Alan M. Kindred Reappointed to Panel of Attorney Settlement Officers of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Alan M. Kindred Reappointed for Another Two-Year Term on Panel

LOS ANGELES, CA – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that Alan M. Kindred, a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups of Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles office, has been reappointed for another two-year term on the panel of settlement officers of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Alan is a highly-respected intellectual property lawyer and mediator and is well-known in international intellectual property circles and the international legal community. He regularly counsels domestic and multinational corporations regarding intellectual property law, dispute resolution and practice issues. Alan has worked for the oldest intellectual property law firm in the United States, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Southern California and in-house with one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. He is a trained mediator from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, the preeminent dispute resolution program in the United States and has attended several advanced mediation training courses. Alan has mediated a number of copyright cases to settlement. As a settlement officer for the U.S. District Court, he has recently been referred a copyright case to mediate between JibJab and Hyundai.

At Leech Tishman, Alan focuses his practice on intellectual property, including trademark and copyrights, litigation and international business and trade. During the course of his career, he has worked with protecting clients’ rights in the technology, entertainment, publishing, food and beverage, toy, manufacturing, cosmetics and fashion industries. A substantial part of his experience is international and includes brand protection and enhancement, anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting. Alan’s expertise includes litigation, prosecution, licensing, intellectual property audits, propriety of advertising and the devising, structuring and implementation of international intellectual property protection programs from both the offshore and onshore perspectives. He has handled numerous transactions and appeared in courts in more than one country. Most recently, Alan appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an international trademark case. Alan is regularly called on to speak on U.S. and international intellectual property issues, both domestically and overseas.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Alan was a partner at Kindred | Posey, a California-based international and domestic consultancy and legal services firm dealing with intellectual property, litigation and international trade issues. Alan co-founded the firm with fellow Leech Tishman partner Ivan Posey.

“Alan was trained at what is widely considered to be the top dispute resolution program in the country. He has established a strong track record of assisting businesses in coming to an efficient and effective resolution with matters regarding intellectual property,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “His enthusiasm for the mediation process is evident and his reappointment to the U.S. District Court panel will allow him to aide even more businesses in mediating their intellectual property matters.”

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Leech Tishman has offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.