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October 27th, 2020

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Early Sullivan Client Enters Agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment
Early Sullivan client Jeff Friday Media recently entered into an agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment for first access to American Black Film Festival Titles. David Chidekel negotiated the multi-year deal, which will let Sony have first consideration for narrative feature ... read more

October 27th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Legal Issues for Entertainment Production During COVID-19
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Legal Issues For Film/TV Production In The Age of COVID” was published in Forbes on October 27, 2020. In the piece, Bryan discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. He discusses some of the ... read more

Early Sullivan Client Chris Whipple’s New Book Featured by New York Times Book Review
It is always a pleasure to see our clients succeed and recognized for their work. Early Sullivan is proud to represent and support our client Chris Whipple, whose book “The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future” is ... read more

September 14th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article on TikTok, and Trump Administration Executive Orders’ Impact on Employees
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times article ”’I am part of the collateral damage’: Trump’s TikTok battle creates nightmare for some tech workers.” In the article Wendy discusses some of the problems facing workers for the social media ... read more

August 27th, 2020

Peace Arch News

Kailin Che Interviewed by Breakfast Television and Quoted in Peace Arch “Back-to-School COVID Lawsuit” Article
Kailin Che was recently quoted in Tracy Holmes’ Peace Arch News article regarding a lawsuit filed in White Rock, British Columbia over the province’s back-to-school plan. The article “White Rock dad files suit against health, education ministries over back-to-school COVID plan” details ... read more

August 24th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article Regarding TikTok’s Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times article “TikTok sues Trump administration, calls ban unconstitutional.” The article details TikTok’s lawsuit, which states that the executive order against TikTok and its parent company is unconstitutional. The article ... read more

August 21st, 2020

Santa Monica Daily Press

Early Sullivan Representing Brandy Melville Canada In Contentious Litigation
The firm is currently representing the Canadian licensees of clothing brand Brandy Melville against Brandy Melville USA in a newly filed lawsuit, which alleges unfair business practices emanating from racist policies at the company. According to the suit, the Santa ... read more

August 20th, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America

Eight Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America; One Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Bryan Sullivan, Scott Gizer, Devin McRae, Sophia Lau, Stephen Ma, Christopher Ritter, and David Giannotti have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” ... read more

August 10th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on TikTok, WeChat Executive Orders for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Executive Orders Banning TikTok (ByteDance) And WeChat (Tencent Holdings) Could Disrupt More Than You Think” was published in Forbes on August 10, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the legal implications of the orders, which ban “transactions” ... read more

August 7th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Entertainment Companies Reopening for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “In The Face Of The Covid Pandemic, Entertainment Enterprises Look For Guidance To Reopen” was published in Forbes on August 7, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the challenges faced by entertainment businesses navigating the guidelines imposed by state, ... read more

August 6th, 2020

Sophia Lau Quoted in Daily Journal Article about the Passing of William F. Rylaarsdam
Sophia Lau was recently quoted in Malcolm Maclachlan’s Daily Journal article “William F. Rylaarsdam, 1937-2020.” The article celebrates the life of the retired justice of the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three, who passed away on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. In ... read more

July 29th, 2020

Early Sullivan Attorneys File Notice of Application for Mandatory Mask Rules
Kailin Che and Lawrence Wong recently filed a notice of application on behalf of Dr. Wei Li, a family doctor in Burnaby, British Columbia. The application, filed in B.C. Supreme Court, calls for Health Minister Adrian Dix to halt Phase ... read more

July 28th, 2020

Early Sullivan Prevails on Demurrer on Behalf of Stewart Title of California
Early Sullivan partners Billy Wright and Christopher Ritter recently prevailed on demurrer on behalf of client Stewart Title of California, Inc. (STCA).  The demurrer to the complaint, largely based on Markowitz v. Fidelity Nat. Title Co., 142 Cal.App.4th 528 (2006), ... read more

July 27th, 2020

Billboard

David Chidekel Named to Billboard’s 2020 List of “Top Music Lawyers”
The firm would like to congratulate David Chidekel for being selected to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2020. Billboard highlighted Chidekel’s work in creating a new venture for SKUxchange to provide services for music distributors and retailers during the COVID-19 ... read more

July 27th, 2020

David Chidekel Quoted in Billboard Article – Deep Dive: “Gaming: Music’s Next Big Play”
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Claudia Rosenbaum’s Billboard article “From Music Star To Avatar: Tech-Savvy Lawyers Share Tips For Negotiating Artist Appearances In Video Games.” The piece discusses the crossover between the music and gaming industries, focusing on how artists can ... read more

July 13th, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal

Eric Early Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” List
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP is proud to announce that our firm’s Managing Partner Eric Early has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2020. Eric was ... read more

June 29th, 2020

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Early Sullivan Prevails in Breach of Contract/Bad Faith Case for Client Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Sophia Lau recently prevailed on appeal in Ifeoma Ukoha v. Provident Title Company, et al., a breach of contract/bad faith case, on behalf of client Stewart Title Guaranty Company (“STGC”). Plaintiff Ifeoma Ukoha purchased an apartment building that was later lost to ... read more

June 24th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Sherlock Holmes Intellectual Property Lawsuit for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “‘Enola Holmes’ Netflix Movie At The Center Of New Copyright, Trademark Infringement Lawsuit By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate” was published on Forbes on June 24, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses some of the history surrounding the ... read more

June 22nd, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Morals Clauses and the First Amendment for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Morals Clauses And The First Amendment In The Social Media Age: Freedom Of Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Consequences” was published on Forbes on June 22, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the importance of morals clauses ... read more

June 9th, 2020

Peter Scott Named 2020 Southern California “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott has been selected by Thomson Reuters as a 2020 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Star. The “Rising Stars” distinction honors attorneys under the age of 40 in the Southern California region ... read more