The Business Journal raises the curtain on the legal stars who work in L.A.’s entertainment industry.


Firm: Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP

Law School: USC

Selected Clients: Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, BET Networks, Viacom Inc., CBS Broadcasting; CBS Outdoor, Showtime Networks, Electronic Arts, Hachette Group, Simon & Schuster, MGM.

Years in Practice: 31

Most Challenging Case: U.S. v. Gwaltney (prosecuting rape-murder by CHP officer).

Best Career Moments: Arguing twice before U.S. Supreme Court.

Worst: Arguing appellate court motion in Saipan, in the U.S. Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands. The presiding justice was the law partner of my opposing counsel.

Highlight From Past Year: Starting Kendall Brill & Klieger.

Longest Workday: 27 hours when pursuing hidden assets of Ferdinand Marcos.

How My Practice Is Changing: In addition to litigation, increasing demands from clients for advice in transactional matters.

If I Weren’t an Attorney: I would travel the world with my wife, Lisa See, on her book tours.

My Colleagues Don’t Know:… and I intend to keep it that way.

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