Legal Face-off

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Legal Face-off is a fast paced, high energy legal program dealing with the hottest issues of the day.  Rich Lenkov and Christina Martini provide a legal point / counterpoint perspective on issues ranging from Hollywood celebrities to sports stars and everything in between.

Rich Lenkov is a partner in the high-profile law firm of Bryce, Downey and Lenkov, and provides legal defense in the entertainment, insurance, and worker’s compensation areas.

Christina Martini is a partner in the high-profile law firm DLA Piper and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law.

Pitting these two against each other in a one-hour program provides insightful and explosive entertainment each week. Tune in and join the fun.

Rich Lenkov

Rich brings a killer instinct and unparalleled focus to representing his clients. Rich partners closely with his clients, ranging from Fortune 50 Corporations to small businesses, to achieve successful litigation outcomes.

Selected to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers List (given to no more than 5% of lawyers in Illinois), named Leading Lawyer from 2012-2017 and honored by SEAK as one of the 50 Most Influential People In Workers’ Compensation, Rich enjoys the respect of his peers. He is also a frequent lecturer and involved in a number of national organizations, including:

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • RIMS
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association
  • Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute

Rich is also very involved in his community, including serving on the Board of Visitors for the Northern Illinois University College of Law, as Local School Counsel Chairperson for Agassiz Elementary School and on the Advisory Board of Legal Prep Charter Academy, Chicago’s only legal-themed charter school. Rich was recently honored as NIU School of Law Alumnus of the Year. When not practicing law, Rich enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.

Christina Martini

Tina is a partner at DLA Piper and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising and unfair competition law.  Tina is Chair of DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Chicago and she serves as the firm’s National Hiring Partner for Associate Recruiting.

Tina has received numerous professional accolades, including an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell and being selected for many years as one of America’s leading intellectual property attorneys by various legal publications, including Chambers & Partners and World Trademark Review.

In addition to her full-time practice, Tina is an author, columnist, legal analyst and podcast host, and she frequently shares her thought leadership with respect to current issues and trends impacting both the legal and business landscapes through various media outlets.

DLA Piper is a global law firm.  With lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, DLA Piper is positioned to help its clients with their legal needs around the world.  To contact Tina and to learn more about DLA Piper, visit