Charles Harder specializes in defamation, reputation protection, privacy, media law, entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. In 2017, he was named California Lawyer of the Year in Media; he is listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in California by Daily Journal newspaper, and the Top 100 “Power Lawyers” in America by The Hollywood Reporter. He serves as Editor and Co-Author of the law treatise ENTERTAINMENT LAW & LITIGATION (LexisNexis 2011-17). In 2016, Mr. Harder obtained a $140 million jury verdict for his client, Hulk Hogan. In 2017, he won a multi-million dollar settlement for his client, First Lady Melania Trump.
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.
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.
Tony Harwood has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer in a wide range of business and securities related-disputes. His clients have included large multinational corporations, multi-billion dollar investment funds, law firm partnerships, technology companies, entertainment companies and entertainers, small businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, real estate brokers and executives in the finance, technology, advertising and publishing industries.
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.
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.
Margo Arnold represents clients in entertainment, intellectual property, defamation, and privacy litigation in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and mediations. She has handled high profile defamation matters at both the trial and appellate level and recently prevailed on affirming an Anti-SLAPP ruling at the California Court of Appeal.
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.
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.