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Kahn Elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Michael A. Kahn, senior counsel, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The ABF limits membership to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and selected by the ABF Board. Last year, Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir and Sanford J. Boxerman, shareholders, were elected Fellows of the ABF.

The ABF Fellows is a global honorary society that recognizes attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. ABF Fellows hail from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of influential roles. Notable ABF Fellows include Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Michael A. Kahn

Mike concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, First Amendment and media law, including libel and privacy rights. He is a widely recognized trial lawyer in general commercial litigation and regularly advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters.

A veteran of numerous jury trials, Mike has handled lawsuits and arbitrations in various venues across the nation. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in a variety of intellectual property lawsuits, including copyright, trademark, patent and libel cases.

More About the ABF Fellows

The ABF Fellows serve as stewards of the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit research organization which conducts short- and long-term socio-legal research projects. The ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law. The ABF’s research falls under one of three categories: learning and practicing law; protecting rights and accessing justice; and making and implementing law. The Foundation is committed to broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars, and the general public.

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