KWIKA News

Stay up-to-date with all the recent developments from the firm and read the perspectives offered by our attorneys on a variety of legal topics.

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 from Heaven (TFH)....

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 law in the context of ......

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’ case as the ultimate explainer. ......

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” recognizes the top lawyers in ......

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 the most acclaimed of their ......

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 the legal profession, “Super Lawyers” ......

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 many were expecting Disney to ......

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 his behalf. He specifically discussed ......

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 were appointed on November 13, ......

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 practice areas of Entertainment Law ......

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 new Borat sequel....