Attorney lineup

Zachary Elsea

Zachary Elsea specializes in intellectual property litigation, business litigation, copyright and trademark matters, and other commercial disputes.

Chad Fitzgerald

Chad Fitzgerald specializes in complex entertainment industry disputes as well as business and intellectual property litigation.

Shawn Holley

Shawn Holley is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation.

Lawrence Iser

Mr. Iser specializes in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, commercial, real estate and employment litigation.

Dale Kinsella

Mr. Kinsella is a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property litigation.

Katherine Kleindienst

Katherine handles a wide range of complex litigation matters, including entertainment, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation.

Gregory Korn

Gregory Korn specializes in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property litigation.

Alan Kossoff

Alan Kossoff practices civil litigation, with an emphasis in business, employment, entertainment, malpractice, and personal injury matters.

Michael Kump

Michael Kump is a problem solver who fights tenaciously to protect his clients’ valuable intellectual property and contractual rights.

Aaron Liskin

Aaron Liskin handles a wide range of complex litigation matters.

Suann MacIsaac

Suann MacIsaac specializes in entertainment, intellectual property and general business litigation.

Kate Mangels

Kate Mangels represents companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters, including white collar criminal matters.

Amber Melius

Amber Melius' areas of practice include entertainment, copyright, employment, contract and other commercial disputes.

Patricia Millett

Patricia Millett specializes in commercial and entertainment litigation.

Joshua Rosenberg

Joshua Rosenberg handles a wide range of complex litigation matters, including entertainment, intellectual property, and general business disputes.

Allen Secretov

Allen Secretov specializes in intellectual property and entertainment litigation.

Nick Soltman

Nick handles a wide range of litigation matters, including entertainment, IP, general commercial litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

Kristen Spanier

Kristen Spanier handles litigation matters in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, and general business law.

Jonathan Steinsapir

Jonathan Steinsapir’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation matters.

Howard Weitzman

Howard Weitzman’s clients have included every major motion picture studio; talent agencies; and many high-profile individuals.

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February 26, 2021

KWIKA’S Mattel Team Wins on Appeal of Dismissed Idea Submission Case

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KWIKA’s Mattel team (Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier and Patricia Millett) have prevailed on the appeal from the dismissal by the Los Angeles Superior Court of an idea submission case brought by toy inventor Technology...

February 19, 2021

Gregory Korn Quoted in Bloomberg Copyright and Implied Contracts Article

Gregory Korn was recently quoted in Kyle Jahner’s Bloomberg Law article “‘Inside Out’ Case Shows Gray Area Between Inspired, Swiped.” The piece covers copyright law and breach of implied contract...

February 17, 2021

Allen Secretov Writes on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship for The Hollywood Reporter

Allen Secretov’s guest column “What ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Doesn’t Really Answer” appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. The piece brings attention to an opaque area of law, conservatorships, using Britney Spears’...

January 28, 2021

Larry Iser and Suann MacIsaac Named to 2021 Super Lawyers ‘Top’ Lists

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KWIKA is pleased to note that two of its attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers‘ annual “Top” lists for 2021. As noted on its website, each year, “Super Lawyers”...

January 28, 2021

Michael Kump Inducted into the 2021 Lawdragon Hall of Fame

The firm is pleased to announce that Michael Kump has been inducted into the 2021 edition of Lawdragon‘s “500 Hall of Fame.” The exclusive list includes lawyers who are “among...

January 21, 2021

14 KWIKA Attorneys Named 2021 “Super Lawyers”

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KWIKA is pleased to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters. One of the most respected rating services in...

December 16, 2020

Chad Fitzgerald Speaks to TheWrap on Disney, Warner Bros. Streaming Strategies

TheWrap recently featured commentary from KWIKA partner Chad Fitzgerald in its coverage of Disney’s virtual “Investor Day” presentation, which unveiled the entertainment giant’s plans regarding content distribution for 2021. While...

December 16, 2020

Tosh.0’s Daniel Tosh Gives Shout Out to Mike Kump

During his November 24, 2020 “Tosh.0” broadcast, American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer Daniel Tosh gave thanks to the executives in his life who do work on...

December 16, 2020

KWIKA Partner David Swift Appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court

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Several news outlets covered Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent appointment of longtime KWIKA partner David Swift to the Los Angeles Superior Court. He is among 19 California superior court judges who...

November 6, 2020

KWIKA Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Law Firms Rankings

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Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump LLP has been selected for inclusion by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the 2021 list of “Best Law Firms.” The firm achieved rankings in the...

November 4, 2020

Shawn Holley Named to Daily Journal’s 2020 “Top Women Lawyers” List

The firm is proud to announce that Shawn Holley has been selected for inclusion on the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal's list of "Top Women Lawyers" for 2020....

October 23, 2020

Zachary Elsea Quoted in USA Today on Borat 2 and Rudy Giuliani

Zachary Elsea was recently asked by USA Today to comment on any possible legal recourse Rudy Giuliani could have after being featured in a compromising scene of Sacha Baron Cohen's...

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The trend today in the legal profession favors mergers and growth, “platforms and synergies” and multinational offices with many hundreds of lawyers. In 2006, we bucked this trend by opening our own civil and criminal litigation boutique.

Our clients—who run the gamut from artists, creators and entrepreneurs to publicly held corporations—understand that the outcome of litigation depends on the quality and experience of the individual lawyers fighting for you. Not on firm size, “platforms” or offices in exotic locales.

 

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