In the News

Our cases are often in the news and, when appropriate, our lawyers comment on breaking and ongoing stories.

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, ......

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....

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 infringed the trade dress of J-B Weld Co....

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 Earth Island Institute, pending in ......

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 concerning intrusive and illegal photographs ......

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 United States District Court for the Southern District of California....

September 3, 2020

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 ......

August 19, 2020

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 ......

August 4, 2020

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....

July 27, 2020

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

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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, ......