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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 entertainment industry. Read the full article

Larry Iser Speaks to Copyright Society

On September 9th Managing Partner Larry Iser participated in a panel for the Los Angeles Copyright Society on music and political campaigns entitled “Red, White and Blues.” Read the full article

Larry Iser Quoted in Vanguard Feature on Roland Corporation’s GC Jun Yamato

Larry Iser was recently quoted in Jason Pafundi’s Vanguard article "Jun Yamato – Roland Corporation US,” which details the storied career of Jun Yamato, Vice President and General Counsel at Roland Corporation U.S. The article also mentions some of Yamato’s past partnerships with Iser, who teamed up in the late 1990s to obtain and enforce copyright protection for sound recordings in Roland’s Sound Canvas MIDI sound module. Iser partnered with Yamato again in 2006 to stop a competitor from ripping off a Roland line. Iser speaks highly of Yamato and the cases they worked on together... Read the full article

Michael Kump Named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Intellectual Property”

KWIKA is proud to announce that partner Michael Kump has been named 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Los Angeles Area in the specialty of “Litigation - Intellectual Property” by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Read the full article

Eleven KWIKA Attorneys Named 2021 “Best Lawyers;” One Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch”

Partners Zachary Elsea, Chad Fitzgerald, Shawn Holley, Lawrence Iser, Dale Kinsella, Gregory Korn, Michael Kump, Suann MacIsaac, Nick Soltman, Kristen Spanier, and Howard Weitzman have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal profession. Read the full article

Larry Iser Appears on The Star Podcast “This Matters”

Larry Iser was recently a featured guest on an episode of The Toronto Star’s podcast “This Matters.” Larry spoke to host Raju Mudhar about Neil Young’s lawsuit against Donald Trump, as well as other cases of politicians using songs in political campaigns without permission. Larry explained what recourse the artists might have in these situations, including making public statements, sending cease & desist letters, and filing lawsuits. The full podcast can be listened to below. Can Neil Young stop Trump from ‘Rockin’ in the Free World?’ ... Read the full article

Katherine Kleindienst Named to Daily Journal’s 2020 “Top 40 Under 40”

The firm is pleased to announce that Katherine Kleindienst has been selected for inclusion by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal on its 2020 “Top 40 Under 40” list. Read the full article

Larry Iser Speaks Extensively to Media on Neil Young’s Lawsuit Over Political Campaign Songs

KWIKA Managing Partner Larry Iser was recently quoted in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Billboard, Deadline, Variety and Forbes on musician Neil Young’s high-profile lawsuit against Donald Trump over the use of his songs at political campaign rallies. Read the full article

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser Named to Billboard’s 2020 “Top Music Lawyers”

The firm would like to congratulate Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser for being selected to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2020. Billboard highlighted Weitzman’s work with Michael Jackson’s estate and his representation of clients including Justin Bieber, Ivan Reitman, and Chuck Lorre. The publication noted Larry’s representation of producer/songwriters Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman in their action against Lizzo over credit and royalties for her single “Truth Hurts.” Billboard also mentions that Larry obtained a dismissal... Read the full article

Aaron Liskin Appointed to Youth Emerging Stronger Board of Directors

The firm is pleased to announce that partner Aaron Liskin was recently appointed to the Youth Emerging Stronger (YES) Board of Directors. YES serves local 12-24 year old youth who are experiencing homelessness, and offers them educational and enrichment programs and services to teach independent living skills. YES provides necessary resources for those at risk to lead productive lives.   To read YES' press release announcing Aaron's appointment, click here.... Read the full article