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Five KWIKA Attorneys Named to Variety’s 2020 “Legal Impact Report”

The firm is pleased to note that partners Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Michael Kump, Shawn Holley, and Suann MacIsaac were selected for inclusion in Variety’s coveted “Legal Impact Report” for 2020. Read the full article

Mike Kump Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” List

The firm is pleased to announce that Mike Kump has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2020. Read the full article

Jonathan Steinsapir Speaks to Billboard on Concert Venues and COVID-19 Liability

Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in Claudia Rosenbaum’s Billboard article “Concert Venues Are Reopening Across America. Could Lawsuits Follow?” Read the full article

Four from KWIKA named Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” and make “Up-and-Coming″ lists for 2020

KWIKA is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys were named Southern California “Rising Stars” for 2020 by Super Lawyers magazine and were named on the “Top 100” list. Read the full article

KWIKA Prevails as Appeals Court Hands Michael Jackson Estate Huge Win

The Estate of Michael Jackson, represented by KWIKA’s Howard Weitzman, Jonathan Steinsapir and Zachary Elsea scored a total victory in Quincy Jones v. MJJ Productions, Inc. when an appeals court reversed a $9.4 million 2017 verdict regarding royalties from Michael Jackson projects, including This Is It and rejecting every single argument Jones pressed on appeal. Read the full article

Seiden v. Bernstein Named one of “California’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2019”

Dale Kinsella and Amber Melius' victory in Seiden v. Bernstein was named one of California's top verdicts of 2019 by Top Verdict magazine. Read the full article

Prestigious Chambers USA 2020 Guide Recognizes KWIKA and Attorneys Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, and Kump

Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, and four of its founding partners—Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser and Michael Kump—have been recognized by the prestigious ranking organization, Chambers, as among the top law firms and legal practitioners in the country in the field of Media and Entertainment Litigation. The Chambers Guides are considered the most authoritative in the legal profession due to a rigorous peer-review process involving over 150 full-time editors and researchers. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now ... Read the full article

Shawn Holley and Suann MacIsaac Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Women Attorneys”

The firm is pleased to announce that Shawn Holley and Suann MacIsaac have been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the “Top Women Attorneys” for 2020. Read the full article

AMC’s Motion for Summary Judgment Denied – “The Walking Dead” Trial to Start in November 2020

In the latest development in the profit participation battle between plaintiffs Frank Darabont & CAA and defendant AMC, Judge Joel M. Cohen denied AMC’s motion for summary judgment, AMC’s last attempt to dismiss this matter before it goes to trial this Fall. The litigation began in 2013, when Darabont and CAA sued AMC, claiming they were owed hundreds of millions in profits. The primary claims in the 2013 action relate to AMC’s self-dealing and artificial reduction of the license fees as well as AMC’s refusal to compensate Darabont with regard to spinoffs. A second lawsuit, file... Read the full article

Jon Steinsapir Quoted in Playboy on Right of Publicity

Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in James Trew’s Playboy article “A Sex Doll Stole My Identity.” Read the full article