International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Partners Sandra Edelman, John Marsalek and Gary Tygesson have been named BTI 2016 Client Service All-Stars. The 2016 BTI Client Service All-Stars report by BTI Consulting Group has honored 312 attorneys for their superior dedication to client service.

BTI Client Service All-Stars 2016

Sandra Edelman, Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management partner, was recognized by general counsel and other in-house lawyers from some of the largest corporations as one of the 30 intellectual property attorneys who are at the top of their game when it comes to delivering outstanding client service, recognition they earned by aligning IP strategies with clients' business goals and by offering more advice on reaching better litigation settlements.
Ms. Edelman has extensive experience in brand name adoption and protection strategies, trademark and advertising disputes, and advertising claims review and counseling in both traditional and social media.

She acts as lead counsel in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and advises clients on offensive and defensive litigation strategy. Sandy has also been the mediator in more than 30 intellectual property cases. Ms. Edelman is the immediate past chair of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management Group and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

John Marsalek, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions partner, was one of 37 M&A attorneys singled out by general counsels as the best of the best, separating themselves from the pack with the ability to guide any deal and assemble the perfect teams.

Mr. Marsalek helps clients achieve their business goals through corporate transactions, such as M&A, joint ventures and strategic investments in other entities. He also assists clients in venture capital financings, provides general corporate counseling, and drafts and negotiates general commercial contracts.

Gary Tygesson, Capital Markets and Corporate Compliance partner, was one of 37 attorneys the report recognized for their who work in securities and capital markets and was named by corporate counsel at a range of companies, with revenue above $1 billion, as consistently demonstrating a superior focus on their company’s needs, innovative solutions to their company’s problems, an unmatched understanding of their company’s business, and unparalleled legal skills.

Mr. Tygesson has extensive experience advising public companies on a wide range of securities financing, reporting and compliance matters. He also regularly advises clients and their Boards of Directors with respect to corporate governance, SEC compliance, public company disclosure, shareholder activism and executive compensation.