Six Gibson Dunn Partners Named to Variety’s 2023 Legal Impact Report

April 19, 2023

Variety has named Century City partner Scott Edelman, Los Angeles partners Kevin MasudaBenyamin 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.” The report was published on April 19, 2023.

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.

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.

Benyamin Ross advises companies, private equity and venture capital firms, and high net-worth individuals in mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, restructuring transactions and general commercial agreements.  Ben works with clients in a broad array of industries, and has extensive experience working with media, entertainment and technology companies.

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.

Orin Snyder, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Trial Practice Group, 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.