LOS ANGELES (JUNE 13, 2011) - Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. partner Roman M. Silberfeld, the managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office, has been selected a "Winning Litigator" by The National Law Journal. The June 13 issue will feature a list of Most Influential Lawyers, including the Winning Litigators.
Mr. Silberfeld was lead trial counsel for U.K. production company Celador International in the "must watch" jury trial of 2010, winning a remarkable $320 million verdict in an entertainment profit participation trial against the world's largest entertainment company, The Walt Disney Company's television network ABC and two of its production companies. It was the 5th largest verdict in the country in 2010, according to VerdictSearch.
"Roman Silberfeld is a formidable trial lawyer who sets challenges for himself with every case, and then exceeds everyone's expectations, including his own. Take the Celador case, for example. Roman had never handled entertainment law matters before this case, and yet he dug into this profit participation case and turned it into one of the largest verdicts last year. That's typical for Roman. He is a genuine and versatile trial lawyer and he never compromises his sense of integrity, style and courtesy," said Martin Lueck, the firm's Chairman of the Executive Board. Mr. Lueck was named to this list in 2004, and firm partner Ronald J. Schutz was also named to this list in 2008.
Mr. Silberfeld serves on the firm's Executive Board. His trial and appellate experience in complex civil litigation including business and high technology matters, product liability, professional negligence and mass tort litigation, with particular emphasis upon multi-state, multi-party, and class action litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation.
Mr. Silberfeld currently has several other high-profile cases pending, representing:
- Indirect purchasers of chocolate products who brought suit for price fixing conspiracy against four major chocolate makers. Mr. Silberfeld is a lead counsel In Re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation price fixing case now pending in the middle district of Pennsylvania.
- International Rectifier Corp. in complex litigation involving trade secrets, fraud and breach of contract against the company's former CEO.
- Best Buy Stores in one of the country's largest gender and race discrimination cases. Holloway v. Best Buy Co., Inc., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 05-05056 PJH (MEJ).
Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.