The Firm has been involved in a wide range of entertainment and sports matters since its inception, representing a variety of individuals and entities. Such matters have included:
• Representation of theatrical producers in connection with negotiations over rights to intellectual property, grievances, and other disputes involving actors, designers, choreographers, and other members of guilds and unions. • Advising record companies, artists, and managers involved in royalty, copyright, and contract disputes. • Counseling athletes and sports management companies in contract negotiations and dispute resolution proceedings related to endorsements, personal service contracts including broadcasting and celebrity appearances, and other issues unique to sports. • Representation of an administrator and co-publisher of musical compositions by an artist in a federal litigation. In one decision, the court determined all issues in favor of the Firm’s client, finding that the defendant was in breach of an earlier settlement, ruling that his claim that he did not read the governing agreement was insufficient as a matter of law, and dismissing his counterclaims. In a second decision, the court enjoined the defendant from pursuing an end run by litigating in the courts of another country, and imposed monetary sanctions on the defendant. • Representation of an entertainment industry personality accused of violations of federal statutes in litigation in two federal district courts in different circuits. The Firm achieved dismissal of all claims in all courts in decisions rendered and joined in by all of the district and circuit judges to whom the issues were presented.