Los Angeles
16 January 2018
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Akerman hires new partners


US law firm Akerman has strengthened its intellectual property and commercial litigation practices with the hire of two partners, Caroline Mankey and Kanika Corley.

Mankey and Corley join Akerman’s Los Angeles team from Sedgwick.

Mankey is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing mainly on IP as it relates to the entertainment, arts, fashion, retail and technology. She covers a various facets of IP, including copyright, trademarks and licensing.

Corley’s practice covers commercial disputes and soft intellectual property litigation. She works with multimedia companies, musicians and fashion brands.

Lawrence Rochefort, chair of Akerman’s litigation practice group, commented: “Caroline Mankey and Kanika Corley are highly skilled lawyers who bring important depth to our IP and commercial litigation team in Los Angeles and nationwide.”

“We look forward to making even greater contributions to our clients through their comprehensive knowledge of the entertainment, arts, fashion, retail, sports and technology sectors.”

Sue Zabloudil, Los Angeles office managing partner for the firm, added: “Caroline Mankey and Kanika Corley add great value to Akerman’s national IP and litigation platforms, as we expand our Los Angeles presence to meet the growing needs of our clients.”

“In Los Angeles and nationwide, we remain focused on making Akerman a place where clients benefit from a diversity of ideas and experiences essential to advance their goals as well as our culture of collaborative innovation.”

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