• 04.17.18

    Variety Profiles Two Manatt Teams in 2018 Legal Impact Report

    In its 2018 “Legal Impact Report,” Variety included two teams of Manatt partners—music group co-chairs Gary Gilbert and Jeff Biederman and deal team Lindsay Conner and Sophia Yen—among its list of key lawyers who are playing a critical role in the legal matters that are ...

  • 04.04.18

    Hollywood Reporter Names Phillips, Conner, Gatti 2018 ‘Power Lawyers’

    Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner and John Gatti were named 2018 “Power Lawyers” by The Hollywood Reporter. This prestigious annual list recognizes Hollywood’s top 100 lawyers who are behind the deals and trials shaping the industry. Now in its ...

  • 04.03.18

    Amid Streaming Profit Uncertainty, Spotify Announces IPO

    Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was quoted by CNET for an article on Spotify’s upcoming initial public offering.While Spotify competes for paying subscribers with other similar streaming services, it was the first—and the biggest—to ...

  • 03.31.18

    How Streams Become Dollars for Musicians on Spotify

    The New York Times cited data provided by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, and associate Nicole Sollberger for an article on Spotify’s upcoming initial public offering.Bromley and Sollberger provided information for an infographic that depicts how ...

  • 03.30.18

    Hollywood-China Partnership Can Continue Despite Political Turmoil

    Variety quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article on how President Trump’s looming trade war with China could impact Hollywood.U.S. trade representatives, as noted by the publication, have been trying to negotiate a new ...

  • 03.29.18

    Star of ‘Super Size Me’ Faces Contract Breach Lawsuit

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on a recent lawsuit involving “Super Size Me” star Morgan Spurlock.The publication noted that Spurlock confessed to sexual ...

  • 03.22.18

    ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Affirmed

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on the Ninth Circuit’s affirmation of a verdict that found Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred ...

  • 03.16.18

    Streaming Revenues Begin to Pick Up for Artists

    Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, was quoted by The Ringer for an article that examines whether artists are beginning to profit from the music streaming era.The publication noted that Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music enjoyed strong ...

  • 03.12.18

    Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony Signs With Larry Rudolph

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, represented Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke in her recent signing as a solo artist with Maverick/ReignDeer Entertainment.Brooke will be represented by Larry Rudolph, who also represents Fifth ...

  • 03.06.18

    What Hollywood ‘Inclusion Riders’ Need to Be Effective

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article that discussed “inclusion riders” and how they could impact the entertainment industry.