O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Media & Entertainment: Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Long history of handling entertainment litigation on behalf of high-profile individuals and companies involved in the film, television and music industries. Experienced in a wide range of disputes, including contractual, intellectual property, profit participation and defamation matters. Also offers experience in disputes pertaining to sports broadcasting and live entertainment.

Strengths A client comments: "The O’Melveny team leaves no stone unturned. They consistently deliver and are a go-to firm for key, big-ticket litigation. They have terrific client skills and look at the case from every angle. The firm has a deep bench of very smart and capable junior partners and associates."

Sources say: "They are exceedingly thoughtful and through and their written work is especially good."

Work highlights Represented 20th and 21st Century Fox in a profit participation dispute involving the television show 'Bones'. The firm was successful in vacating an arbitrator's award against Fox for $128 million in punitive damages.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Petrocelli
garners acclaim for his exemplary litigation skills, with interviewees singling him out as "one of the premier trial lawyers in the country." He acts for an enviable roster of clients consisting of leading entertainment companies as well as talent, handling the full gamut of litigation including antitrust, intellectual property and profit participation claims. Clients value his "extraordinary ability to absorb complicated material and distill it in a way that is very persuasive to judges and juries."