Five Partners Named to Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report

April 8, 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.

Scott Edelman, Kevin Masuda and Orin Snyder are Co-Chairs of Gibson Dunn’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group.

Scott Edelman represents multiple studios, television networks, music companies, production companies and other media-related entities. Recognized as go-to counsel for his deep litigation experience, he is consistently recognized by legal and industry publications for his work.

Kevin Masuda represents content companies including motion picture studios and music companies, technology companies, gaming companies, private equity funds, sports and talent agencies, and other clients in various types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, restructurings, public and private securities offerings, licensing agreements, sponsorships, and other strategic agreements.

Orin Snyder is one of the country’s leading trial lawyers and litigators. He represents both digital and traditional media and entertainment clients, which often seek him out for their bet-the-company cases.

Brian Ascher has represented corporate and individual clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, including through trial, in both federal and state court and administrative proceedings. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including contract, profit participation, trade secrets, and other intellectual property disputes.

Ilissa Samplin has represented corporate and individual clients in the media, entertainment, and technology industries in a wide range of litigation in both federal and state court, including breach of contract, unfair competition, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.