The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel Names Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp as Law Firm of the Year

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Leading trade association for general counsel and business affairs attorneys recognizes MS&K for excellence in industry and contributions to field

I join my partners at MS&K in congratulating AMEC on its Fifth Anniversary as the most influential organization for in-house counsel at media and entertainment companies

The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC), the leading trade association serving general counsel and business affairs attorneys, has named the Los Angeles-based law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K) as its Law Firm of the Year.

The award was announced on Friday during the AMEC's prestigious 5th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards, the only awards designed to honor attorneys who are part of the leadership at the major global media and entertainment companies. This year's awards were presented at a Gala Luncheon held at the legendary House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.

AMEC presented MS&K with the Media & Entertainment Law Firm of the Year Award. MS&K is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

"MS&K is clearly one of the trail blazing firms and thought leaders for the entertainment industry," said Arnold Peter, former Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and Labor Relations at Universal Studios and AMEC co-founder. "When there is an industry-wide legal challenge, we consistently turn to MS&K and its partners, many of whom are legends in their respective specialties. I have had the pleasure of working closely and personally with several attorneys at the firm and to me they represent the essential Gold Standard for entertainment lawyers and law firms. AMEC is honored to have the opportunity to recognize MS&K as it continues to lead the entertainment industry in these times that are both challenging and exciting."

"We are humbled and flattered to receive this prestigious award from the group of esteemed professionals that our law firm is dedicated to serving every day," said Thomas Lambert, managing partner of MS&K. "Our entertainment practice had its roots in the early days of the motion picture business and, as the entertainment industry has evolved over the years into new and exciting media platforms, MS&K has remained at the forefront of the legal profession and continues to provide full service legal support to all of the varied and evolving components of the entertainment industry."

"I join my partners at MS&K in congratulating AMEC on its Fifth Anniversary as the most influential organization for in-house counsel at media and entertainment companies," Lambert added.

For more than 100 years, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has maintained a reputation for excellence in providing sophisticated legal and business solutions for its clients in areas that include: Litigation, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Entertainment & New Media, Immigration, Corporate Transactions, Homeland Security, Tax, Trust & Estates, Real Estate, and International Trade. For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.msk.com.

About The AMEC
The Counsel of the Year Awards was created to honor excellence among in-house counsel and business affairs executives at major media and entertainment companies. Key programs of the AMEC include: Media and Entertainment Counsel of the Year Awards; M/E Insights quarterly newsletter, distributed to over 10,000 media, entertainment and communications industry decision makers globally; and a variety of other continuing education seminars and industry news and information. For more information on the Awards, official sponsors and advisory board members, please visit the AMEC website, http://www.theamec.com.

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