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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

July 8th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Amazon, Netflix, And Major Hollywood Studios File Massive Suit Against Rogue Copyright Infringer Jason Tusa” Published In Forbes
In an article published by Forbes on July 8, 2021, Bryan Sullivan examines a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Amazon, Netflix, and studios including Warner Brothers, Universal, Sony, Columbia, Disney, and Paramount against serial copyright infringer Jason Tusa. In ... read more

July 7th, 2021

Deadline

Deadline Covers Early Sullivan Client Enderby Entertainment’s Premiere of New Film on NFT Platform
Bryan Sullivan recently represented Enderby Entertainment in a deal to premiere the film “No Contact,” starring Anthony Hopkins, on the new NFT (non-fungible token) platform Vuele this summer. The deal is being reported as possibly the first time a full-length ... read more

July 1st, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Devin McRae Quoted in Yahoo! Finance on the Future of Bill Cosby’s Sitcom Empire
Devin McRae spoke with Yahoo! Finance about the future of Bill Cosby’s television sitcom empire now that Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned the comedian’s sexual assault conviction. In the article, entitled “Overturned Cosby conviction ‘far from an exoneration’ with $400M ... read more

June 26th, 2021

Yahoo! News, Business Insider 

Eric D. Anderson Featured in Yahoo! News and Business Insider on Derek Chauvin Sentencing
Eric D. Anderson, the firm’s senior trial counsel, spoke to Yahoo! News and Business Insider about the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. In the Yahoo! piece, Eric, a former prosecutor, gave ... read more

June 16th, 2021

Delaware Valley Journal 

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in the Delaware Valley Journal on Potential Legal Issues of Post-Pandemic Worklife
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by Delaware Valley Journal to provide comment on the legal problems that could arise as employees return to the office post-pandemic, especially with a wave of workforce changes taking place. Bryan shared that while there’s ... read more

June 10th, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Bryan Sullivan Sheds Light on “Bachelor” Payout Battle in Yahoo! Finance
Bryan Sullivan was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding Chris Harrison’s departure from “The Bachelor” franchise and the potential for a high payout. After serving as host of the “Bachelor” television series for nearly 20 years, Harrison’s exit was prompted ... read more

June 8th, 2021

Peter Scott Named 2021 Southern California Rising Stars By “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott, yet again, has been named by Thomson Reuters as a 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Star. The Rising Stars distinction honors attorneys that are under the age of 40 in ... read more

May 27th, 2021

Yahoo! Life

Early Sullivan Client Emma Hernan Featured in Yahoo! Article on “Selling Sunset”
Bryan Sullivan recently represented Emma Hernan in her deal to become one of the newest cast members and real estate agents featured in the Netflix reality TV hit “Selling Sunset.” Hernan will join fellow new cast member Vanessa Villela, as ... read more