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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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Entertainment Litigator Barry Mallen Joins Loeb & Loeb From Manatt

Emily Yukich Moves to Fox Rothschild as Corporate Partner


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Barry E. Mallen has joined Loeb & Loeb LLP’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the IP and Entertainment Litigation Practice, the firm said yesterday.

 Mallen most recently practiced in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where he was a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Entertainment Litigation group.

Mallen is the second lateral partner to join Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office in the past week, following the addition of Chelsea Grayson who joined in the firm’s Corporate Department from Jones Day.

Mickey Mayerson, managing partner of the Los Angeles office, called Mallen “a strategic addition to our firm, bringing a wide range of expertise that will further enhance our cross-practice capabilities.” The new partner “will be a great complement to our entertainment group as well as asset to our entertainment clients in the music and motion picture industries.”

Copyright Litigation

Mallen’s practice focuses on entertainment, media and copyright litigation in the areas of film, television and music. He has defended numerous lawsuits for copyright infringement as well as negotiated and litigated audit disputes in the motion picture, television, recording, publishing and merchandising industries, the firm said.

 In addition, he has litigated many cases involving breach of contract, trademark infringement and violation of the Lanham Act, handled disputes involving the rights of publicity of celebrities, and advised on so-called “seven year” issues in the recording industry, among other entertainment litigation matters. 

His clients have included Anschutz Entertainment Group, Summit Entertainment, NBC Universal, Concord Music Group, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, John Fogerty, KISS and The Rolling Stones.

“Loeb & Loeb’s nationally recognized entertainment law and intellectual property groups are the most respected in the industry,” said Mallen. “I am thrilled to bring my practice to the firm and look forward to working with such a renowned team.”

Mallen is a graduate of UCLA and McGeorge School of Law. He currently serves on the Board of Editors for the Law Journal Newsletter, Entertainment Law & Finance.

Grayson was a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group at Jones Day, and deals primarily with mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and counseling, and joint ventures and strategic alliances. She has worked with ABM/Ampco, American Greetings, Aramark, CBS TV, Emergency Communications Network, Experian, Harman International, Mandarin Oriental, MAPEI SpA and MAPEI Corporation, Mattel, Seguin Moreau, Sunkist Growers, Thales Avionics, and Universal Electronics, among other companies, the firm said.

She is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School.

Other News

In other news:

Fox Rothschild LLP said that Emily J. Yukich has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Yukich regularly counsels small to mid-sized businesses in the consumer products, clean tech, solar power, manufacturing and professional services industries on a variety of complex transactional matters, the firm said. She handles business formation, planning and restructuring and works with startups on strategy and early-stage funding as well as with existing companies on growth and acquisition financing. 

Yukich also handles mergers, acquisitions and other general commercial transactions and provides advice on corporate governance matters. She serves as outside general counsel to a number of clients, advising on day-to-day legal matters and assisting with contract negotiation, leasing and brand protection.

Additionally, Yukich advises private equity and venture capital investors on due diligence, negotiation of investment documents and other matters. Additionally, she co-chairs the Corporations Committee of the State Bar’s Business Law Section and is a past board member of the New Los Angeles Charter School, to which she currently provides pro bono legal services.

Yukich earned her law degree from USC 1999 and her B.A. from Kenyon College in 1982.

More News

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP said it has added three associates to its Entertainment, Media & Technology practice group in Century City: Harmoni Chinen, Matthew Dysart and Nina Kinch.  Chinen was previously an attorney at Fox Cable Networks, Dysart practiced most recently with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Kinch joins from Counterpoint Systems.

At Fox Cable Networks, Chinen handled technology-based agreements regarding digital services, software licenses, and advertising sales, negotiated contract terms and conditions with vendors and oversaw business deals through closing, reviewed agreements to ensure compliance with privacy and data security laws, regulations, and corporate policies, and advised marketing personnel on matters regarding legal compliance of online sweepstakes, contests and promotions.  Chinen graduated from USC and Loyola Law School.

Dysart represents lenders and production companies in film financing, production, and distribution transactions.  He has a broad range of transactional experience.  Dysart received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2008 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 2004.

At Counterpoint Systems, Kinch handled the review of all entertainment-related distribution and motion picture agreements for Hasbro Studios in connection with its implementation of Counterpoint Systems’ rights management and accounting software.  Prior to Counterpoint, Kinch worked in London for several years at Warner Bros. Entertainment and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.  Kinch received her LL.M. from UCLA School of Law in 2011 and a Masters of Laws from Uppsala University in Sweden in 1999.


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