Los Angeles, January 2015 – Kendall Brill & Klieger is pleased to announce that three complex business litigation attorneys, Alan Jay Weil, Barry G. West and Corey E. Klein, will join the firm, expanding the litigation boutique’s business litigation practice. The firm also has welcomed high-profile defense attorney Robert Corbin to its power roster.
Mr. Weil, Mr. West and Mr. Klein bring decades of combined trial experience with a well-deserved reputation for successfully representing lawyers and law firms in malpractice cases and other professional responsibility matters. The trio previously practiced at Gaims Weil West LLP. The attorneys have represented a broad range of clients, from publicly-traded companies and national and international law firms to successful private entrepreneurs in such diverse fields as real estate, information technology law, motion pictures, television, sports, insurance and accounting.
“Our firm’s focus is on deliberate and strategic expansion, and this addition of exceptionally talented attorneys is the perfect fit and beneficial to our respective clients. Alan, Barry and Corey are regularly hired by national and international law firms to represent them in high-stakes litigation. Law firms are sophisticated consumers of legal services, and the great trust they have shown in our new colleagues is high praise,” said Managing Partner Richard Kendall.
“Kendall Brill & Klieger’s practice areas and professional philosophies could not be more closely aligned with ours,” said Mr. Weil. “Our philosophy -- offering clients the trial expertise and capabilities of a large law firm, combined with the personal service, attention to detail and economy of a boutique trial practice -- has sustained our long-standing client relationships, and is shared with our new colleagues at KBK. It is a great privilege to be joining this team of incredibly talented lawyers,” adds Weil.
Robert Corbin’s practice focuses upon white-collar criminal defense, government investigations and related parallel civil proceedings. “There are few practice areas that are more compelling or require more people skills, judgment and ability to visualize developments that have not yet revealed themselves. Bob is considered one of the most highly regarded white-collar practice attorneys in the nation, and we are thrilled to have him join our firm,” said Kendall.
“I’m honored to be practicing law at Kendall Brill & Klieger. KBK is recognized as one of the finest litigation law firms in the country. The firm’s outstanding results, expertise in sophisticated IP/technology issues and efficiency will continue to make KBK an important and attractive resource for existing and new clients,” adds Corbin.
Alan Weil has litigated virtually every variety of complex commercial dispute, with particular emphasis on securities and commodities litigation, legal malpractice, insurance, entertainment, sports, real estate and litigation with government agencies. Mr. Weil was selected by the National Law Journal as one of 26 outstanding lawyers nationwide in the field of legal malpractice litigation. Mr. Weil has successfully represented local, regional, national and international law firms accused of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty or other wrongdoing arising from all legal services disciplines, from pretrial, trial and appellate litigation, to tax, entertainment, securities, real estate, financial services, estate planning, partnership and intellectual property matters. He regularly consults and testifies as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases.
Barry West has represented business entities and individuals in all aspects of complex business litigation for more than 40 years. Mr. West represents plaintiffs and defendants in corporate, partnership, real estate, first amendment, attorney and accounting malpractice, sports, entertainment, advertising and numerous other categories of disputes. Mr. West has secured victories in several high-profile, bet-the-company jury trials in federal and state court. Mr. West has been selected to preside as an arbitrator in cases referred by the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has served on the boards of and held leadership positions in a variety of community and charitable organizations.
Corey Klein has litigated a broad range of complex business cases in trial and appellate courts and in various arbitration forums for more than 27 years. Mr. Klein’s practice particularly emphasizes the areas of business litigation, employment counseling and litigation, legal malpractice litigation, real estate and construction litigation and First Amendment litigation. Mr. Klein represents lawyers and major law firms accused of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, malicious prosecution and related claims involving numerous fields of law. Mr. Klein represents employer clients in all types of employment litigation including wrongful termination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, WARN Act and wage and hour law violations.
Robert Corbin is the former founding and managing partner of Corbin, Athey & Martinez LLP. Mr. Corbin brings over 30 years of experience defending many of the highest priority, white-collar criminal cases that have been investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. His clients include directors, senior management, lawyers and accounting professionals of global and domestic enterprises. Mr. Corbin has obtained acquittals for clients at trial, gotten indictments dismissed, persuaded the government to drop investigations, and obtained resolutions that have enabled his clients to preserve their freedom, business operations and net worth. In addition to his defense role in criminal matters, Mr. Corbin has conducted numerous related internal corporate investigations and defended many clients in parallel civil actions and administrative proceedings before the SEC, U.S. Department of Labor and debarring officials of the Departments of the Army, Air Force and Navy.
About Kendall Brill & Klieger
Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP is a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique. Founded in 2009, KBK seeks to merge the tools of contemporary advocacy with the values that defined law firms of an earlier era. Clients receive the highest quality representation and continuity of counsel from a collaborative and efficient team of attorneys who take pride in the practice of law.
KBK attorneys are known for their precedent-setting advocacy in complex litigation, ranging from entertainment and media industry disputes to challenges in intellectual property, environmental and constitutional law, and appear regularly before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate and trial courts, and mediation and arbitration venues worldwide.