Attorneys

CHARLES J.
HARDER

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Charles Harder specializes in defamation, reputation protection, First Amendment, privacy, media law, entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. In March 2017, he was named the California Lawyer of the Year Award in Media.  He has been listed repeatedly as one of the Top 100 “Power Lawyers” in America by The Hollywood Reporter. He serves as Editor and Co-Author of ENTERTAINMENT LAW & LITIGATION (2011-18), a law treatise published by LexisNexis. In 2016, Mr. Harder obtained a $140 million jury verdict for his client, Hulk Hogan.

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DOUGLAS E.
MIRELL

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Douglas Mirell practices general corporate and business litigation, concentrating on First Amendment and entertainment industry lawsuits; invasion of privacy and defamation claims; publicity rights disputes; anti-SLAPP motions; copyright and trademark infringement actions; new and traditional media law issues; enforcement of civil rights statutes; voting rights litigation; freedom of information, public records and other government access statutes; and a variety of constitutional law questions.

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JEFFREY I.
ABRAMS

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Jeffrey Abrams, the firm’s Managing Partner, specializes in entertainment, intellectual property, reputation protection and business-related litigation and dispute resolution.  Mr. Abrams also acts as outside general counsel to a range of corporate and business clients and as a legal advisor to celebrity estates, high-profile personalities and intellectual property owners regarding merchandise, licensing, motion picture, television, and internet/social media related issues.

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RYAN J.
STONEROCK

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Ryan Stonerock practices entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. He was named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2013-2017 and has served as lead counsel to clients in all aspects of state and federal court litigation.

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LAN P.
VU

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Lan Vu practices entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. She has been ranked one of the “Top Women Attorneys” by Southern California Super Lawyers, and a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by the same organization, in 2012-2017. She has handled numerous high profile lawsuits including several large-scale profit participation claims, idea theft claims, class actions, and wiretapping cases.

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JORDAN
SUSMAN

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Jordan Susman practices entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. He was selected as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2013-2016, and a Super Lawyer in 2017. He has handled all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration from intake through successful jury verdicts in state and federal court.

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DILAN A.
ESPER

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Dilan Esper has more than 20 years of litigation experience in the areas of business, entertainment, media, First Amendment, intellectual property and false advertising law, among others.

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STEVEN H.
FRACKMAN

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Steven Frackman practices entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation in federal and state courts.  He has handled all aspects of litigation including taking and defending depositions and serving as second-chair on a multiple-day trial.

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MATTHEW A.F.
BLACKETT

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Matthew Blackett is admitted to practice in both California and New York. He practices in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. He worked on the successful Hulk Hogan case against Gawker Media, and regularly advises on issues relating to unlawful conduct on the Internet, particularly social media.

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TED S.
NGUYEN

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Ted Nguyen practices entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on protecting the firm’s clients from online infringers and defamers, with a specialty in privacy and copyright law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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