Linda M. Burrow, David Zaft, and Kimberly M. Singer represented TMZ against claims of libel and invasion of privacy in a matter involving the reporting of the 2014 attempted suicide of rapper Andre Johnson, professionally known as “Christ Bearer.” Plaintiff Marques Andre Johnson, who performs as “Andre Roxx,” claimed that TMZ and several other news outlets incorrectly identified him as the individual involved. Having filed nearly two years after the incident, U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims as barred by Pennsylvania’s one-year statute of limitations.
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor is pleased to sponsor UCLA Law Women’s inaugural “Women LEAD Summit,” which brings together UCLA Law’s community of alumnae and students to discuss advancing the profession, promoting equity, and achieving excellence. Among the many panels throughout the day-long summit, CLP’s Arwen R. Johnson joined an esteemed group of UCLA alumnae to share her insights with UCLA law students and junior lawyers into launching their careers.
Albert Giang has been selected as a 2017 Fellow—a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.
Alison Mackenzie was recently promoted to shareholder at Caldwell Leslie & Proctor. She focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property disputes, complex environmental matters, and legal malpractice claims. In addition to her work in complex civil litigation, Ms. Mackenzie also handles a variety of white collar criminal defense matters. Before joining the firm, Ms. Mackenzie completed a clerkship with the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
The Los Angeles Business Journal honored Christopher G. Caldwell as “Lawyer of the Year,” recognizing him for his leadership and forward-looking management, commitment to diversity and social justice, and ability to litigate cases successfully with the client’s objectives in mind.