• 07.14.17

    Billboard Names Phillips, Biederman, Gilbert Top Music Lawyers for 2017

    Billboard recognized Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Charles Biederman and Gary Gilbert as top music lawyers in the country, naming all three to its 2017 list of the keenest legal minds in the industry. This year’s list recognized 61 lawyers who are on the front lines of ...

  • 06.05.17

    Legal 500 US Recognizes Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    Manatt has received nine national practice area rankings in the newly released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Additionally, two Manatt partners—Robert Belfort and Lindsay Conner—were recognized in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list for their areas.  The Legal ...

  • 05.12.17

    Eminem Faces Unusual Circumstances in Copyright Battle

    The Recorder interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a copyright battle between the American rapper Eminem and a New Zealand political party over a similar song.   Legal spats between ...

  • 04.26.17

    Phillips Recognized as Hollywood “Power Lawyer”

    The Hollywood Reporter has selected Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner and John Gatti to its 2017 “Power Lawyers” feature. The prestigious annual list highlights the top 100 lawyers from across the country who are behind the deals and trials shaping ...

  • 04.12.17

    UMG Secures Full Victory in Copyright Suit

    Law360 covered Manatt’s win for UMG Recordings in a royalties battle over a Justin Timberlake song. Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, represented UMG in the copyright suit.Three members of the band Sly, Slick & Wicked had ...

  • 02.27.17

    Sony, EMI Victorious in Royalties Suit

    The Hollywood Reporter covered Manatt’s representation of Sony/ATV and EMI in a royalties suit filed by Dru Hill, a 1990s R&B group. Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media practice, and Prana Topper, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, ...

  • 01.17.17

    How Music Streaming Generates Revenue

    The Financial Times interviewed Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the impact of streaming on the music industry. Although streaming has opened doors for some artists, the publication reported, making money from it is ...

  • 11.01.16

    U.S. News Ranks Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have included Manatt in nine Tier 1 national practice rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for the 2017 “Best Law Firms” guide. The firm has also been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Advertising Law and Entertainment Law ...

  • 10.25.16

    Wayne Kirkpatrick Songs Purchased by Downtown Music

    Music Business Worldwide covered Wayne Kirkpatrick’s sale of songs to Downtown Music Publishing, a transaction that was handled by Manatt's music lawyers. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and counsel Michael Rexford represented Wayne Kirkpatrick, a ...

  • 10.12.16

    How Does Music Streaming Generate Money?

    Billboard featured an infographic created by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, and associate Nicole Sollberger that breaks down how streaming services and artists make money via online music streaming.

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