• 01.15.21

    Manatt Secures Judgment for Tracy Chapman in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    A Manatt team successfully secured a $450,000 judgment on behalf of iconic songwriter and recording artist Tracy Chapman in her copyright infringement suit against well-known rapper Nicki Minaj. On January 15, 2021, Judge Phillips of the United States District Court entered judgment in favor of ...

  • 05.13.20

    Manatt Secures Significant Copyright Victory Before the Ninth Circuit

    Manatt appellate partner Benjamin Shatz successfully represented Dolores Press Inc. and Pastor Melissa Scott in a significant copyright victory before the Ninth Circuit.

  • 03.15.20

    A Message From Our CEO on COVID-19

    The uncertainty of the past several weeks has clarified what is most important—the well-being and safety of our families, colleagues and communities.

  • 02.06.20

    Manatt Adds Duo of Elite Patent Litigators to National Technology & Intellectual Property Litigation

    Experienced trial lawyer Amar Thakur and patent litigator Bruce Zisser a boon for firm’s leading litigation team and digital and technology groupManatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that national trial lawyer Amar L. ...

  • 11.01.18

    Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation on 2019 Best Law Firms List

    In the 2019 Best Law Firms guide, Manatt practices earned nine Tier 1 national designations and 29 Tier 1 metropolitan acknowledgments.

  • 06.01.18

    Ninth Circuit Rejects Appeal in Jay-Z Copyright Infringement Suit

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal for an article on a lawsuit against Jay-Z.

  • 05.03.18

    Manatt Practices Rank in 2018 Chambers USA Guide

    Chambers USA announced that it has ranked nine Manatt practices and 23 lawyers in its 2018 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. In addition to the rankings, Manatt is a recognized practitioner in four areas, including Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance ...

  • 03.22.18

    ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Affirmed

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on the Ninth Circuit’s affirmation of a verdict that found Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred ...

  • 02.01.18

    Cooke Ranked Among World's Top IP Attorneys by WTR 1000

    Manatt’s Michelle Cooke, co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice, was ranked by the World Trademark Review as one of the top IP attorneys in the world. This marks Cooke’s sixth consecutive year on World Trademark Review’s prestigious ranking of the leaders in ...

  • 12.14.17

    Makers of ‘Star Citizen’ Sued by Game Engine Creators

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, in an article discussing an unfolding video game lawsuit. Game engine creator Crytek GmbH is suing Cloud Imperium Games Corp., the makers of the not-yet-released ...



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