Kendall, Brill & Kelly LLP

Media & Entertainment Department

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What the team is known for Compact litigation boutique capable of representing sizable media and entertainment companies, including major motion picture studios and top broadcasters. Experienced in handling disputes about entertainment finance, content production and distribution as well as intellectual property claims.

Strengths"The team is very strong," according to one source, who further describes the group as "conversant with business, easy to work with, strategic and really a pleasure to work with"

Work highlights Represented Paramount Pictures in a lawsuit involving alleged securities fraud arising out of an investment in a slate of 25 films produced and distributed by Paramount, which included 'Mean Girls', 'The Manchurian Candidate' and 'Mission Impossible 3'.

Notable practitioners

Bert Deixler has over four decades of experience in the entertainment field and is especially active in litigation on behalf of talent in the music industry. Market commentators regard him to be an "extremely fine lawyer" and "a very good trial lawyer."

Richard Kendall is admired for his command of high-stakes litigation, with peers describing him as "a phenomenal lawyer" and "a go-to litigator in Hollywood." He is a go-to lawyer for top-echelon clients in the entertainment sector, including film studios, television networks and talent agencies.