Covington & Burling LLP

07/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/14/2020 14:25

Two Covington Partners Named to Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers

LOS ANGELES-Los Angeles Business Journal has named Mitch Kamin and Ashley Simonsen to its Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers, a list of the 'best litigators' in Los Angeles.

Mr. Kamin, co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group, represents global media, entertainment, and other large companies in complex disputes. He focuses on civil litigation involving copyright and trademark, contract disputes, class actions, and business torts, and has significant experience with litigation concerning content creation and distribution. His clients are leaders in the entertainment industry -- including major companies in film, television, music, sports, and gaming. Los Angeles Business Journal highlights his representation of major record labels and publishers in copyright infringement cases against ISPs.

Ms. Simonsen is a litigator whose practice focuses on defending complex class actions in state and federal court. She has deep experience representing clients in the financial services, technology, consumer brands, and sports industries through all stages of litigation, including trial, with a strong track record of success on early dispositive motions. Los Angeles Business Journal notes that she has become one of the nation's leading experts on 'true lender' issues and the related 'valid when made' doctrine, having won a complete defense victory for a bank in what is believed to be the first time a bank has ever defeated 'true lender' claims following an evidentiary hearing.