The firm is proud to announce that partner Candace Carlo has been included among Billboard‘s list of “Top Music Lawyers” for 2020. In an excerpt about Candace, Billboard highlighted her representation of Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman, and 14th Street Music.
The 2020 “Top Music Lawyers” were chosen by Billboard editors based on factors including peer, colleague, and superior nominations. In addition to nominations, editors consider the attorneys’ representation of clients with notable music industry impact. To see the full 2020 list, click here.
The firm is pleased to announce that Bob Lange, Candace Carlo and Jill Smith have been selected for inclusion in Variety’s prestigious 2020 “Legal Impact Report.” The annual list profiles the entertainment industry’s most influential attorneys, including agency, in-house counsel, transactional and litigation.
“Although some say we’re getting saturated with too many services, I believe we’re still in the upswing of a bull market for streaming,” Bob told Variety. “Cord-cutting is prevalent among the younger demographic and early adopters, but hasn’t hit older cable and satellite users yet. The amount of work we’re undertaking for clients making product for streaming services is multiplying rapidly.”
To view the report, click here.
Ken Kleinberg was recently quoted in Ryan Faughnder’s Los Angeles Times article “Coronavirus is going to make film shoots more expensive. Here’s how.” In the article, Ken discusses how on-set health and safety measures related to COVID-19, such as reducing crowding and quarantining casts and crews, will increase expenses for Hollywood productions.
“What will be costly is the whole arrangement of the process,” said Ken.
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The firm recently represented The LEGO Group in its five-year exclusive film deal with Universal Pictures. The agreement will lead to the development, production and distribution of theatrical releases based on LEGO’s intellectual property and original ideas.
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The firm is pleased to note that Candace Carlo has been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 list of “Top Women Attorneys.” The prestigious annual supplement recognized Candace for her representation of high-profile clients such as composer Hans Zimmer and Academy Award-winner Brenda Chapman.
To view the full supplement, click here.
The firm is pleased to announce that Bob Lange and Ken Kleinberg are both included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2020 “Power Lawyers” issue. Bob is listed among the top 100 “Power Lawyers” for 2020, and Ken Kleinberg is listed on the “Power Lawyers Legal Legends” honor roll. Legal Legends are those “whose impact on Hollywood is so historic and lasting they transcend the Power Lawyers list.”
To view the full Power Lawyers list, click here.
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The firm is pleased to announce that Robert Lange and Jill Smith were included on Thomson Reuters’ exclusive list of Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers. Candace Carlo and Jill Smith were also both recognized as Southern California Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.
Each year, “Super Lawyers” recognizes the top lawyers in Southern California via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Southern California lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers Top Lists. The full lists can be found here and here.
The firm is pleased to announce that Ken Kleinberg, Bob Lange, Candace Carlo, Christine Cuddy, Jill Smith and Marko Kuo were recognized as 2020 “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters. All six were named in the Entertainment & Sports category, with Ken Kleinberg additionally recognized in the Intellectual Property category.
“Super Lawyers” is a prominent rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas that honors outstanding attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations, resulting in a comprehensive list of the top 5% of attorneys in each state.
The firm is pleased to announce that Ken Kleinberg has again been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Variety500, an annual index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry. Each year, the Variety editorial board conducts extensive research to make its selections for the Variety500 list, which honors influential leaders in the entertainment business worldwide.
Variety cites Ken’s representation of high-profile clients including Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, J.K. Rowling, and Glen Keane as examples of his impactful work in media and entertainment.
To view Ken’s full profile in Variety500, click here.
Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo was recently recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2020, achieving rankings in the practice areas of Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television and Entertainment Law – Music. The firm received a Metropolitan Tier 1 designation in Los Angeles and a National Tier 2 designation for Motion Pictures & Television, as well as a National Tier 3 and Metropolitan Tier 1 designation in Los Angeles for Music.
Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as a part of the formal submission process.
According to the editors of Best Lawyers, receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.