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Century City Bar Association Honors Dan Black, Avis Frazier-Thomas, Three Others

Century City Bar Association Honors Dan Black, Avis Frazier-Thomas, Three Others

All of the honorees have an entertainment profile.


Century City Bar Dinner - H 2013

The Century City Bar Association at its annual awards dinner Thursday night honored four lawyers and a local firm, all with entertainment connections.

Named as entertainment lawyer of the year was Daniel H. Black of Greenberg Traurig LLP. A transactional attorney, Black is a veteran of Columbia Pictures, Paramount and Weintraub Entertainment Group. He’s been with Greenberg Traurig since 2003 and has been named a Power Lawyer by in each year of the list, 2007-12.

Anointed intellectual property lawyer of the year was Warner Bros. vp and intellectual property counsel Avis Frazier-Thomas, who has been a trademark attorney for over thirty years. In previous jobs, she has been a trademark examiner with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a member of the intellectual property department at Times Mirror, which owned the .

Picking up honors as litigation lawyer of the year was Wayne M. Barsky of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Barsky’s clients include Atari, Sega, Warner Bros., EA and Simcity.

Robbin L. Itkin of Steptoe & Johnson LLP received the award as bankruptcy lawyer of the year. Her practice includes entertainment and sports bankruptcy matters.

Irell & Manella LLP was named pro bono law firm of the year. Former California state supreme court justice Carlos R. Moreno accepted for the firm, which has a significant entertainment litigation practice.

Among the event’s numerous sponsors were Warner Bros. and William Morris Endeavor.

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