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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 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 ... 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

June 15th, 2022

Court Dismisses Trademark Infringement Allegations Against Early Sullivan Clients
Early Sullivan clients Sayam Sotelo and J. Frank Sotelo, represented by Bryan Sullivan and Zachary Hansen, were granted a motion to dismiss in a case brought by church organization Abundant Living Family Church (ALFC) for allegations involving trademark infringement on ... read more

June 13th, 2022

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Pens Forbes Article on Defamation Lawsuits In Light of Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial
Bryan Sullivan recently wrote an article for Forbes on the nature of defamation lawsuits in light of the highly publicized defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. In the article, Bryan shares that defamation lawsuits are generally very difficult ... read more

May 31st, 2022

Early Sullivan Obtains Complete Defense For Sun West in Wrongful Termination, Disability Discrimination Case
An Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae trial team, comprised of Scott Gizer, Diane Myint Luczon, Padideh Zargari, Cameron Aronson, D’Metria Bolden, and Jackie Hosey obtained a complete defense for its client Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (“Sun West”) against ... read more

May 27th, 2022

The New York Times

Devin McRae Speaks with New York Times About Lawsuits in the Aftermath of Popular Home Makeover Shows
In a recently published New York Times article exploring what goes on behind the scenes of popular home makeover television shows, Devin McRae weighs in on the construction lawsuits that have become increasingly common in their wake. The article describes ... read more

May 27th, 2022

Devin McRae Attends Variety’s “Power of Law Breakfast”
On April 20, 2022, Devin McRae attended Variety’s “Power of Law Breakfast,” an invitation-only event honoring attorneys selected to Variety’s annual “Legal Impact Report.” Attendees of the event and honorees of the “Legal Impact Report” are considered top attorneys in the entertainment ... read more

May 16th, 2022

Los Angeles Business Journal

Eric Early Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” List
The firm is pleased to announce that Eric Early was recently selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s inaugural “Top 100 Lawyers” list. The coveted list recognizes the region’s outstanding legal community by profiling Los Angeles’ top 100 lawyers for ... read more

April 28th, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Comments on High-Level Executive Departures Following Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM
Bryan Sullivan recently spoke to TheWrap regarding the news that MGM Studios’ motion picture group chairman, Michael De Luca, and president, Pam Abdy, are departing their roles. The announcement comes approximately one month after Amazon closed an $8.5 billion acquisition ... read more

April 20th, 2022

Variety

Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae Recognized in Variety’s 2022 “Legal Impact Report”
The firm is pleased to announce that Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae were recently selected to Variety‘s annual “Legal Impact Report,” which honors the top in-house attorneys, litigators, and transactional lawyers in Hollywood. In this year’s exclusive list, Variety spotlights ... read more