• 12.27.23

    Rent Control Confronts the Constitution

    In his latest Daily Journal column, Manatt Appellate Senior Counsel Michael Berger examined New York City’s rent control laws. 

  • 12.05.23

    Ninth Circuit 2023 Appellate Roundup

    In an article for Daily Journal, Manatt Appellate Partner Benjamin Shatz and Litigation Associate Patrice Ruane provided a roundup of some of the most interesting and unique appellate procedure cases of 2023. They discussed various 9th Circuit decisions, including cases addressing appellate ...

  • 12.01.23

    New Regs Will Strengthen Voluntary Carbon Offset Market

    Manatt Energy and Environment Partner David Smith wrote an article for Law360 about attention on net-zero pledges—including California’s adoption of GHG disclosure mandates, numerous federal agencies establishing fraud enforcement efforts and media attention—may portend a growing, ...

  • 11.28.23

    BMI Is Selling: What This Means for Songwriters

    Manatt Entertainment Leader Jordan Bromley wrote an article for Billboard on how the sale of music licensing giant BMI’s interests may affect songwriters.  Since the announcement of BMI’s sale to a shareholder group assembled by private equity firm New Mountain Capital, ...

  • 11.28.23

    Is it Time to Reconsider Penn Central?

    In his latest column for Daily Journal, Manatt Appellate Senior Counsel Michael Berger discussed the Supreme Court’s “polestar” case, Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City, and the challenges it presents to the interpretation and application of governmental takings ...

  • 11.27.23

    New SoundExchange Policies Will End Payments to Unauthorized Remixers

    Entertainment Partner W. Joseph Anderson, Senior Attorney Natasha Azava and Associate Alex Spring wrote an article for Hypebot about changes to the SoundExchange policies dictating how royalties are paid out on remixes.  With remixes becoming easier to make, remixers and artists are often ...

  • 11.20.23

    Five Ways Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Minimalist Principles to Create Better Companies

    In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez discusses the entrepreneurial advantages of developing a minimalist mindset. Gutierrez explores the economic and environmental benefits of this philosophy, noting, “The shift from more to ...

  • 11.14.23

    Patent Buyouts Could Spur Vital Innovation in Antibiotics, Vaccines, and Other Medical Fields

    Following the release of their book, “Why Not Better and Cheaper? Healthcare and Innovation,” Manatt Health National Advisor Robert Rebitzer and his twin brother, Boston University economist James Rebitzer, co-authored an article for STAT where they discussed the current patent ...

  • 11.07.23

    'Superior to What?' A Brief Explication of Complication

    Manatt Appellate Partner Benjamin Shatz wrote an article for Daily Journal where he discussed the makeup of the California court system and explored the history of its development from its establishment in the mid-19th century to modern day.  In the article, Shatz analyzed “the ...

  • 11.01.23

    California's Offshore Turbine Plans Face Stiff Headwinds

    Environment Associate David McGrath and Energy and Environment Partner David Smith wrote an article for Law360 about the headwinds California faces as the state tries to implement a first-of-its-kind, massive offshore wind energy production industry. California’s scoping plan, ...



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