Crain’s New York Business recognized partner Luke Nikas in the publication’s 40 Under 40 annual listing. The award celebrates the most professionally accomplished rising stars under the age of forty. Nikas’ experience representing clients in complex litigation and in the art world helped secure his place in the award class of 2020. In 2019, Nikas obtained a major copyright victory for the Andy Warhol Foundation that will have a lasting impact on the art world and the law of fair use. Among other victories that contributed to the award, Nikas secured the dismissal of a case against tennis star Naomi Osaka, the dismissal of a defamation claim against Alec Baldwin, and the dismissal of numerous claims against Morgan Art Foundation, a patron of the late artist Robert Indiana and the owner of the rights to his most famous works, including the iconic LOVE sculpture.