(LOS ANGELES—Nov. 18, 2015) The Daily Journal has named Patricia Glaser to its 2015 list of the 50 leading entertainment attorneys in the entire state of California. This is the second year that the Daily Journal has published its list and special section, “California’s Top Entertainment Lawyers” which identifies the key dealmakers and litigators in the entertainment industry. The Daily Journal noted that the list aims to honor attorney achievements in the field of entertainment law.
The publication’s profile of Ms. Glaser highlighted two recent matters: Ms. Glaser’s representation of entertainment company Sweetpea in its lawsuit against Hasbro over “Dungeons & Dragons” sequel rights. “It’s a huge win-win for everybody,” Ms. Glaser told the Daily Journal, “the lawsuit was expensive for everyone, but sometimes it takes lawsuits to rattle people’s cages enough to make a good business deal.” The Daily Journal also spotlighted Ms. Glaser’s work in securing a complete dismissal of a case for an entertainment executive falsely accused of sexual assault. In a subsequent malicious prosecution countersuit, two of three defendants settled with Ms. Glaser’s client, paid monetary damages and provided a written apology to him. The suit against the third defendant, which includes claims for abuse of process, malicious prosecution, defamation and various related claims, is still ongoing.
Ms. Glaser also told the Daily Journal that her entertainment litigation practice flourishes because of strong business relationships. “We’ve developed relationships with studios and independent production companies so they call us before litigation,” said Ms. Glaser, “so we can figure out how to solve a problem before it gets to that point.”
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Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP is a full service law firm in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1988, the Firm’s clientele includes a diverse mix of international, national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs.