Munck Wilson Mandala welcomes commercial litigation attorney Georgiana Nikias to the firm’s Los Angeles office. Nikias joins MWM as a principal attorney representing clients in copyright and trademark litigation, business litigation, commercial real estate litigation, employment law, products liability, and art law in both State and Federal Court. She also reviews and structures a broad range of commercial contracts, including purchase agreements, partnership agreements, and NDAs for commercial clients.

With more than 11 years of practice as an attorney, some of Nikias’ prominent and varied experience includes Carroll Shelby v. Halicki (Case No. 820-cv-01344 MCS (DFMx) in the Central District of California), a high value dispute over the Shelby GT500CR vehicle and its alleged impersonation of the “Eleanor” car character from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds in which Nikias acted as Second Chair at trial; Reina Castro v. Bang Deok, et al. (Case No. BC540307 in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles), in which Nikias successfully argued a Nonsuit Motion while acting as Second Chair at trial that was granted by the Court; and Last Whispers, an immersive, experiential work dedicated to the extinction of languages (, in which Nikias developed an intellectual property due diligence strategy for the audio-visual art installation as well as drafted and negotiated releases and vendor agreements.

Nikias has been honored as a Southern California Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and a Super Lawyer Women’s Edition every year since 2016. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Additionally, she received her Master of Studies in World Archeology from Oxford University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Interdisciplinary Archeology and English from the University of Southern California.

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