KWIKA Adds Leading Entertainment and Video Game Litigator Suann MacIsaac as Partner
Los Angeles, CA — September 7, 2009 — Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP (KWIKA), a high-profile litigation firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, commercial disputes, and criminal law, announces that veteran entertainment and video game litigator Suann MacIsaac has joined KWIKA as a Partner, further expanding the company’s roster of top-tier attorneys. Ms. MacIsaac, who brings a tremendous level of entertainment, intellectual property and general business litigation experience, specializes in litigating cases in the video game industry, having represented global leaders such as UbiSoft and Spark Unlimited. Ms. MacIsaac will spearhead further expansion of KWIKA’s business in the video game and new media space, where the company already has litigated on behalf of clients including Yahoo!, eBay, Starz and Mattel, Inc.
Formerly a partner at Greenberg Glusker, where she was instrumental in establishing the Video Gaming Practice Group, Ms. MacIsaac achieved landmark success for her clients including an out-of-court settlement for video game developer Spark Unlimited in a suit against Activision Publishing, as well as a $13 million award in UbiSoft’s favor following mediation with MGA Entertainment, then-owner of the “Bratz” property. In April 2009, Ms. MacIsaac was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Century City Bar Association, and named Chair of its Entertainment Law Section. Ms. MacIsaac earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her accomplishments have consistently earned her recognition as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine.
Ms. MacIsaac comments: “Having previously worked closely with Dale Kinsella and Larry Iser, I’m excited to be re-teaming with my friends and mentors. KWIKA has grown tremendously in the three years since it was established. I’m thrilled to be joining the team and look forward to helping the firm grow and expand.”
Dale Kinsella comments: “Suann is one of the most talented trial lawyers with whom I have had the privilege of working. A tireless worker, and dedicated to her clients, she has a unique ability to break extremely complex fact patterns into understandable presentations, which is a rare talent. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her to KWIKA.”
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP (KWIKA), is a high-profile boutique litigation firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, commercial and criminal law. The company is quickly growing as one of the top entertainment litigation firms in Southern California. Launched in April 2006 by five top trial lawyers, Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Mike Kump and Greg Aldisert, the firm now boasts over 30 employees. KWIKA’s long roster of high-profile clients includes companies such as Mattel, Inc., Yahoo!, Inc., eBay, Starz Entertainment, Roland Corporation, USI Holdings, and Loring Ward, and well-known personalities including Jackson Browne, Larry Gordon, Rande Gerber, Lindsay Lohan, Khloe and Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush and Kanye West.
The KWIKA Partners have achieved some of the highest accolades within the entertainment and legal industries including recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Los Angeles Times’ “Best Lawyers in Southern California” and The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Power Lawyers” and “Top 100 Outside Counsel.” Additionally, the five named partners were individually honored as “Southern California Super Lawyers” for 2009, and many of KWIKA’s younger partners and associates have consistently been listed as “Southern California Rising Stars” by Los Angeles Magazine.