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Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
"David is highly knowledgeable and responsive. He is always delightful to work with on complex matters." "David is an amazing attorney with a wide breadth of knowledge who we regularly rely on to avoid legal pitfalls."
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David Halberstadter is an established and well-respected presence in the entertainment industry, widely known for his clear, thoughtful counsel and strategic litigation judgment. He represents some of the biggest names in the industry in disputes relating to all aspects of motion picture, television and new media development, production and distribution. Clients choose David for his extensive experience prosecuting and defending against copyright infringement, idea misappropriation, trademark infringement, defamation, right of publicity claims, and film financing, profit participation and audit disputes, among many others. Additionally, David plays a critical “behind the scenes” role reviewing books, films, screenplays, motion picture and television treatments, magazine articles and other works to evaluate and reduce potential legal risks so that clients can move their projects forward.
Member, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law and Litigation sections, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member, Intellectual Property and Litigation sections, American Bar Association; Member, Los Angeles Copyright Society. Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California and before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
BA, Cornell University; JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University.