• 03.29.18

    Star of ‘Super Size Me’ Faces Contract Breach Lawsuit

    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 a recent lawsuit involving “Super Size Me” star Morgan Spurlock.The publication noted that Spurlock confessed to sexual ...

  • 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 ...

  • 03.16.18

    Streaming Revenues Begin to Pick Up for Artists

    Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, was quoted by The Ringer for an article that examines whether artists are beginning to profit from the music streaming era.The publication noted that Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music enjoyed strong ...

  • 03.12.18

    Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony Signs With Larry Rudolph

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, represented Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke in her recent signing as a solo artist with Maverick/ReignDeer Entertainment.Brooke will be represented by Larry Rudolph, who also represents Fifth ...

  • 03.06.18

    What Hollywood ‘Inclusion Riders’ Need to Be Effective

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article that discussed “inclusion riders” and how they could impact the entertainment industry.

  • 02.16.18

    Kanye West, Lloyd’s of London Reach Settlement

    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 settlement between Kanye West and Lloyd’s of London.The lawsuit, as noted by the publication, was over the insurer’s ...

  • 02.16.18

    Capitol Christian Music Group Signs Idol’s Danny Gokey

    Music Row covered Manatt’s representation of former American Idol star Danny Gokey in his agreement with Capitol Christian Music Group. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Joseph Anderson, an attorney in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, represented ...

  • 02.14.18

    Yen to Host SXSW Panel on Audience Engagement, Next-Gen Storytelling

    Manatt’s Sophia Yen, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, will moderate a cutting-edge panel at SXSW 2018 on how audience engagement is being used by digital media companies and studios to determine the next generation of storytelling.Titled “Audience ...

  • 12.28.17

    Sports Law Trends in 2017

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, in an article highlighting the politicization of sports law over the course of 2017. While sports law may not have been influential in 2017, the publication ...

  • 12.14.17

    How the #MeToo Movement Impacts Women in Music

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, for an article that examines how the #MeToo movement could negatively impact women in the music industry. While large corporations have diversity requirements in place, smaller companies may be less ...