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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) announced today that former partner Yakub Hazzard, most recently a senior legal executive at NBCUniversal overseeing profit participation and related litigation matters for the studio, has returned to the firm.

“MSK prides itself on its operational experience within the entertainment business and there are not many attorneys in the country who offer the industry insight and legal dexterity that Yakub possesses,” said Kevin Gaut, chairman of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. “Yakub’s high-level experience inside a major studio will be a tremendous asset to our clients. Beyond that, we are thrilled to welcome back a lawyer and industry leader the firm respects so much.” 

Read more: Top NBCUniversal Lawyer Yakub Hazzard Returns to Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP


Last weekend the Annual Congress of National Lawyers in Barcelona was held ​​during the days 28th, 29th and 30th of September.

On Friday, a very interesting conference on the Future of Advocacy in the Global Market took place, dealing with topics that are really of concern to many lawyers.

The presentations were inaugurated by Frederic Munné (Representative of the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Barcelona) and Fernando Escura, Managing Partner of Bufete Escura.

Read more: Managing Partner of Bufete Escura Presents at Annual Congress of National Lawyers in Barcelona


Coblentz is one of only six firms named to the Law360 California Powerhouse list in 2017. Law360 notes that "The Golden State is a global hub for innovators, serving as headquarters for companies on the cutting edge of sectors like technology, life sciences, media and entertainment, and private equity and venture capitalism, but the firms that shined brightest in 2017 were both creative and resilient, handling legal challenges for so-called disruptors as well as for the more staid, established companies, landing them among Law360's 2017 California Powerhouses."

Read more: Coblentz Named a California Powerhouse by Law360


Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce 26 lawyers in 26 different legal categories were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2017-2018. This distinction is the most esteemed in the entire legal profession, recognizing only the top 4 percent of attorneys in the country.

Read more: 26 Kirton McConkie Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers for 2017-2018


DQ’s dispute resolution team has recently successfully resisted a pre-claim application for disclosure of documents and the suspension of appointment of an expert as the Isle of Man High Court affirms the test for disclosure of documents prior to a claim being started.

Read more: DQ successfully resists pre-claim disclosure application