What the team is known for
Superb media and First Amendment litigation practice. Handles rights of publicity and misappropriation disputes on behalf of writers and producers in film, television and other sectors of the entertainment industry, as well as libel litigation and prepublication review for news organizations. Offers significant expertise in breach of privacy and anti-SLAPP litigation. Another strength is intellectual property infringement and fair use litigation.
A client comments: "The team is extremely responsive, easy to work with and gets the job done. The lawyers are excellent at assessing risk and finding creative solutions."
One source states: "The firm has an excellent reputation as one of the leading firms in the area of media and First Amendment law. The firm has a reputation for its broad experience and expertise. It has the capacity to handle everything from early motions through to trial."
Peers note that the firm is "preeminent in First Amendment litigation" and houses "very strong lawyers."
Assisted the Los Angeles Times with its effort to unseal the grand jury transcripts in People v Holder, a criminal case in which defendant Eric Holder was charged with the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
is regularly sought out by television and film production companies to handle high-stakes media and entertainment litigation, including defamation, right of publicity and intellectual property disputes. "He is a wonderful, outstanding lawyer who is very good with clients and really, really exceptional."
has an exceptional reputation as a First Amendment litigator. She is highly skilled at handling libel, copyright infringement and privacy disputes on behalf of news and entertainment organizations. "She is absolutely go-to on any media claims - a one-stop shop for litigation issues." "She is top notch and provides very good, wise counsel."
is held in high esteem for his handling of copyright disputes on behalf of clients in the music industry. "He is really quite good."
maintains an impressive First Amendment practice, with particular expertise in anti-SLAPP motions. "He is very experienced and very knowledgeable on many subjects such as anti-SLAPP laws. He literally wrote the book on it. He is a staunch defender of the First Amendment."