The Hollywood Reporter Names Five Partners Among its 2022 Power Lawyers and Legal Legends

March 30, 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.” The profiles were published on March 30, 2022.

Theodore Boutrous has represented clients in the federal and state appellate courts throughout the nation in a wide spectrum of cases. He is recognized as a tireless advocate and leader for high-stakes and high-profile cases. As both a crisis management strategist and a seasoned appellate and media lawyer, he has extensive experience handling high-profile litigation, media relations and media legal issues.  He routinely advises clients in planning how to respond, and in responding, to crises and other especially significant legal problems that attract the media spotlight.

Kevin Masuda is Co-Chair of the firm’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group. He regularly 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 is Co-Chair of the firm’s Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group. He 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. He works with clients in a broad array of industries, and has extensive experience working with media, entertainment and technology companies.

Orin Snyder, Co-Chair of the 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.

Scott Edelman is Co-Chair of the Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group.  He has first-chaired numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations, including class actions, taking well over twenty-five to final verdict or decision. He represents multiple studios, television networks, music companies, production companies and other media-related entities.