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MWM Managing Partner Gary Hecker Honored as a Top 100 Attorney

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s Gary Hecker has been selected as a Top 100 Attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal based on his outstanding work in intellectual property law and complex litigation in the Los Angeles region.

As managing partner of the Los Angeles office, Hecker brings more than 40 years of legal experience representing clients in the technology and entertainment sectors. In his prolific career, he has represented many of the nation’s leading technology companies in patent, trademark, and copyright law, as well as celebrities and entertainment clients in the Southern California and Silicon Valley region. A natural-born leader, Hecker started his legal career working for a renowned private IP firm but soon branched out to form his own firm, The Hecker Law Group, which he successfully ran for more than three decades prior to joining MWM.

Throughout his legal career, Hecker has been known as the tech-savvy, go-to lawyer for the businesses of well-known technology and entertainment leaders in the California region, including luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Mark Burnett, and Maria Shriver.

In addition to representing many of the nation’s leading technology companies in patent, trademark and copyright law, Hecker has also represented celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Sharon Stone, and Ray Liotta in intellectual property lawsuits related to unlawful use of their likenesses and trademark protection.

Hecker has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. in 2021-2022 and Leaders in Law for Intellectual Property in the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2019. He was also given the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent™ by his legal peers.

Hecker received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is also a member of the San Diego Law Review and has been published by the journal.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a full-service, technology-focused law firm known for its powerful litigation teams that represent clients in patent, trade secret, trademark, and other intellectual property disputes as well as high stakes and complex commercial litigation. Named a Texas Regional Powerhouse by Law360 in 2021 and a Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer in 2020, the firm has offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and is currently opening an office in South Florida. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at https://www.munckwilson.com.