thumbs up-1A week or two ago we introduced you to Karyn Ablin, a new arrival at FHH but an old-hand in a number of practice areas, including particularly copyright law. We should have held off on the welcoming post, because no sooner had we put it up but Karyn added yet another honor that we could have included: she has been singled out by Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. copyright lawyers in its 2016 listing. Legal 500 conducts annual assessments of legal talent based on a comprehensive research program that includes feedback from some 250,000 clients, interviews with “leading private practice lawyers,” and additional research by a team of analysts with “unrivaled experience in the legal market.” Karyn was cited in particular for her work on behalf of both the National Association of Broadcasters and a noncommercial music license committee of the National Religious Broadcasters regarding a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Judges to set royalties for the right to webcast sound recordings. In addition to her litigation skills, Legal 500 also recognized her contract negotiating chops.

This isn’t Karyn’s first Legal 500 rodeo: she also made the cut in 2015, so we know that it’s not some kind of fluke. While her previous trips to the Legal 500 winners’ circle reflected work she did before she got here, she has brought with her to FHH the same skills, savvy, and determination that Legal 500 found to be so impressive. If you need help in the copyright arena, give her a call at 703-812-0443 or email her at – we think you’ll be equally impressed.