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


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


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

November 4th, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal

Scott Gizer Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 “Leaders in Law” Nominees
The firm is pleased to note that Scott Gizer was once again selected as a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s prestigious “Leaders in Law” list. Each year, the list recognizes the accomplishments of leading attorneys and firms within ... read more

October 27th, 2020


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


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


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


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


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