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Paul Hastings LLP

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Wide-ranging media and entertainment offering with a growing team of dedicated litigators complementing its enviable bench of renowned transactional lawyers. Adept at handling the full gamut of disputes including antitrust, profit participation and copyright infringement matters. Acts for an impressive roster of clients, which includes motion picture studios, production companies, talent agencies and record labels.

Strengths

A client reports: "Paul Hastings furnished us with highly sophisticated but practical advice and superbly written briefs."

Another source says: "No matter how big or small the matter, I know that I will be receiving the very best work, advice and advocacy. I am consistently amazed by their ability to handle multiple matters in both a speedy and diligent manner, while working to find practical solutions to complex issues."

Interviewees regard the team as "excellent at complex matters" and highlight the firm's "ability to execute on long-range strategies."

Work highlights

Represented United Talent Agency in a highly publicized dispute between the major Hollywood talent agencies and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) over the talent agencies' practice of “packaging” and the agencies’ ownership or affiliation with content producers, which the WGA claimed was a conflict of interest.

Notable practitioners

Steven Marenberg is held in high regard for his handling of complex entertainment disputes. He continues to be engaged in business-critical mandates on behalf of film studios, production companies and talent agencies. His wide-ranging expedience including antitrust, profit participation and contractual litigation.
"He is an exceptional litigator who understands complex situations and knows how to drive efficiently to the required result." "Steven is incredibly smart, diligent and experienced. I trust that I will get the right answer when I seek his advice. He is also unflappable in high-pressured or aggressive environments." "Steve Marenberg is a great strategist and effective advocate. Judges love him."

Tamerlin Godley handles complex litigation for a varied client base, which includes major studios, television networks and record companies.
"She is incredibly smart and responsive. Her combination of intelligent, analytical ability and depth and breadth of experience in and around the entertainment industry is hugely impressive." "She is very thorough, very dedicated to clients and good with witnesses."

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Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Paul Hastings LLP

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Location

515 South Flower Street

Twenty-Fifth Floor

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071

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California

Media & Entertainment: Litigation


Steven Marenberg
Band 2
Tamerlin Godley
Band 3