Monday, March 26
12:30 - 2:00 pm
250 Joralemon Street
By invitation only.
Representing Celebrities in High Profile Entertainment Litigation: Cases in the Headlines
About the Lecture
Representing celebrities in headline-grabbing legal disputes requires creativity and legal acumen. The scope of disputes is broad: multi-million-dollar contract disputes, phony tabloid romance stories, overzealous paparazzi, just to name a few.
This lecture by Martin D. Singer, BLS Class of 1977, will cover some of Singer’s high-profile celebrity matters, including Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” lawsuit and “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini’s lawsuit against HBO. Singer, a founding member of Lavely & Singer P.C., has represented numerous Fortune 500 and Forbes 400 clients and is most well-known for representing actors, recording artists, writers, directors, and athletes in lawsuits as high profile as they are high stakes. His A-list clients have included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson, Harrison Ford, Celine Dion, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Carrey, Stevie Wonder, Demi Moore, and many others.
Singer’s talents are widely recognized by the legal community. He is regularly listed among the Top 100 Attorneys in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, was named by Chambers USA as one of the Best Lawyers in America and the Star Individual Attorney for Media & Entertainment Litigation in California. He has been a mainstay on Super Lawyers’ annual Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2004. In a recent feature on the front page of the Sunday Business Section, The New York Times called Singer a “guard dog to the stars (legally speaking).”