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January 17th, 2013

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Sophia Lau Elevated to Partner

Los Angeles, CA – January 16, 2013 – Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”) has elevated Sophia Lau to Partner.

Ms. Lau’s practice spans a wide variety of commercial litigation matters for both individual and corporate clients.  She has litigated and handled cases involving complex business, intellectual property, employment and real estate issues.  In representing both plaintiffs and defendants, she has obtained successful results and favorable settlements on behalf of her clients in and out of the courtroom.  Recently, Ms. Lau was part of the Early Sullivan trial team that successfully obtained a complete defense verdict in a $55 million lawsuit against their client after a two-month jury trial.  Additionally, Ms. Lau has represented actors, musicians and writers in negotiating and drafting licensing, television and other entertainment transactional agreements.

“I am thrilled to be named Partner at this growing firm and am excited about the opportunities.  I look forward to building something great with this talented group of lawyers,” said Ms. Lau.

“I have worked with Sophia since she first began practicing law, and am very pleased that she has become a Partner of the Firm.  Sophia is a terrific attorney who shares our vision of creating and sustaining a model of providing stellar legal representation to our clients, while efficiently staffing matters to control spiraling legal costs,” says Eric Early, Managing Partner.

Ms. Lau received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  During law school, Ms. Lau was a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and the Honorable Justice William F. Rylaarsdam of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District.

Early Sullivan, a business, real estate and entertainment trial law firm, represents a wide variety of corporations and individuals in litigation, trial and transactions, including Fidelity National Financial, First American Title Insurance Company, William Morris Endeavor, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Capital One N.A., EHR Aviation, Sunwest Mortgage Co., and Endemol USA, Inc.  The firm’s success comes from its passion for the practice of law and relentless pursuit of client interests.