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January 13th, 2022

Asbury Park Press

David Chidekel Breaks Down Bruce Springsteen’s Massive Catalog Sale in Asbury Park Press Article
David Chidekel spoke with Asbury Park Press reporter Chris Jordan about the recent $500 million sale of Bruce Springsteen’s entire music catalog to Sony. The article explores the deal’s implications, notes fan reactions to the deal, and compares the current ... read more

December 29th, 2021

InsideHook

David Chidekel Provides Insight to InsideHook on Bruce Springsteen’s Massive Deal with Sony
InsideHook reporter Bonnie Stiernberg spoke with David Chidekel about Bruce Springsteen selling his songwriting catalog and his masters to Sony in a monumental deal. Springsteen is just one example of musicians selling their publishing rights for record amounts of money. ... read more

December 20th, 2021

Los Angeles Business Journal

Bryan Sullivan and Scott Gizer Recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s”
The firm is pleased to announce that Bryan Sullivan and Scott Gizer were selected to appear in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40’s” list for 2021. This honor annually recognizes leading professionals in their ... read more

December 6th, 2021

Courthouse News

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Courthouse News About Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Netflix Film “#Alive”
Courthouse News reporter Edvard Pettersson spoke with Bryan Sullivan about a new lawsuit involving the 2020 Netflix film “#Alive,” an English-language dubbed version of a hit South Korean zombie thriller. The suit alleges that in making and releasing “#Alive,” Netflix ... read more

November 19th, 2021

Forbes, Yahoo! Finance

Bryan Sullivan Examines Astroworld Liability For Travis Scott and Others In Forbes and Yahoo! Finance
In a recent article for Forbes entitled “Astroworld’s Legal Fallout: What’s At Risk For Travis Scott And Live Nation?” Bryan Sullivan examines the liability of Scott, Drake, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., and other defendants after the Astroworld tragedy. With a ... read more

November 4th, 2021

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers

Early Sullivan Named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received national and metropolitan rankings in the practice areas of “Entertainment Law – Music, ... read more

October 29th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Examines Who Could Be Held Legally Responsible for ‘Rust’ Shooting in Article Published by Forbes
In an article recently published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan sheds light on who could be held liable for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injuries sustained by director Joel Souza after the accidental shooting that took place on ... read more

October 28th, 2021

Early Sullivan Prevails in Jury Trial Regarding Restaurant Sale
Scott Gizer obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of Early Sullivan client Dion Rottman following a two-week jury trial in Los Angeles. The lawsuit arose out of the sale of a West Hollywood restaurant by defendant Michael Kesler to Mr. ... read more

October 19th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s “Cher Claims ‘I Got You Babe,’ Sues Mary Bono For Share Of Royalties” Published in Forbes
In an article published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan examines the issues in a legal battle between Cher, Mary Bono (Sonny Bono’s widow), and the late singer’s Estate. In the piece, Bryan dissects Cher’s lawsuit against Mary Bono and The Estate, ... read more

October 14th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Reps AJ Mendez in ViacomCBS/Women of Wrestling Distribution Deal
ViacomCBS has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution deal with WOW – Women of Wrestling that will provide the women’s wrestling league with distribution opportunities across the U.S. and abroad. ViacomCBS plans to air past seasons of WOW on its CW ... read more

October 5th, 2021

The Associated Press, TMZ, RadarOnline

Early Sullivan Secures Major Victory for Shannen Doherty in Woolsey Fire Case
Early Sullivan scored a major victory for client Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit filed against State Farm insurance company, which refused to pay for repairs, following the 2018 Woolsey fire, under a policy on Ms. Doherty’s Malibu home. After an ... read more

October 1st, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Disney Fights For Rights To Popular Marvel Characters” Published in Forbes
In an article published by Forbes on October 1, 2021, Bryan Sullivan examines the copyright issues at stake in the latest legal battle between Marvel Studios’ owner, The Walt Disney Company, and the co-creators of several popular Marvel characters. In ... read more

September 30th, 2021

Benchmark Litigation

Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae Named in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Guide
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a top entertainment law firm for 2022 by prestigious ranking guide Benchmark Litigation. Each year, Benchmark Litigation selectively honors top law firms in California doing cutting-edge work in their fields and ... read more

September 24th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Trump’s Latest Lawsuit Against New York Times Et Al. Likely To Fail Bigly” Published in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan recently published an article in Forbes detailing a new lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump against The New York Times, several of its reporters, and his niece, Mary Trump. The lawsuit is centered around thousands of pages ... read more

August 30th, 2021

L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine

Devin McRae Recognized as 2021 “Visionary” by L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine
The firm is pleased to note that Devin McRae was selected to appear in the L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine as a 2021 “Visionary.” This designation is reserved for extraordinary attorneys who are demonstrating leadership within their ... read more

August 27th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Examines ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit for The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes
Bryan Sullivan recently provided insight to The Hollywood Reporter and Forbes on the newly filed lawsuit against Nirvana over the cover of its 1991 album “Nevermind.” The lawsuit, filed by the man who appeared as an infant on the iconic ... read more

August 19th, 2021

Best Lawyers in America

Nine Early Sullivan Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America;” One Named to “Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch”
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Altoon, Eric Early, David A. Giannotti, Scott E. Gizer, Sophia S. Lau, Stephen Y. Ma, Devin A. McRae, Christopher I. Ritter, and Bryan M. Sullivan have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in ... read more

July 29th, 2021

IndieWire, Yahoo! Finance, TheWrap

Devin McRae Speaks to IndieWire, TheWrap and Yahoo! Finance About Scarlett Johansson’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit Against Disney
In the latest example of how COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of the entertainment industry, actress Scarlett Johansson has filed suit against Disney, alleging that the studio broke its contract with her (and drastically reduced her earnings potential) by ... read more

July 12th, 2021

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Devin McRae Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” List
Name partner Devin McRae has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2021. Devin was recognized for his recent successful matters, including the representation of Shannen Doherty in her ... read more

July 8th, 2021

Forbes 

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Donald Trump Sues Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, CEOs In Latest Social Media Battle” Published in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article on former president Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and their CEOs, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, was published to Forbes on July 8, 2021. In the article, Bryan examines the details ... read more