• 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, ...

  • 01.04.17

    UMG Defeats Allegations of Misappropriation of Blues Song

    Law360 covered UMG Recordings Inc.’s victory against an alleged misappropriation of a blues musician’s song. UMG was represented by Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice and Maura Gierl, an associate in the same ...

  • 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 ...

  • 08.03.16

    Photographer Files $1B Suit Against Getty for Sale of Public Photos

    Format Magazine interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for articles about a copyright dispute between Getty Images and photographer Carol Highsmith involving public domain art.Jacobs said the court will determine ...

  • 08.02.16

    Getty’s Copyright Suit Highlights Complicated Laws

    The Los Angeles Times quoted  Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, in an article about a copyright dispute between Getty Images and photographer Carol Highsmith.The photographer brought the suit after receiving a letter ...

  • 06.23.16

    Little Hope for “Stairway to Heaven” Appeal

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a possible appeal of the unanimous jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin in the recent copyright infringement matter. The ...

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