• Investigative Work Resolves Tabloid-Worthy Litigation in Blue Shield’s Favor

    Health insurance executives aren’t usually front-page tabloid news, but when Blue Shield of California was facing $14 million in liability after terminating its jet-setting chief technology officer, Aaron Kaufman, it turned to Manatt to rewrite the headlines in its favor. The inciting incident...
  • Consumer Product Class Action Blocked With Refund Check for $95

    Beverage manufacturers like Supple LLC typically sell millions of cans and bottles to millions of consumers every year. All it would take is one unhappy but highly motivated customer to put the company out of business. When the plaintiff, a purchaser of a single shipment of Supple beverages...
  • A Chinese Stake in Hollywood

    As film production has grown both more complex and more expensive, Hollywood has looked to a number of non-traditional financing sources—hedge funds, private equity and venture capital—to take up much of the slack. Add to this the emergence, only recently, of Chinese film companies wanting...
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  • Kobalt Music Group and Glassnote Records announce global partnership

    Manatt represented Kobalt Music Group, an independent rights management and publishing company, in negotiating a long-term global partnership with Daniel Glass’s Glassnote Records, home of Mumford & Sons and Childish Gambino, among other renowned artists. The deal significantly realigned the...
  • Macerich closes deal for Los Angeles Premium Outlets™

    Manatt advised retail developer The Macerich Co. on the development of and joint venture agreements with Simon Property Group for Los Angeles Premium Outlets™, a new 42-acre mall located adjacent to the I-405 freeway that will have more than 500,000 square feet of commercial retail space. The...
  • DataDirect Networks acquires Tintri, Inc., assets for $60M

    Manatt assisted DataDirect Networks in its $60 million acquisition of the assets of a public cloud storage company in bankruptcy. The company, Tintri, Inc., provided products designed for Enterprise Cloud, virtual machines and containers. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in...
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