• 04.26.16

    Late Court Appearance of Zeppelin Members Is Irrelevant

    The Daily Journal interviewed Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article about a copyright infringement lawsuit over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."The Daily Journal reports that the plaintiff's attorney in the ...

  • 04.20.16

    Four Hailed as Hollywood "Power Lawyers"

    The Hollywood Reporter selected four Manatt attorneys—senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner, John Gatti and Gary Gilbert—for its 2016 "Power Lawyers" feature, which spotlights the 100 most influential attorneys in Hollywood. Each year, the publication ...

  • 02.25.16

    Legal Battle Spotlights Abuse in Music Industry

    U.K. publication The Telegraph quoted Manatt's Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, and partner Jordan Bromley in an article about the ongoing legal battle between pop star Kesha and her producer, Dr Luke.Bromley said that allegations of sexual abuse in the ...

  • 02.24.16

    Impact of Sexual Assault Case Unclear for Music Biz

    NPR interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment Litigation practice, about why an alleged rape case may be important to the industry as a whole. Jacobs spoke to the difficult situation facing pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke.

  • 11.02.15

    Named U.S. News' 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” for Music Law

    Manatt has been named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Entertainment Law – Music as part of the publications’ joint 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings. This marks the second time Manatt’s Music group has ...

  • 10.22.15

    Infringement Suit Against Jay Z Dismissed

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the lawsuit filed in 2007 against rappers Jay Z and Timbaland that accused them of using elements of a 1957 song by an Egyptian composer without permission. A ...

  • 10.22.15

    Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" Hit Is Off the Hook

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the ruling that ends eight years of complex litigation over whether the 1999 Jay Z hit Big Pimpin' infringed on the rights of an Egyptian song it ...

  • 10.19.15

    Verdict: Musical Building Blocks Cannot Be Owned

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the long-running copyright infringement case brought by the heir of an Egyptian composer against artist Jay Z and producer Timbaland. The case alleges ...

  • 08.17.15

    Four Partners Named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers

    Berger, Hori, Marshall and Parcher Honored as Standouts for 2016.Manatt partners Michael M. Berger, Susan K. Hori, Ellen R. Marshall, and L. Peter Parcher have been named "Lawyers of the Year" for 2016 by Best Lawyers in America. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated ...

  • 06.08.15

    AdWeek Quotes Jacobs on New Music Royalty Legislation

    Advertising Week interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on how new legislation would further pit artists against broadcasters.Lawmakers recently announced legislation that would force broadcasters, Internet ...

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