News

January 26th, 2023

Law and Crime

Bryan Sullivan Sheds Light on Privacy Concerns for Law and Crime After NYPD Videos Concertgoers Outside Drake Performance
Bryan Sullivan spoke with Law and Crime about privacy concerns after NYPD officers were seen recording individuals as they were leaving a Drake concert at the Apollo Theater in Manhattan. Video of the incident quickly surfaced online, and sparked discussions ... read more

January 10th, 2023

Thomson Reuters

Nine Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2023 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2023 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list. The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on ... read more

January 6th, 2023

Scripps News

Bryan Sullivan Discusses the Future of Ticketmaster and Live Music With Scripps News
Bryan Sullivan appeared on-air with Scripps News in a recent segment exploring possible antitrust fallout for Ticketmaster following the Taylor Swift ticket debacle. Two fan-led lawsuits have been filed against Ticketmaster for the way they handled Swift’s tour tickets, and ... read more

December 9th, 2022

IndieWire

Devin McRae Speaks to IndieWire About Potential Termination of GMA3 Anchors
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Tony Maglio’s IndieWire article “‘GMA3’ Can Definitely Fire T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, Lawyers Say,” which examines the legality of terminating morning show anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach following allegations of the pair ... read more

November 18th, 2022

Newsy

Bryan Sullivan Featured in Newsy Segment on How Taylor Swift’s Tour Impacted the Industry
Bryan Sullivan recently spoke to Newsy in its segment entitled, “Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing,” which examined how the artist’s upcoming tour has brought attention to the monopolization issues surrounding Ticketmaster, and the concert ... read more

November 3rd, 2022

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Early Sullivan As A 2023 “Best Law Firm”
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been ranked once again as a “Best Law Firm” in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report. The firm received rankings on the national and Los Angeles lists in the practice ... read more

October 27th, 2022

Los Angeles Times

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Los Angeles Times on Kanye West Streams in Wake of Controversy
Bryan Sullivan spoke to the Los Angeles Times about why Kanye West’s music has remained available on major streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apple Music, following the rapper’s recent antisemitic remarks. The article, entitled, “Why Spotify and Apple Music ... read more

October 26th, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter on ‘Rust’ Settlement
Bryan Sullivan was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s article “Inside the Secret ‘Rust’ Settlement: Why Did Halyna Hutchins’ Widower Drop His Suit to Become an Executive Producer?” The article examines the options available to Matthew Hutchins and the film’s ... read more

September 29th, 2022

Early Sullivan Recognized as a Top Litigation Firm in 2023 Edition of Benchmark Litigation California
Early Sullivan has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation as a leading Entertainment firm in California. The prestigious annual guide recognizes the state’s leading trial firms and attorneys, ranked by their peers and clients. To view the firm’s profile on the ... read more

September 29th, 2022

Deadline

Deadline Covers Clash Over Film Depiction of Iconic Michigan State University Football Team
Deadline recently covered an ongoing clash between Michigan State University, former football players and their family members, and the producers behind an unauthorized film in production about the school’s legendary football team. Surviving members of the 1965-1966 teams, who battled ... read more

September 14th, 2022

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Pens Forbes Article on Defamation Lawsuits Against Netflix
Bryan Sullivan’s article entitled, “Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ And ‘Inventing Anna’ Subjects Of Defamation Lawsuits” was recently published in Forbes. The article examines the extent to which creators can legally bend and stretch the truth to conform to their storylines, ... read more

September 7th, 2022

Early Sullivan First-In-the-Nation Lawsuit
It was 2018 and Critical Race Theory was still largely under wraps in America, and in particular, with respect to its tremendously racialized and sexualized aspects being “taught” in public schools. Brave parents in Santa Barbara were trying to get ... read more

August 26th, 2022

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Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has Judgment Affirmed in favor of Client Sun West Mortgage Company
The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, upheld the validity of a trial court’s finding that Early Sullivan client Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. prevailed on claims of breach of contract and indemnity against First Alliance Home Mortgage, LLC ... read more

August 22nd, 2022

Early Sullivan Case Result Listed Among “Top 100 Verdicts” in California for 2021
The firm is pleased to announce that an outstanding result achieved by the firm was listed among TopVerdicts.com’s “Top 100 Verdicts” in California for 2021. Scott Gizer was singled out for his work in the case of Rottman v. Kesler, ... read more

August 18th, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America

Eleven Early Sullivan Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America;” Four Named to “Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch”
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Altoon, Eric Early, David Giannotti, Scott Gizer, Sophia Lau, Stephen Ma, Devin McRae, Diane Myint Luczon, Christopher Ritter, Peter Scott, and Bryan Sullivan have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2023 ... read more

August 16th, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Sheds Light on Entertainment Copyright Claims for The Hollywood Reporter
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in The Hollywood Reporter in an article that explores story theft claims in Hollywood. The article outlines that, while many movies share similarities with others in the same genre, there is grounds for a copyright ... read more

August 4th, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter Covers Early Sullivan’s Early Success in Lawsuit Against Endeavor
The Hollywood Reporter recently covered an L.A. Superior Court ruling that the entertainment and representation company Endeavor must face a claim of Early Sullivan client and media and technology consultant David Carde alleging that his idiosyncratic analysis of the company’s ... read more

July 26th, 2022

Newsy

Bryan Sullivan Featured in Newsy Segment Examining the Role of Movie Producers
Bryan Sullivan appears in a Newsy segment entitled “Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?” examining the role of the movie producer and why, in recent years, there has been an increase in the average number of producers credited per ... read more

July 7th, 2022

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Authors Forbes Article on Implications of Roe v. Wade Reversal for Hollywood
In a recent Forbes article, Bryan Sullivan examines Hollywood’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, allowing states the option to legally ban abortion. Bryan shares that there has been significant criticism from both high-profile Hollywood ... read more

June 16th, 2022

Marquis Who's Who

Devin McRae Inducted into Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry
The firm is pleased to announce that Devin McRae has received the honor of being inducted into Marquis Who’s Who, which has published directories of the top professionals in the world since 1899. Profiled individuals are selected for inclusion based ... read more