Variety’s 2014 Legal Impact Report: The Agencies, Counsel, Lawyers and Litigators


Partner, chair of the litigation dept.
Glaser Weil

Representing Gail Berman in her split from BermanBraun, Glaser, alongside Jill Basinger, also handled legal fallout from Paula Deen’s loss of promotional partners following disclosures that she had used a racially derogatory term in the past. Glaser was also instrumental in resolving Keith Olbermann’s dispute with Current TV.

IN HER WORDS: “I am most proud of my achievements that resulted in great outcomes for my clients — including helping my friend Gail Berman separate from the entertainment company she co-founded, and representing City National Bank in its dispute with videogame makers and distributors.”

Glaser Weil

Alongside Patty Glaser, Basinger resolved Keith Olberman’s $50 million lawsuit against Current TV, and helped get favorable settlements for Food Network’s Paula Deen, who lost promotional partners after revelations she once used a racial slur.

IN HER WORDS: “It is rare to stand with a client who’s willing to fight for his rights in the face of corporate and political pressure. But that’s Keith. He’s the best.”


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