Last-minute substitute triumphed in Bratz trial

Her co-counsel shunned her at first, but she won them over and then won the case.

, The National Law Journal


About a month before trial, Isaac Larian turned to Jennifer Keller in a high-profile copyright dispute with Mattel Inc. over his company's main product: the Bratz doll. Larian, chief executive officer of MGA Entertainment Inc., needed an attorney with jury trial experience, and at Mattel's request the trial judge had just disqualified his lead counsel, Patricia Glaser, for conflict of interest.

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