LABJ Names Wilson, Cooke Among L.A.’s Top Women Lawyers

Most Influential Women Lawyers
– Los Angeles Business Journal

Manatt’s Donna Wilson, CEO, Managing Partner-elect and leader of the privacy and data security group, and Michelle Cooke, leader of the intellectual property protection and enforcement group, were recognized among the most influential women lawyers in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Business Journal. This annual list includes 75 of the city’s top women lawyers, honored for their legal skill across the full spectrum of responsibility, outstanding leadership, ethics and contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.

The publication highlighted Wilson’s role as the go-to litigator and counselor for companies in crisis situations. She is highly sought after by major corporations to help them navigate complex cyber incidents and subdue worst-case scenarios. Wilson was also commended for her risk management strategies and counseling of companies looking to avoid headline-grabbing negative press.

In its profile of Cooke, LABJ noted that she is a trusted partner to high-profile companies in entertainment, consumer products, software, apparel and other industries. She also advises on licensing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, advertising, and digital and social media content, as well as defense and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Cooke’s practice includes the high-stakes work of brand rehabilitation, helping clients rebuild lost or undermined trademark rights.

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