Dykema Earns Distinction For Client Recommendations And Short-Listed Firms In BTI Brand Elite Report; Allan Gabriel Named Director Of Firm's National IP Department

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:39

A recently released report — The BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2014 — reveals that in-house counsel from the world’s largest organizations have named Dykema to the Honor Roll for Client Recommendations and for Short-Listed Firms.

The BTI survey—in its 13th year, the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry — identifies Client Recommendation and Being Short-Listed as the top two contributing factors to client perception of law firm performance.

The Client Recommended designation means Dykema is among the law firms its clients recommend first to peers and to colleagues. This distinction is especially meaningful in that respondents volunteered this information without prompting. The Short-Listed Firm designation reflects a companion belief: client perception — again, on an unprompted basis — that Dykema should be considered first when awarding new assignments.

Mr. Peter M. Kellett, Dykema Chairman and CEO, states, “These honors are meaningful for two important reasons. First, they reflect how the people and companies whom we represent truly value our contributions. Second, they affirm that our dedication to provide exceptional client service is acknowledged and valued.”

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Dykema recently announced that Allan Gabriel has been named director of the firm's Intellectual Property Department.

Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Gabriel joined Dykema in 2007 and focuses his practice on IP litigation with an emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright infringement; trade secrets; and false advertising and right of publicity claims on trial court and appellate levels. He has substantial experience in handling antitrust, unfair competition, and internet-related litigation matters for a variety of industries, including high tech components, software development, manufacturing, newspaper publications and consumer electronics, leisure and food products.

In his practice, he has represented companies at various stages of growth, from emerging tech startups to established national financial institutions. He was named a Southern California SuperLawyers® for Intellectual Property Litigation from 2006-2014 and a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ in 2013.