The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors has unanimously elected noted litigator Dale Cendali to the office of Secretary. Cendali, who joined the board in 2010, replaces retiring Board Member Louise Nemschoff in the role.
Dale Cendali is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property. She is a partner in the prestigious law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where she heads the firm’s Copyright, Trademark and Internet Practice Group. She has successfully litigated and tried numerous high profile cases and has argued before the United States Supreme Court. Her clients include myriad prominent individuals and companies who rely on her for her expertise in copyright, trademark, patent, Internet, trade secrets, defamation, false advertising, privacy and contractual matters. She has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment, consumer products and technology sectors. Managing Intellectual Property Magazine named her trial victory for J.K. Rowling in the well-known “lexicon” fair use case the “Copyright Trial of the Year.”
Cendali says, “As an intellectual property lawyer and long time comic book fan, I am delighted to combine my passions on the CBLDF Board to help support its heroic efforts to protect and inform comic book creators, companies and fans.”
Board Member Paul Levitz says, “Dale has been a serious fan, collector and supporter of comics since her fanzine reading days…and as an attorney, she’s done important pro bono work as well as becoming a leader of the intellectual property bar. It’s a pleasure to welcome my friend to the CBLDF role of Secretary, where she can help us even more.”
It’s that time of year! The CBLDF’s Liberty Annual is available for preorder now from your favorite retailer. Edited by Bob Schreck, this year’s incredible annual boasts work from Matt Wagner, JH Williams, Frank Quitely, Craig Thompson, and many, many more. Check out all the previews here!
CBLDF recently attended Baltimore Comic-Con. During the convention, Executive Director Charles Brownstein presented a riveting history of comics censorship. Internet radio website blogtalkradio was onsite to record the talk, which you can listen to here.