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February 16th, 2017

Devin McRae’s Onza Partners/NBC Copyright Lawsuit Featured in Multiple Publications After Judge Refuses to Dismiss Case
Devin McRae’s representation of Spanish producer Onza Partners was featured in Ashley Cullins’ Hollywood Reporter article “‘Timeless’ Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss”; Ted Johnson’s Variety article “Judge Refuses to Dismiss ‘Timeless’ Copyright Lawsuit”; and Dominic Patten’s Deadline ... read more

February 1st, 2017

USA Today

Devin McRae Quoted Extensively in USA Today on Johnny Depp Fraud Lawsuit
USA Today recently asked Devin McRae to comment on actor Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against former business management company The Management Group, which alleges fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and more. In response to the filing, TMG filed a countersuit ... read more

January 24th, 2017

Four Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2017 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2017 Southern California “Super Lawyers.” The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and independent research. ... read more

January 23rd, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter

Devin McRae’s NBC, Onza Partners Copyright Lawsuit Featured in The Hollywood Reporter
Devin McRae’s representation of Spanish producer Onza Partners was featured in Ashley Cullins’ Hollywood Reporter article “Spanish Producer Fires Back at Motion to Dismiss ‘Timeless’ Lawsuit,” which details the company’s suit against Sony and NBC Universal over the hit sci-fi ... read more

January 18th, 2017

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Scott Gizer’s 4 Corners Holdings LLC v. Nazarian Case Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal
Scott Gizer’s representation of 4 Corners Holdings was featured in Henry Meier’s Los Angeles Business Journal article “Investor Claims Being Locked Out of Hotel Sale,” which details the alleged self-dealing by SBE Entertainment Group hotelier Sam Nazarian. “The case is about ... read more

January 13th, 2017

Forbes

IMDb Refuses To Comply With California’s Age Discrimination Laws – Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “IMDb Refuses To Comply With California’s Age Discrimination Laws” appeared in Forbes’ Legal Entertainment column on January 11, 2017. In the article, Bryan examines the lawsuit between the film directory website and the State of California, ... read more

December 6th, 2016

The New York Times

Devin McRae Speaks to New York Times
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Michael Corkery and Stacy Cowley’s New York Times piece “Wells Fargo Killing Sham Account Suits by Using Arbitration.” Devin represents Mexican music star Ana Bárbara, whom was a victim of massive theft by a ... read more

November 17th, 2016

The Wrap

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in The Wrap
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by The Wrap to comment on what effect Donald Trump’s presidency could have on the First Amendment. According to Bryan, there’s not much Trump can do to change the Constitution. “Honestly I really don’t ... read more

November 9th, 2016

Bryan Sullivan Speaks at Syracuse University
On November 8, 2016, Bryan Sullivan guest lectured at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During the lecture, Bryan discussed various issues relating to film financing and entertainment law. read more

November 3rd, 2016

Early Sullivan Named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received a Metropolitan Tier 1 rank in the practice area of “Litigation – Intellectual Property” ... read more

October 3rd, 2016

The Wrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to The Wrap on New York Times, Trump Tax Returns Dispute
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Brian Flood’s The Wrap article “Will Chris Christie’s Prosecutor Pal Go After the New York Times Over Trump’s Taxes?” which discusses whether the publication could be successfully sued for publishing Donald Trump’s tax ... read more

September 20th, 2016

Bloomberg, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Devin McRae Quoted on Fox, Netflix Suit
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Anousha Sakoui and Lucas Shaw’s Bloomberg article “Fox Accuses Netflix of Poaching Employees in California Suit” and Matthew Blake’s Los Angeles Daily Journal article “Fox’s poaching suit against Netflix stirs questions.” According to ... read more

September 2nd, 2016

Eric Early, Devin McRae, and Bryan Sullivan Named in “The Best Lawyers in America” 2017
Early Sullivan Partners Eric EarlyDevin McRae, and Bryan Sullivan were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Commercial Transactions ... read more

August 29th, 2016

Forbes

Is Fox Obligated To Pull ‘Birth Of A Nation’ From Theaters? – Forbes
Devin McRae’s article “Is Fox Obligated To Pull ‘Birth Of A Nation From Theaters?” was published by Forbes on August 25, 2016. In the article, Devin discusses the rape accusations against Nate Parker, and whether Fox Searchlight Pictures has any ... read more

August 19th, 2016

Forbes

‘Criminal Minds’ Firing: Could Thomas Gibson Take Legal Action? – Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “‘Criminal Minds’ Firing: Could Thomas Gibson Take Legal Action?” was published by Forbes on August 18, 2016. The article discusses the hurdles Gibson would face if he were to file a lawsuit over his termination from the ... read more

August 18th, 2016

Several Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2016 Southern California “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars”
The firm is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been selected in multiple practice areas as 2016 Thomson Reuters Southern California “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” The “Super Lawyers” designation, given to the nation’s most respected legal practitioners, is ... read more

August 17th, 2016

The Wrap

Devin McRae Speaks to The Wrap on ‘Criminal Minds’ Firing
Devin McRae was prominently quoted in Tim Kenneally’s The Wrap article “Thomas Gibson Will Have ‘a Tough Time’ Suing Over ‘Criminal Minds’ Firing, Expert Says.” According to Devin, Gibson, who was fired from the show for allegedly kicking a writer ... read more

August 8th, 2016

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Eric Early’s Lawsuit Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal
Eric Early’s representation of Natura Sports Health Club in its lawsuit against VHDG Koreatown and Harridge Development Group was the focal point of Henry Meier’s Los Angeles Business Journal piece “Spa Claims Landlord Squeezing It Out of Lease.” The major suit ... read more

August 6th, 2016

Forbes

Getty Likely To Settle $1B Suit By Photographer For Appropriating Her Public-Domain Work – Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Getty Likely To Settle $1B Suit By Photographer For Appropriating Her Public-Domain Work” appeared in Forbes on August 3, 2016. In the article, Bryan discusses prolific photographer Carol Highsmith’s lawsuit against the stock images giant, and ... read more

August 3rd, 2016

The Wrap

Devin McRae Speaks to The Wrap on Kesha Legal Battle
Devin McRae was recently asked by The Wrap to comment on the reasons behind Kesha’s decision to drop her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke in California. According to Devin, Kesha’s dismissal of the California action is not likely to ... read more