Rick Kurnit was named Best Lawyers' first New York Media Lawyer of the Year and is annually recognized as a leading lawyer in advertising, entertainment, intellectual property litigation, copyright, trademark, and media. Mr. Kurnit was identified by Adweek as the most influential attorney representing advertising industry owners and top executives. Rick is also annually recognized as a star and top-tier advertising lawyer in Chambers USA and Legal 500. Rick has handled leading cases defining the application of intellectual property law to internet and advertising and marketing communications, including the Vanna White case, dismissals of libel claims based on fiction, representing Prodigy in the Stratton Oakmont case, John Deere in limiting use of trademarks in comparative advertising, permissible parallel marketing merchandising for the film Titanic and Gone With the Wind in defining parody in copyright, and handles FTC and NAD matters. Rick regularly teaches and lectures on advertising and intellectual property law.