Mr. Klieger has earned a national reputation as a go-to litigator and trusted advisor to media and entertainment clients, resolving high-stakes disputes for clients in the motion picture, television, and video game industries. Fortune 500 companies and leading executives, alike, value his exceptional courtroom skills and successful outcomes in a broad array of matters, including copyright, trademark, profit participation, licensing, and shareholder derivative suits.
Mr. Klieger served as lead counsel for media moguls Sumner Redstone and Shari Redstone in several of the most dramatic and high-stakes entertainment industry showdowns in decades. The battle for control of Mr. Redstone’s $40 billion media empire played out in a series of high-profile legal proceedings in the courts of Delaware, Massachusetts, and California that were front-page news in mainstream and industry publications, including Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Variety. Mr. Klieger’s successes were featured in “The King of Content: Sumner Redstone’s Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of his Media Empire,” published by HarperBusiness in June 2018. Through across-the-board victories, Mr. Klieger restored the Redstones’ control of Viacom and CBS and helped clear the way for their recently announced merger.