case against the legendary composer Hans Zimmer. More>. We also secured the dismissal of a $50 million copyright infringement action related to the hit VH1 television franchise "Love & Hip Hop." More>.

  Our attorneys won a summary judgment ending a 12-year legal dispute over the divorce of Dick Wolf, creator of the "Law and Order" franchise. More>.   They also won a summary judgment on behalf of a client in a lawsuit against a toymaker over a breach of contract. More>. 

On appeal, our attorneys won dismissal of a lawsuit under the anti-SLAPP statute on behalf of a law firm facing defamation and trade libel claims filed by a company over statements the law firm made in a press release. They also won an appellate court victory for a major law firm when a unanimous three-judge panel upheld a $7 million fee award to the law firm as the prevailing party in affirming the arbitrator’s rejection of the former client’s malpractice claim. More>.
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Defending the Judiciary

More than 6,400 lawyers and law professors nationwide signed onto a letter authored by KBK Co-founding Partner Laura W. Brill, which expressed “grave concerns” with President Donald Trump’s “repeated disparaging statements” about federal judges. More>.

Another 500 signed a letter Ms. Brill authored that called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to apologize for “sowing disrespect for the judiciary” and “undermining the rule of law” with his disparaging comments about U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson and the state of Hawaii. More>.

Making News Outside the Courthouse

Our attorneys have been making news outside the courthouse, with feature stories about their pastimes in the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Daily Journal. Both recently featured stories on how Partner  Alan Jay Weil's karate practice gives him a “keener sense” of how to achieve his clients’ goals.  More>. The Business Journal also published a story about Partner Bert H. Deixler's support for LA's oldest independent book stores, Chevalier’s Books in Larchmont. More>.

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