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April 5th, 2019

Newsweek

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Newsweek on Leaked Photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Children
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by Newsweek to comment on the possible legal consequences of sharing photos of celebrity children without permission. According to Bryan, even though the private photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s children was quickly taken down by ... read more

April 3rd, 2019

Early Sullivan Knocks Out Entire Case on Demurrer
In Pak v. First American Title Insurance Company, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18STCV04840, William Wright obtained a judgment of dismissal for the Firm’s client, First American Title Insurance Company. The case concerned claims for breach of title policy ... read more

March 28th, 2019

Entertainment Attorney and Former BitTorrent CCO David Chidekel Joins Early Sullivan
The firm is pleased to announce that prominent media and entertainment attorney, and former BitTorrent, Inc., Chief Commercial Officer, David Chidekel, has joined the firm’s New York office. Mr. Chidekel oversaw all of BitTorrent’s commercial transactions as well as legal, ... read more

March 4th, 2019

Risk Management Magazine

William Lalor’s Article “The Looming Long-Tail Risk of E-Cigarettes” Appeared in Risk Management
William Lalor’s article “The Looming Long-Tail Risk of E-Cigarettes,” appeared in the March issue of Risk Management magazine. The article discusses the risks of e-cigarettes and that of the chemical diacetyl, which can be used to create a wide range of vaporized ... read more

February 27th, 2019

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Early Sullivan Prevails in 10th Circuit Published Opinion
Scott Gizer and Sophia Lau successfully prevailed in Banner Bank v. First American. In the attached published opinion (click “Download PDF”), the 10th Circuit reversed the district court’s ruling on summary judgment with instructions to enter judgment in favor of Early Sullivan ... read more

February 13th, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter

Devin McRae Comments on Woody Allen, Amazon Legal Battle in The Hollywood Reporter
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Eric Gardner and Tatiana Siegel’s Hollywood Reporter article “Can Amazon Get Out of Its Woody Allen Deal? It’s Complicated.” According to Devin, if the suit went to trial Amazon would likely tell a jury, ... read more

January 30th, 2019

Steve Ma Recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 “Most Influential Minority Lawyers” List
Steve Ma has been named a “Most Influential Minority Lawyer” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2019. The LABJ notes his work defending Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. and East West Bank, as well as his current representation of Glass Apps and MetaXchain. The firm congratulates Steve ... read more

January 30th, 2019

Four Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2019 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2019 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

November 1st, 2018

Early Sullivan Named a 2019 “Best Law Firm” By U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2019 “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,” “Real ... read more

October 26th, 2018

Lisa Boswell Named Chair of DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
Early Sullivan’s Lisa Boswell is the new Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. She was previously the Committee’s Vice Chair. DRI is an international organization of attorneys and in-house counsel with more than 22,000 members. read more

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 Fair and The Hollywood Reporter covered Bryan Sullivan’s representation of actor Terry Crews in his #MeToo case against behemoth agency WME and agent Adam Venit. Bryan filed the civil lawsuit last year against WME and ... 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