Los Angeles Business Journal names two DLA Piper partners to 2019 list of Top Litigators and Trial Lawyers

Two prominent DLA Piper lawyers – Angela Agrusa and Michael Garfinkel – have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2019 list of Top Litigators and Trial Lawyers.

Angela Agrusa

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Angela Agrusa is the Los Angeles-based co-chair of the Food and Beverage sector and co-head of Business and Commercial Litigation. The publication's editors noted her "agility" and her "demonstrated ability to defeat and resolve matters at the bet-the-company level."

Agrusa tries high-stakes complex commercial, class action and civil cases on behalf of international brands, prominent individuals and major companies. She also maintains a sophisticated class action practice, strategically defeating class certification in single and multi-district litigation across the country.

Michael Garfinkel is an entertainment and media litigator with more than 25 years' experience navigating his clients' most challenging issues. The LABJ editors highlighted his ability to "relentlessly pursue[] his clients' goals," and noted that since arriving at DLA Piper in January 2018 he has "expanded the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector and enhanced the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology group."

Michael represents studios, production companies, talent agencies, advertising agencies and artists in matters involving intricate industry-specific agreements, trademark, copyright and right of publicity disputes, trade secrets and defamation.



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