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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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...

October 22, 2020

KWIKA Achieves Top Accolades in 2021 Benchmark Litigation Rankings

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The firm is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a leading “Tier 1” California entertainment law firm in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser,...

October 21, 2020

Jonathan Steinsapir Speaks to Bloomberg Law on Gorilla Glue Trade Dress Claims

Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in Kyle Jahner's Bloomberg Law article "Gorilla Glue Faces Packing Trial After 11th Cir. Revival," which discusses the newly revived claims that Gorilla Glue Co.'s GorillaWeld adhesive...

October 19, 2020

KWIKA Wins Trial for SeaWorld of Activist-Backed Lawsuit

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KWIKA’s SeaWorld team (Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier, Kat Kleindienst, and paralegal Chris Avalos) prevailed in the trial of a consumer fraud lawsuit conceived of and backed by anti-SeaWorld advocacy group...

October 16, 2020

KWIKA Prevails in Lawsuit for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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Michael Kump, Jon Steinsapir and Nick Soltman represented Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a lawsuit filed in state court in July 2020...

October 5, 2020

KWIKA’s SeaWorld Team Obtains Dismissal of Consumer Fraud Putative Class Action

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KWIKA’s SeaWorld team (Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier and Kat Kleindienst) have obtained dismissal of a consumer fraud putative class action against SeaWorld relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, filed in the...

September 23, 2020

Zachary Elsea Named to Variety’s Prestigious “Hollywood’s New Leaders” List for 2020

The firm is pleased to announce that Zachary Elsea was recently named to Variety’s annual “Hollywood’s New Leaders” list, which profiles emerging talent under the age of 40 in the...

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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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