• 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 ...

  • 01.02.17

    Concerns Over Foreign Influence Crystallize in Hotel Feud

    The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the closely watched allegations that the Dalian Wanda Group provided illegal funding to a campaign against the Beverly Hills Hotel. Although the ...

  • 01.02.17

    Chinese Investors Seek a Seat at the Table

    The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about apprehension surrounding a recent influx of Chinese investment activity in Los Angeles.Conner has personally represented Chinese companies such ...

  • 12.22.16

    Hollywood, China Both See Benefits of Partnership

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article on the blossoming relationship between China and Hollywood, which strengthened in 2016 through a number of high-profile deals.   Each side gets an ...

  • 12.14.16

    Variety Dealmakers Feature Includes Conner for Third Consecutive Year

    For the third year in a row, Variety has selected Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, to appear in its annual Dealmakers Impact Report, a prestigious feature that identifies key Hollywood dealmakers of the year. This marks Conner’s ...

  • 11.18.16

    Network’s Investment in Comedy Site Not Indicative of Trend

    The Los Angeles Business Journal interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about AMC Networks Inc.’s acquisition of a minority stake in comedy website Funny or Die Inc. Conner said he doesn’t view the AMC ...

  • 11.15.16

    Fears of Trump in Hollywood May Be Premature

    Variety quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Hollywood’s reservations about President-Elect Trump and his policies. Conner joined others in suggesting the president-elect may not hurt Hollywood’s ...

  • 11.03.16

    Wanda Gains Hollywood Foothold With $1B Dick Clark Acquisition

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Dalian Wanda Group’s acquisition of Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion. The acquisition underscores Wanda’s seriousness about gaining ...

  • 11.01.16

    Named 2017 Law Firm of the Year for Advertising, Entertainment

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt as the "Law Firm of the Year" in both Advertising Law and Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television as part of the 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Only one law firm in each of 74 practice areas 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 ...