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October 4th, 2018

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in LA Times on #MeToo in Entertainment
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Josh Rottenberg and Ryan Faughnder’s Los Angeles Times article “One year after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, #MeToo has become a battle for hearts and minds.” In the article, Bryan discusses the legal aspect of ... read more

September 14th, 2018

Early Sullivan Handles Another Lawsuit Involving Native American Law, Representing Homeowners Alleged To Be Trespassing on Indian Land
Mobile home park Safari Park Inc., located in Palm Springs, California, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against numerous high-end property owners, alleging that they regularly trespass onto land allotted to ... read more

September 12th, 2018

Eric Early Represents Non-Profit Group Concerned About Fair Education in Santa Barbara
Representing a group of concerned citizens about fair and quality education, Eric Early appeared before the Board of the Santa Barbara Unified School District and spoke about its pending adoption of training programs to be provided by a nonprofit named ... read more

September 7th, 2018

Bryan Sullivan Settles Lawsuit for Client Terry Crews
Several publications, including Vanity Fairand The Hollywood Reporter, covered Bryan Sullivan’s representation of actor Terry Crews in his #MeToo case against behemoth agency WME and agent Adam Vincit. Bryan filed the civil lawsuit last year against WME and Venit ... read more

August 17th, 2018

The Daily Journal and Recorder Cover Early Sullivan New Hires David Giannotti and William Lalor
On August 8, 2018, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal highlighted the firm’s hire of senior counsel David Giannotti. The Daily Journal notes David’s three decades of environmental law experience, as well as his successful negotiation of a settlement in the ... read more

August 15th, 2018

Seven Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Scott Gizer, Sophia Lau, Stephen Ma, Devin McRae, Christopher Ritter, and Bryan Sullivan have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest ... read more

August 7th, 2018

Early Sullivan’s Demurrer Victory Upheld on Appeal
The California Court of Appeal has affirmed, in its entirety, the judgment of dismissal that Partner William Wright obtained for the Firm’s client First American Title Insurance Company, in the case entitled Jaisinghani v. U.S. Bank National Association, et al.. ... read more

August 2nd, 2018

Early Sullivan Lands Top Names David Giannotti and William Lalor
August 02, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Leading business, real estate and entertainment litigation and transactional law firm Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”) is proud to announce the addition of David Giannotti and William Lalor, two ... read more

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