• 02.16.18

    Kanye West, Lloyd’s of London Reach Settlement

    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 settlement between Kanye West and Lloyd’s of London.The lawsuit, as noted by the publication, was over the insurer’s ...

  • 02.16.18

    Capitol Christian Music Group Signs Idol’s Danny Gokey

    Music Row covered Manatt’s representation of former American Idol star Danny Gokey in his agreement with Capitol Christian Music Group. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Joseph Anderson, an attorney in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, represented ...

  • 02.14.18

    Yen to Host SXSW Panel on Audience Engagement, Next-Gen Storytelling

    Manatt’s Sophia Yen, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, will moderate a cutting-edge panel at SXSW 2018 on how audience engagement is being used by digital media companies and studios to determine the next generation of storytelling.Titled “Audience ...

  • 12.28.17

    Sports Law Trends in 2017

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, in an article highlighting the politicization of sports law over the course of 2017. While sports law may not have been influential in 2017, the publication ...

  • 12.14.17

    How the #MeToo Movement Impacts Women in Music

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, for an article that examines how the #MeToo movement could negatively impact women in the music industry. While large corporations have diversity requirements in place, smaller companies may be less ...

  • 12.14.17

    Makers of ‘Star Citizen’ Sued by Game Engine Creators

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, in an article discussing an unfolding video game lawsuit. Game engine creator Crytek GmbH is suing Cloud Imperium Games Corp., the makers of the not-yet-released ...

  • 12.11.17

    Ninth Circuit Skeptical in Copyright Claim Against Jay-Z

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ skepticism in a copyright claim against the music artist Jay-Z. Osama Fahmy sued Jay-Z and ...

  • 12.08.17

    Songs Music Publishing Sells High-Profile Catalog to Kobalt

    Music Week covered Manatt’s representation of Kobalt Music Group in the company’s acquisition of Songs Music Publishing’s catalog. Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media ...

  • 12.08.17

    Kobalt Buys Songs Music Publishing for $150M

    Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music group, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, led deal negotiations for music publishing and artists services company Kobalt Music Group in its purchase of Songs Music Publishing. The deal ...

  • 12.05.17

    Variety’s 2017 Key Dealmakers List Includes Conner, Yen

    In its 2017 “Dealmakers Impact Report,” Variety recognized Manatt team Lindsay Conner and Sophia Yen as key players driving the most significant deals in the entertainment business. Each year, Variety identifies the most prominent Hollywood dealmakers in its prestigious annual list, ...