In their synopsis about Cendali, The National Law Journal describes just a few of her diverse accomplishments:
When it comes to pop culture, Dale Cendali is often fighting to protect creators’ rights. A leading light in copyright and trademark, Cendali, 54, went to battle for The Associated Press over unauthorized use of a photo of Barack Obama by artist Shepard Fairey and is perhaps J.K. Rowling’s favorite U.S. lawyer, having won infringement cases for the Harry Potter author. She’s served as counsel to the International Trademark Association and led IP groups within the American Bar Association. Besides working as head of Kirkland & Ellis’ copyright, trademark and Internet practice groups, she has served as an adjunct at Harvard Law School.
The National Law Journal looked at political clout, legal results, media presence, business leadership, and legal commentary as criteria for selecting lawyers for the list. A partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Cendali has long been recognized for her leadership and advocacy in the field of intellectual property, and she has successfully argued several high-profile cases and appeared before the Supreme Court. Cendali has been a fan of comics since the age of 5 and is deeply committed to the arts, making her an ideal advocate for free expression as a member of the CBLDF Board of Directors.
Congratulations again to Cendali on this prestigious recognition!