Maribeth
Annaguey

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Maribeth Annaguey

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Biography

Maribeth Annaguey is a Partner in Liner’s Litigation Group. Her practice involves real estate disputes, Talent Agencies Act disputes, and matters involving breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, securities violations, and defamation.

Her clients include entertainment artists, entertainment industry conglomerates, interactive game companies, high-net-worth individuals, real estate developers, commercial property owners, and the City of Los Angeles.

Maribeth has experience in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts, including discovery, law and motion, trial, and post-trial law and motion. She has also represented clients before the California Labor Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in arbitrations before arbitral tribunals in California and Texas, including JAMS, ADR Services, the American Arbitration Association, and the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

Education

University of Southern California (J.D.)

University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker and Program Chair of Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court (Program: "Lies I tell you! How Do I Deal with Anonymous Negative Internet Posts About Me?")
  • Guest lecturer on defamation at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • Guest speaker on legal careers in the entertainment industry at the University of California at Berkeley, Center for Law and Technology
  • Guest speaker on entertainment law at the USC Gould School of Law including its Topics In Entertainment Law, Motion Pictures Seminar
Recognition
  • “Woman of Mentorship” recognition from COMERICA BANK as part of their Best of LA Women’s Business Awards (2013)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Up-and-Coming 100 and Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Up-and-Coming 50 Women (2015)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2007-2008, 2010-2016)
  • Honored Among "50 Fast Track Lawyers" by The Recorder (2012)
  • Editor-in-Chief (2002-2003) Southern California Law Review
Community
  • Board Member, The Scholar Bridge Board
  • Founding Board Member, Secretary, Extera, a non-profit organization that operates charter schools in East Los Angeles
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Asian Pacific Women's Center
  • Volunteer for the Fulfillment Fund, an organization empowering students through education and mentoring
Representations
  • Defending the City of Los Angeles in multiple class-action lawsuits.
  • Obtained several dismissals on the pleadings for a global real estate services company sued in class-action lawsuits claiming, collectively, more than $85 million in damages.
  • Representing a global real estate services company in defense of lawsuits arising from tenant-in-common real estate transactions.
  • Prosecuted actions for breach of non-disclosure agreements and defamation on behalf of client Rob Lowe. In Lowe v. Gibsonand Lowe v. Boyce, defeated anti-SLAPP motions where defendants attempted to invalidate the non-disclosure agreements on First Amendment grounds.
  • Represented a financier and producer in a partnership dispute which resulted in an arbitration award granting all intellectual property rights at issue to the client.
  • Defended Activision Publishing, Inc., one of its video game development studios, and the studio head against claims of misappropriation of a trade secret, breach of a developer agreement, and breach of a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Successfully defended, as a member of a team, an international producer and hip hop artist in an action seeking millions of dollars for alleged breach of a personal services agreement filed in Australia.
  • Represented a high-profile actress in an action involving an alleged breach of a partnership agreement.
  • Represented a high-profile actress in a commissions dispute.
  • Successfully represented high profile individuals in obtaining retractions from online and print entertainment news media.
  • Defended a broadcasting station sued for breach of a license agreement.
  • Represented individuals in a corporate ownership dispute in a bench trial that resulted in the clients securing complete control of the company that held significant intellectual property assets.
  • Represented minority shareholders in a derivative lawsuit resulting in multi-million dollar judgment for the clients.