Our lawyers discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that social media companies cannot be held liable for allegedly not doing “enough” to remove terrorist-related content from their services.
Client Alert | May 18, 2023
Variety has named Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles partners Kevin Masuda, Benyamin Ross, and Ilissa Samplin, and New York partners Brian Ascher and Orin Snyder to its 2023 Legal Impact Report, an annual list of the leading attorneys in the entertainment industry who “score wins for their clients and make deals to keep them ahead of the curve.”
Firm News | April 19, 2023
The Hollywood Reporter has named Los Angeles partner Kevin Masuda and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2023 Power Lawyers List, which features 100 of the entertainment industry’s “dealmakers and litigators at the top of their game.”
Firm News | April 12, 2023
The U.S. Department of Commerce has provided guidance on the application process for the first funding opportunity of the CHIPS Act, and critical elements of a successful pre-application.
Client Alert | April 12, 2023
Gibson Dunn’s Media, Entertainment and Technology group highlights notable cases and deals from the first quarter of 2023, including cases involving Taylor Swift, Andy Warhol, and new copyright questions surrounding generative AI.
Client Alert | April 11, 2023
Billboard named Century City partner Scott Edelman and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2023 Top Music Lawyers list, which features the “the best attorneys in the business.”
Firm News | April 3, 2023
Century City partner Ari Lanin and Los Angeles partners Kevin Masuda and Benyamin Ross were named to Variety’s 2022 Dealmakers Impact Report, which features the “top financiers, attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs” who “forged the major game-changing deals that changed the showbiz landscape.”
Firm News | December 7, 2022
Euromoney named 16 Gibson Dunn lawyers among its 2022 Rising Stars in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Firm News | October 12, 2022
Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2022 MVPs.
Firm News | September 6, 2022
The California Supreme Court held yesterday that a seller’s promotional statements about an artistic work of interest to the public amounted to commercial speech, regardless of whether the seller knew of the statements’ falsity.
Client Alert | August 19, 2022
Gibson Dunn earned 55 practice area rankings, including 17 top-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – United States.
Firm News | June 22, 2022
Our lawyers discuss recent developments in New York's anti-SLAPP law, including questions about if 2020 amendments to the law apply retroactively.
Client Alert | June 1, 2022
A decision issued on May 18, 2022 by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York may provide valuable insight into how courts will consider trademark claims regarding NFTs.
Client Alert | May 20, 2022
Washington, D.C. partner Howard S. Hogan and New York associate Connor S. Sullivan are the authors of "Courts Continue to Debate the Legal Status of Reposted Social Media Content," published by The National Law Journal on April 22, 2022.
Article | April 26, 2022
Variety has named Century City partners Scott Edelman and Steve Tsoneff, Los Angeles partners Kevin Masuda, Benyamin Ross, and Ilissa Samplin, New York partners Brian Ascher and Orin Snyder, and Orange County partner Michelle Gourley to its 2022 Legal Impact Report.
Firm News | April 21, 2022
Benchmark Litigation named Gibson Dunn as the “West Coast Entertainment Firm of the Year” at its 2022 West Coast Awards. Additionally, Benchmark named Century City partner Scott Edelman as the West Coast Entertainment Litigator of the Year.
Firm News | April 8, 2022
The Hollywood Reporter named Los Angeles partners Theodore Boutrous, Kevin Masuda, and Benyamin Ross and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2022 Power Lawyers list, which features “the entertainment industry’s top 100 attorneys.” Century City partner Scott Edelman was named one of five Legal Legends, a “special feature dedicated to honoring entertainment industry attorneys whose career achievements are extraordinary.”
Firm News | March 30, 2022
Billboard named Century City partner Scott Edelman and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2022 Top Music Lawyers list, which features the “savviest legal counselors in the business.”
Firm News | March 28, 2022
Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2021 in its January 17, 2022 article "The Firms That Dominated in 2021,” featuring nine firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.
Firm News | January 19, 2022
Los Angeles partners Kevin Masuda and Benyamin Ross were named to Variety’s 2021 Dealmakers Impact Report, which features those who “forged the major game-changing deals that changed the showbiz landscape.”
Firm News | December 8, 2021
Benchmark Litigation US named four partners to its 2021 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” list: Dallas partner Veronica Moyé, New York partners Randy Mastro and Orin Snyder, and Washington, D.C. partner Richard Parker.
Firm News | October 7, 2021
In Horror Inc. v. Miller, the Second Circuit affirmed that Victor Miller had successfully reclaimed his rights in the screenplay for Friday the 13th by invoking the Copyright Act’s termination provisions, notwithstanding his assignment of those rights to a film production company in 1980. The Court reached that conclusion after finding that Miller’s assignment was made as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee.
Client Alert | October 5, 2021
Los Angeles of counsel Nathaniel L. Bach and associate Marissa M. Mulligan are the authors of "Ninth Circuit Unanimously Affirms First Amendment Protection for Rachel Maddow’s 'Paid Russian Propaganda' Commentary," [PDF] published by MLRC MediaLawLetter in August 2021.
Article | August 25, 2021
Gibson Dunn lawyers survey recent case law and legislative developments involving California’s anti-SLAPP statute, California Civil Code § 425.16.
Client Alert | July 19, 2021
On June 11, 2021, the Second Circuit issued its decision in 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. FTC, an appeal of an administrative litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission against 1-800 Contacts. The decision—which rejected the FTC’s claim that several trademark settlements by 1-800 Contacts violated the antitrust laws —found that the trademark settlement agreements at issue were “typical” and procompetitive, and provides crucial guidance for parties considering settling trademark disputes.
Client Alert | June 14, 2021
The Hollywood Reporter named Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles partners Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. and Kevin Masuda, and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2021 Power Lawyers list, which features “the entertainment industry’s top 100 attorneys.” The feature was published on May 26, 2021.
Firm News | May 27, 2021
Seventeen Gibson Dunn partners were named among the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.
Firm News | May 13, 2021
Los Angeles partner Michael Dore is the author of "Legal issues to watch in navigating the secondary market for NFTs," [PDF] published by the Daily Journal on April 27, 2021.
Publications | May 4, 2021
This month Gibson Dunn’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group highlights the increasingly popular digital asset known as non-fungible tokens or “NFTs” and related issues in the entertainment space and beyond.
Client Alert | April 19, 2021
Variety has named Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles partners Kevin Masuda and Ilissa Samplin, and New York partners Brian Ascher and Orin Snyder to its 2021 Legal Impact Report, an annual list of the leading attorneys in the entertainment industry who have “made an impact in entertainment, helping showbiz artists in their endeavors.” The report was published on April 8, 2021.
Firm News | April 8, 2021
Gibson Dunn’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group highlights some recent notable rulings and developments that may impact future litigation in this area.
Client Alert | March 18, 2021
Gibson Dunn’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group highlights some of the notable rulings, developments, and trends that will inform industry litigation long after the COVID-19 pandemic has faded from view.
Client Alert | February 2, 2021
Euromoney Legal Media Group named New York partner Brian Ascher and Washington D.C. partner Molly Senger among its 2020 Rising Stars Americas in their respective practice areas.
Firm News | February 2, 2021
Los Angeles partner Kevin Masuda was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Dealmakers of 2020 list, which “spotlights the people who kept on their toes to keep the entertainment industry on its feet.” The list was published on January 25, 2021.
Firm News | January 25, 2021
On January 8, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in CNN v. FBI, issued a rare precedential opinion clarifying application of the factors relevant to determining whether competing interests outweigh the “strong presumption” of public access to judicial records, in particular, in a context in which the government provides a national security justification for continued sealing.
Client Alert | January 15, 2021
On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the bipartisan COVID-19 relief and government funding bill, which incorporated the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020. Known as the CASE Act, it contains various revisions to the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., with the goal of creating a new avenue for copyright owners to enforce their rights without having to file a lawsuit in federal court.
Client Alert | December 28, 2020
On December 22, 2020, Congress passed the content of a pending bill, H.R. 6196, the “Trademark Modernization Act of 2020,” as part of its year-end virus relief and spending package. Among other things, the Act seeks to create more efficient processes to challenge registrations that are not being used in commerce, including by establishing new ex parte proceedings. The Act also seeks to unify the standard for irreparable harm with respect to injunctions in trademark cases, in light of inconsistencies that have emerged across federal courts after the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006).
Client Alert | December 22, 2020
Los Angeles partner Kevin Masuda was named to Variety’s 2020 Dealmakers Impact Report, which features the “top negotiators that have kept Hollywood humming.” The report was published December 9, 2020.
Firm News | December 10, 2020
Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2020 in its November 30, 2020 article "The Firms That Dominated in 2020,” featuring eight firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.
Firm News | December 2, 2020
On November 10, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will expand First Amendment protections under New York’s anti-SLAPP law by providing new tools for defendants to challenge frivolous lawsuits.
Client Alert | November 11, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the practice of law in 2020, courts have continued to churn out important rulings impacting the media and entertainment industries. Gibson Dunn lawyers highlight some of those key cases and trends.
Client Alert | October 8, 2020
Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2020 MVPs. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” The list was published on October 4, 2020.
Firm News | October 5, 2020
Expert Guides has named 13 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2020 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.
Firm News | September 22, 2020
On July 22, 2020, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation that, if signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, will expand First Amendment protections under New York’s anti-SLAPP law by providing new tools for defendants to challenge frivolous lawsuits.
Client Alert | August 5, 2020
Los Angeles Business Journal named Century City partner Scott Edelman among its 2020 Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers, which is a list of “the very best litigators in the business” who “go to the proverbial mat to fight for their clients.”
Firm News | July 22, 2020
Variety has named Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles partner Kevin Masuda and New York partner Orin Snyder to its 2020 Legal Impact Report, an annual list of the leading attorneys in the entertainment industry who have “made massive deals and litigated thorny disputes for entertainment industry clients, studios and networks.” Los Angeles partner Ilissa Samplin was named to the Up Next category, recognizing up and coming attorneys in the entertainment industry.
Firm News | July 14, 2020
Five Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2020, featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The following lawyers were recognized: New York partner Brian Ascher in Media & Entertainment, Dallas partner Krista Hanvey in Benefits, New York partner Saee Muzumdar in Mergers & Acquisitions, New York associate Lindsey Schmidt in International Arbitration, and Washington, D.C. of counsel Molly Senger in Employment.
Firm News | July 6, 2020
Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles associate Nathaniel Bach and summer associate Hannah Yim are the authors of "Game On: How the Right of Publicity, Legalised Gambling and Fair Pay to Play Laws Are Changing US Professional and Amateur Sports," [PDF] published by Business Law International in May 2020.
Article | May 28, 2020
On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office (the “Office”) released a nearly 200-page report (the “Report”) suggesting changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), which governs how online service providers (OSPs) police potential online copyright infringement. The report was the result of a multi-year study of the DMCA—the first comprehensive study by the Office on the DMCA’s operation—and was prepared to analyze whether the DMCA’s safe harbor provisions are successfully balancing the needs of OSPs and copyright holders, “particularly in light of the enormous changes that the internet has undergone in the last twenty-plus years.”
Client Alert | May 22, 2020
In its 2020 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 84 first-tier rankings, of which 31 were firm practice group rankings and 53 were individual lawyer rankings.
Firm News | April 24, 2020