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City law firm a key player in GOP wins

Three members of a small, young, downtown law firm played key rolls in Republican election wins this month, boosting the firm’s
profile as it tackles aggressive growth plans that include beefing up its lobbying business. John Lewis and Wilkins LLP set
up shop on Monument Circle in 2005 and since then has grown from the three attorneys to 11.

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Monroe photo ruling could sting CMG

Marilyn Monroe, one of celebrity licensing firm CMG Worldwide’s highest-grossing clients, has raked in more than $30 million
in licensing fees in the last dozen years–with roughly 25 percent of that landing in CMG coffers. But that spigot could slow
to a drip if a higher court upholds a ruling early this month by a New York federal judge.

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Entrepreneur sees niche for for-profit law school

But Mark Montefiori wants to create a law school to train perhaps hundreds more lawyers each year. He plans to share
with potential investors his vision for The Abraham Clark School of Law, named after one of the lesser-known signers of the
Declaration of Independence, May 10 at the Indianapolis Marriott North.

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Levin builds reputation for pursuing class-action suits

Attorney Irwin Levin stood in a courtroom years ago for a pretrial conference when a colleague began to ridicule a rival firm’s slogan. Overhearing the diatribe, the judge asked Levin whether his law office had a mantra. Without hesitation, he quipped: “We’re going to kick your ass.” The room erupted in laughter. While Levin, 51, might have answered in jest, the managing partner of Cohen & Malad LLP indeed has built a national reputation for bloodying the noses of large…

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