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APRIL 20, 2012 — Kelli L. Sager, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been named one of California’s top 75 intellectual property litigators by the state’s leading legal newspaper. This is the second consecutive year that the "Daily Journal" has included Sager on the list.

Sager was cited for, among other things, her successful work defending longtime client The Los Angeles Times in a trademark lawsuit brought by the company behind the ubiquitous 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign for Lap-Band gastric by-pass surgery. Also mentioned was Sager’s representation of Electronic Arts in two cases pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which she argued last February. The Court recently scheduled the cases for re-argument, due to the death of one of the three judges originally assigned to the case.

Sager’s practice encompasses all areas of media and entertainment litigation, including defamation, privacy, idea submission, access, prior restraint, shield laws, copyright and trademark law, and Internet law. She has appeared numerous times before the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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