Mr. Reynolds specializes in entertainment-related disputes and complex business litigation. He has substantial trial, arbitration and appellate experience. He has been widely quoted in the media as an authority on intellectual property and entertainment disputes.
Mr. Reynolds began his career as an associate at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where he focused upon disputes relating to the motion picture and television industries. Mr. Reynolds represented various studios in lawsuits involving distribution rights, merchandising and licensing rights, profit participation and other accounting issues, contractual disputes, and intellectual property disputes.
In 2006, Mr. Reynolds decided to change from primarily studio representation to talent side representation. He joined Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP in August 2006 and since that time, has represented numerous celebrity clients such as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Robert Duvall, Kate Hudson, Reggie Bush, the Kardashian Family, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Billy Blanks, Danny DeVito, Paris Hilton, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and the Estate of Bradley Nowell. Mr. Reynolds has also represented numerous independent entertainment and media companies while at Kinsella Weitzman, including Media Rights Capital and Bell-Phillip Television Productions.
Honors & Awards
“Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2006 – 2008, 2013).
Publications & Speaking Engagements
“A Guide to the Laws of Selling Celebrity Sex Tapes: Why Kendra Must Have Consented,” Huffington Post, July 2, 2010.
“Defending Boilerplate,” Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2008.
“Attorney Liability for Reliance on Client Statements,” Los Angeles County Bar Update, April 2007.
“Hollywood Lesson on Cooperation vs. Conflict of Interest,” Los Angeles County Bar Update, December 9, 2006.
“Court Shouldn’t Have Tossed Novelist DA Off Case,” Daily Journal, October 26, 2006.
“Proposed Changes in Conduct Rules Need Lawyers’ Comments,” Daily Journal, September 21, 2006.
“Make Sure Contractual Limits On Liability Are Enforceable,” Daily Journal, August 25, 2005.
“Judge’s ruling a victory for documentarians,” Variety, February 22, 2013.
“Superman Heirs, DC Comics Appeal Copyright Case,” Bloomberg News, November 5, 2012.
“Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube,” Associated Press, September 21, 2012.
“Postmortem publicity fights rise,” Daily Journal, September 20, 2012.
“Tupac Hologram Leads The Way For Digital Resurrections Of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe,” Associated Press, August 21, 2012.
“Can A Sequel Undermine a Classic Film?,” Daily Variety, July 20, 2012.
“The legal stickiness of remakes,” Daily Journal, May 8, 2012.
“Justices Pick Arbitration for Fee Dispute,” Daily Journal, February 21, 2008.
“Rulings change talent managing game,” The National Law Journal, March 3, 2008.