For more than twenty years, we have focused our practice on representing clients in pursuing and defending actions or claims in high-stakes litigation. Our nationally recognized trial lawyers, crisis managers, and strategic advisors are known for an aggressive, creative and efficient pursuit of winning cases for our clients. With lawyers in Los Angeles and New York, we represent clients in their most important cases because we understand that litigation involves risks and rewards. We know how to get results while being equally focused on costs. That is why we believe alternative fee arrangements play to our strengths, by rewarding results over time to the benefit of both the client and us. We encourage our clients to discuss contingent, fixed, or hybrid fees in order to arrive at flexible, predictable and a properly aligned balance of interests in our clients litigation spending. In collaboration with our clients, we will create the alternative fee arrangement that fits best with the merits and risks of each particular case.
- Real Estate & Land Use
- Insurance Recovery
- Business Transactions & Restructurings
Entertainment & Media
We are considered one of the leading media and entertainment litigation firms in the country, having consistently litigated many high profile cases over the past two decades, including cases involving profit participations and accounting issues related to the vertical integration of entertainment companies, defamation, right of publicity, privacy invasion, copyright and trademark infringement, artist/manager disputes, television format protection and licensing, personal services agreements, contractual disputes, international disputes, and various intellectual property matters involving all aspects of the entertainment and media industry.
Business Dispute, Brand Protection & Crisis Management
Our team helps clients maintain their brand and reputation by offering a deep and critical understanding of each of the core matter areas, representing industry leaders and businesses in a range of matters including defamation, class action, privacy and intellectual property. With a varied group of clients ranging from hospitality to consumer products to celebrities and entertainment executives, our practice continues to evolve in order to meet the new set of challenges facing our clients in the 21st century. We have successfully represented public and privately held companies, municipalities, and prominent public figures in an array of nationwide matters, including brand and individual reputation defense, false light, first amendment, false labeling, unfair business practices, privacy, and trademark protection.
We have established a track record of success in complex criminal defense cases for individuals and corporations. Our attorneys are skilled at handling parallel civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings to the client’s advantage in matters alleging securities, tax, and healthcare fraud. Clients can also turn to us when their reputation is at stake or from matters involving DUI, theft, criminal trespass, or assault.
Our clients include CEOs and other business owners and executives, hedge-fund owners and operators, venture capitalists, artists, actors, producers, directors, musicians, athletes, agents, business managers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and their spouses. Whether through counseling or in court, our lawyers carefully craft specific and holistic strategies based on each client’s goals, sensitivities, and concerns. Clients rely on our stealth approach to resolve their most serious and personal conflicts, and the lack of public attention to our work in this field is a testament to our success at adeptly navigating and minimizing media exposure and scrutiny throughout the case.
Our clients rely on us for our knowledge of labor and employment law, including wage and compensation matters, breach of fiduciary duty claims, prohibited transactions claims, wrongful termination, leave, severance and pension benefits, disability, discrimination and harassment issues, and OSHA regulations compliance. We litigate class actions and other matters in federal and state courts and represent clients before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.