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April 21st, 2021

Deadline

Deadline Covers Early Sullivan’s Representation of “47 Ronin” Sequel Screenwriters
Bryan Sullivan recently represented “Lucifer” actress Aimee Garcia and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez in their deal to write the upcoming untitled “47 Ronin” sequel for Universal 1440 Entertainment. The film, set to be directed by Ron Yuan ... read more

April 15th, 2021

The New York Times, Fox News, NY Daily News, Pioneer Press

Eric D. Anderson Offers Insight on Derek Chauvin Trial for the New York Times, Fox News, Pioneer Press and NY Daily News
Eric D. Anderson, the firm’s senior trial counsel, spoke to the New York Times, Fox News, Pioneer Press and NY Daily News regarding the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. In ... read more

April 8th, 2021

Variety

David Chidekel Honored in Variety’s 2021 “Legal Impact Report”
The firm is pleased to announce that David Chidekel was recently named to Variety’s coveted “Legal Impact Report” for 2021. The annual list profiles the top litigators, transactional and in-house attorneys in the entertainment business. David was recognized for his ... read more

April 6th, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Devin McRae Quoted Extensively in Yahoo! Finance on “Real Housewives” Star’s Wire Fraud, Money Laundering Charges
Devin McRae was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Finance on “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah’s recent arrest on wire fraud and money laundering charges, and whether flaunting a lavish lifestyle on reality TV could lead prosecutors to ... read more

April 6th, 2021

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Opines on Elon Musk’s Appointment to Endeavor Board for TheWrap
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by TheWrap to comment on why Endeavor’s decision to tap billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk as its newest board member could be advantageous, both to Endeavor and to Musk. In Bryan’s opinion, Musk’s past successes ... read more

April 5th, 2021

Billboard

David Chidekel Featured in Billboard’s 2021 List of “Top Music Lawyers”
The firm would like to congratulate David Chidekel on being named to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2021. The highly competitive annual list features attorneys who have handled the biggest legal battles and deals in the music and ... read more

March 16th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Early Sullivan’s Representation of “Blacklight” Screenwriter Covered in The Hollywood Reporter
Devin McRae and Zachary Gidding recently filed a complaint on behalf of Federal Trade Commission attorney and first-time screenwriter Nick May, which alleges that “Ozark” co-creator Mark Williams wrongfully claimed a writing credit on the upcoming Liam Neeson film “Blacklight.” ... read more

March 16th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter on Harassment Claims and the Extent of Government Reach
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Ashley Cullins’ Hollywood Reporter article “‘Criminal Minds’ Dispute Raises Questions About Government Reach.” The article discusses California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) complaint alleging that Disney had enabled director of photography Gregory ... read more

March 11th, 2021

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Early Sullivan’s Coverage Determination On Behalf Of Old Republic Affirmed On Appeal
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Early Sullivan’s coverage determination, involving a complex mechanic’s lien dispute, on behalf of client Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (“Old Republic”). At the center of the dispute was ... read more

February 26th, 2021

Bryan Sullivan a Panelist for a Program at the 2021 ICPHSO Annual Symposium
Bryan Sullivan was a panelist for “Customization: The Key to Best Practices and Unique Approaches When Evaluating Consumer Product Safety” at The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2021 annual symposium. The Annual Symposium features sessions that include discussion ... read more

February 16th, 2021

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on the State of Broadway for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “Broadway: Broken Or Business As Usual?” was published by Forbes on February 16, 2021. In the article, David discusses the current challenges facing the live theatre industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. David offers his ... read more

February 10th, 2021

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on the Future of Live Events for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “The Future Of Live Events: AR, VR, And Advertising” was published by Forbes on February 9, 2021. In the piece, David discusses the impact of the pandemic on the live events industry and takes a look at ... read more

February 9th, 2021

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Calls On David Chidekel to Comment on the Triller and Universal Music Group Pay Dispute
David Chidekel recently offered insight to Wendy Lee for her Los Angeles Times article “Universal Music Group removes music from streaming app Triller over pay dispute.” The article covers the ongoing pay dispute between Triller and Universal Music Group, causing ... read more

January 28th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on “Deplatforming” of Parler, Trump for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Amazon And Twitter “Deplatforming” Parler And Trump; Is It Legal?” was published in Forbes on January 28, 2021. In the piece, Bryan discusses the legal questions around First Amendment violations and antitrust claims levied in the wake ... read more

January 21st, 2021

Thomson Reuters

Six Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers.” The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on peer recognition, ... read more

December 16th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Article on Hollywood Agents, WGA Dispute Features David Chidekel
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times piece “Why agents are becoming managers as WGA fight drags on,” which describes how many talent agents reevaluating their career choices amid rising tensions over a Writers Guild of ... read more

December 14th, 2020

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California Court Of Appeal Affirms Demurrer Victory Obtained By William Wright on Behalf of First American Title Insurance Company
In Pak v. First American Title Insurance Company, the Court of Appeal has affirmed a demurrer ruling obtained by Early Sullivan for its client First American Title Insurance Company. The Pak case concerned claims for breach of title policy and bad ... read more

December 10th, 2020

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on Bob Dylan’s Catalog Sale for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “The Times They Are A-Changin’- Bob Dylan’s Catalog Sale to Universal May Be The Answer That Has Been Blowin’ In The Wind” was recently published in Forbes. In the article, David discusses Bob Dylan’s recent catalog sale ... read more

November 25th, 2020

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to TheWrap About Executive Departures in the Entertainment Industry
TheWrap asked Bryan Sullivan to comment on the entertainment industry’s recent slew of high-ranking executive departures during the pandemic. In Bryan’s opinion, a time of crisis can offer an opportunity to people at that level to “take initiative and responsibility.” ... read more

November 5th, 2020

Early Sullivan Named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” By U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2021 “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 “Litigation – Intellectual Property”, ... read more