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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Experienced litigators proficient in a wide range of media and entertainment disputes, including profit participation, intellectual property and defamation disputes. Services prominent film studios, television networks and production companies, as well as individuals.

Work highlights

Represented Row 44 in a long-running dispute with SwiftAir over the termination of a contract concerning an in-flight service on Southwest Airlines’ entertainment portal.

Notable practitioners

Marty Katz is best known for his work handling profit participation claims. His experience also includes right of publicity and contractual disputes.

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Overview

The Entertainment and Digital Media practice group at Sheppard Mullin is a full-service multi-disciplinary group representing the major motion picture studios, television networks and other domestic and international entertainment, media and communications companies in all areas. 

Our litigators have extensive trial and appellate experience, and have litigated a wide variety of issues, including those involving distribution rights, profit or revenue participations, audit claims, talent disputes, copyright, idea submission and trademark claims, First Amendment, defamation and right of publicity claims, labor and employment claims, insurance disputes and antitrust, unfair competition and vertical integration claims.

Members

Curry, James

Katz, Marty

Clients

Abrams Artists Agency

BBC Films

CBS

Endemol Shine

eOne Entertainment

Freemantle

Global Eagle Entertainment

MGM

Industries

Entertainment

Media

Media & Entertainment: Litigation Department

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Department location

333 South Hope Street

Forty-Third Floor

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071

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