Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, January 16, 2002


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Lambert Made Managing Partner at Mitchel, Silberberg & Knupp


By NICK YULICO, Staff Writer


Thomas P. Lambert, the attorney who successful represented the father of Ronald Goldman in his wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson, been selected managing partner at the West Los Angeles law firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. 

Lambert succeeds Deborah Koeffler, the firm’s manager for the past four years, who praised Lambert for winning “one elected position after another” throughout the last 20 years. 

“Tom is probably as well qualified to be managing partner as any partner at the law firm,” Koeffler said.  “He is not only a terrific lawyer but has a very deep knowledge of law firm management.  There’s no question that Tom would be the next managing partner.”

Lambert said he will be scaling back his litigation practice, but it will remain active as he takes on the duties of managing partner.  His practice focuses on complex litigation, intellectual property litigation and entertainment litigation, and recently he handled the estate of Armond Hammer, the deceased founder of Occidental Petroleum. 

“We hope to be building on the good things Deborah did as managing partner,” Lambert said.  “We’ll continue to expand in all areas, particularly intellectual property cases.”

The firm is very busy handling intellectual property cases for numerous record companies and motion picture industries, Lambert said, in an economy where intellectual property work has generally diminished.  The firm made headlines last year representing the Recording Industry Association of America in their lawsuit against Napster. 

 Lambert received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971 and has since written articles on effective presentation of expert evidence in intellectual property litigation, much of which came form observations at the trial of Frederick Goldman v. O.J. Simpson, which resulted in a $33.5 million award for Goldman.


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