Los Angeles and San Francisco
Career Highlights: Partner, Alschuler Grossman & Pines
Specialty: Insurance coverage, intellectual property and entertainment
Kichaven says it’s his job to be the eye of the hurricane, creating a calm spot in the middle of a conflict so people can seek solution. This year, that included settling a case between a major California corporation and its insurer over legal fees incurred while defending Securities and Exchange Commission, criminal, civil and shareholder class actions against the company. He also helped two major consumer electronics companies reach a multimillion dollar settlement over a trademark infringement dispute, and resolved a case between two international theater owner and concert promoter companies involving the purchase and sale of theater properties. “I try to operate at the highest level of integrity".