Yuri Mikulka, partner in Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and Jeff Rosenfeld, partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, have once again been recognized among the most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Mikulka and Rosenfeld were named in the publication’s 2020 “LA500,” which honors the top 500 most impactful leaders in the Los Angeles region. This is the second consecutive year that Mikulka has earned the distinction and the third year in a row for Rosenfeld.
With nearly 25 years of litigation experience, Mikulka has defended court actions, arbitrations, and pre-suit disputes nationwide, eliminating claims seeking billions in damages for her clients, and with her team, obtained verdicts and settlements of nearly $400 million for her clients. She has been named one of California’s top intellectual property attorneys by the Daily Journal, which also recognized her this year with a “Top Verdicts” honor for defending a federal trade secret misappropriation action.
Rosenfeld focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on class actions and other complex commercial litigation. His experience includes class-action defense and high-stakes litigation in both state and federal courts, where he represents clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, food and beverage, hospitality, finance, internet and software, electronics, real estate, energy, and agriculture. Earlier this year, he won a major case for ZICO Beverages, the coconut water company that is wholly owned by client The Coca-Cola Company, in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association. He also served as lead trial counsel in a real estate matter he tried to a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court that favorably settled and successfully argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after obtaining a dismissal of a real estate dispute on behalf of Open Gate Capital.
This is the fifth edition of the LA500, which is based on independent research and reporting by the Los Angeles Business Journal.