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June 15th, 2018

Mary Kaufman, Peter Scott, Kevin Sinclair Named 2018 “Super Lawyers” Southern California Rising Stars
The firm is pleased to announce that Mary Kaufman, Peter Scott and Kevin Sinclair have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2018 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars. The “Rising Stars” distinction honors attorneys under the age ... read more

June 12th, 2018

Steve Ma Speaks at NAPABA Panel on Trademarks and Copyright Law
Steve Ma recently spoke as a panelist for a webinar hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) entitled “Hot Topics in Trademark and Copyright Law.” Steve’s presentation including analysis and commentary regarding the recent “Blurred Lines” ... read more

April 19th, 2018

Forbes

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Accused Of Stealing Netflix Show’s Concept – Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “‘Stranger Things’ Creators Accused Of Stealing Netflix Show’s Concept” was published on Forbes on April 19, 2018. In the article, Bryan discusses the lawsuit accusing the Duffer Brothers of stealing the idea for Netflix’s hit show “Stranger ... read more

April 9th, 2018

Devin McRae Speaks at WestLegalEd Panel on Disney, Redbox Dispute
Devin McRae recently spoke on the West LegalEd Center panel “‘Begun, the Code War Has!’ Disney and Redbox Battle Over Digital Movie Codes,” which took place on February 24, 2018. During the panel, copyright experts Devin McRae of Early Sullivan, ... read more

March 6th, 2018

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Early Sullivan Prevails at Trial in Breach of Loan Agreement Case
Scott Gizer, Diane Luczon and Zachary Gidding secured a decision in favor of their client Mazakoda, Inc. for breach of a loan agreement following a bench trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Plaintiff Mazakoda, Inc. had alleged that it ... read more

March 5th, 2018

RESPA News 

Early Sullivan Obtains Defense Verdict in Favor of Sun West for Alleged RESPA Violations
Scott Gizer, along with Diane Luczon, recently achieved an outstanding result on behalf of the firm’s client, defendant Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc., in lawsuit where the plaintiff had alleged that Sun West had violated certain RESPA provisions when it ... read more

February 20th, 2018

Early Sullivan Successfully Defends Its Client Against $12.5 Million Claim
Early Sullivan attorneys Mary Kaufman and Zachary Gidding successfully defended, with Scott Gizer, a quiet title action for Defendant CFIC-2014 NV FI-PSC, LLC (“CFIC”) in the Nevada District Court Case entitled LLV Holdco, LLC v. Atalon Management ... read more

January 31st, 2018

Four Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2018 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2018 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 ... read more

January 30th, 2018

 Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine

Early Sullivan Named “Business Litigation Law Firm of the Year” by Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine
The firm is pleased to announce it has been named “Business Litigation Law Firm of the Year – USA” in Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” edition for 2018. Each year, Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine honors a select number of leading firms that have continually ... read more

January 29th, 2018

Bloomberg

Devin McRae Quoted in Bloomberg on Wynn Divorce Battle
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Edvard Pettersson’s Bloomberg article “Wynn Sexual Misconduct Allegations May Upend Trial With Ex-Wife,” and Christopher Palmeri and Valerie Miller’s article “Elaine Wynn Back in Spotlight as Ex-Husband Battles Allegations.” In both articles, Devin explains that ... read more

January 23rd, 2018

Los Angeles Times

Devin McRae Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Disney, Redbox Lawsuit
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Ryan Faughnder’s Los Angeles Times article “Redbox’s copyright fight with Disney over digital movie sales escalates long-running feud,” which discusses Disney’s claim that the movie rental company has been selling digital versions of its ... read more

December 1st, 2017

IndieWire

Devin McRae Quoted in IndieWire on Weinstein-Moore Dispute
Devin McRae was recently asked by IndieWire to comment on the dispute between the Weinstein brothers and filmmaker Michael Moore over the release of his sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11. According to Devin, Moore could potentially keep the $2 million that the ... read more

November 15th, 2017

Forbes

Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein Employment Agreements Say A Lot About Hollywood – Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein Employment Agreements Say A Lot About Hollywood” was published in Forbes on November 15, 2017. In the article, Bryan discusses how entertainment entities often draft purposefully broad contracts in order to benefit ... read more

November 9th, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, The Wrap

Devin McRae Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and The Wrap on Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Devin McRae was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and The Wrap regarding Harvey Weinstein’s potential lawsuit against the New York Times, his employment contract with The Weinstein Company, and the use of Hollywood NDAs in cases of felony sex crime allegations. Devin told The Hollywood Reporter “If ... read more

November 6th, 2017

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 national and regional rankings in the practice areas of “Litigation – Intellectual Property” and “Real ... read more

October 18th, 2017

Law360

Ninth Circuit Rejects En Banc Review Bid in Risinger v. SOC
9th Circ. Won’t Rethink Class Cert. For Private Iraq Guards By Vin Gurrieri Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) The full Ninth Circuit on Tuesday let stand its decision that thousands of armed guards at U.S. military ... read more

October 17th, 2017

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California Court of Appeal Affirms Summary Judgment Victory Obtained by Eric Early, William Wright and Kevin Sinclair on Behalf of First American Title Insurance Company
In 1500 Viewsite Terrace, LLC v. Pickford Escrow, Inc., et al., the California Court of Appeal has affirmed the summary judgment victory obtained by Early Sullivan for its client First American Title Insurance Company. In the Viewsite action, the plaintiff/appellant ... read more

October 16th, 2017

Bryan Sullivan Speaks at Vancouver International Film Festival Industry Exchange
Bryan Sullivan spoke at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Industry Exchange on October 5, 2017. The presentation, entitled “Demand Your Independence,” covered the ins and outs of funding independent film and TV projects. Bryan brought his expertise as ... read more

September 1st, 2017

Eight Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Bryan Sullivan, Scott Gizer, Devin McRae, Stephen Ma, Christopher Ritter, Sophia Lau and Mary Kaufman have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of ... read more

August 15th, 2017

Scott Gizer and Mary Kaufman Obtain Summary Judgment on Behalf of Sun West
Scott Gizer and Mary Kaufman obtained summary judgment on behalf of client Sun West Mortgage Company in Causey v. Sun West Mortgage Company Inc. The MSJ victory came on Willie J. Causey Jr.’s complaint for declaratory relief and violations of the ... read more