Entertainment Litigation and Videogame Practice Stays Atop Chambers USA Ranking
Greenberg Glusker lauded for experience and connections in TV, Film and Interactive Media
Greenberg Glusker today announced that the Firm’s Entertainment Litigation practice is again ranked in “Band 1, Top Ranked” in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Firm received the publication’s highest possible endorsement, reaffirming Greenberg Glusker’s position in the elite group of media and entertainment litigators and counselors throughout the United States.
“We are pleased and appreciative to earn the respect of Chambers,” said Greenberg Glusker’s Managing Partner Norman H. Levine. “The fact that we have been able to maintain this level of excellence consistently over a period of years is a tremendous tribute to our attorneys.”
In highlighting the Firm’s 27-member practice group, Chambers USA described the firm as "consistently accurate, helpful and prompt,…with its top-level experience and connections.” The Firm was recognized for its A-list clientele - Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer, Hans Zimmer and The Weinstein Company - as well as expertise in copyright, trademark and rights litigation and licensing disputes. Chambers made particular notice of:
- The Firm’s representation of video game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment in its $13 million judgment against MGA concerning the Bratz dolls.
- Partner Bert Fields, recognized as an "outstanding, erudite and indefatigable industry veteran, who is able to think outside the box."
- Partner Bonnie Eskenazi, who won kudos for her successful settlement of the highly contested litigation on behalf of the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, in a profit participation case against New Line Cinema relating to the “Lord of the Rings” films.
The Firm’s practices and attorneys have received a number of accolades during 2010. Ms. Eskenazi was named California Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by The Recorder in the inaugural year of such awards, and she was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in its 2010 selection of the “Top Women Litigators” in California. Trial lawyer Robert Chapman was named as a finalist for the Public Justice 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his $105 million trial victory against Exxon Mobil. The National Law Journal featured Greenberg Glusker as a top litigation practice for 2010. U.S. News and Best Lawyers ranked the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice nationally as a "First Tier" practice. Finally, Partner Aaron J. Moss, was recently named to head the Firm’s Litigation Group, has handled intellectual property disputes involving Godzilla, Lassie and Spider-Man. The Los Angeles Daily Journal named him as one of its “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California.”