Clients & Industries

LP&S has served a variety of industries in litigation, clearance, and counseling capacities,
with particular emphasis in:

  • Motion Pictures;
  • Television;
  • Music;
  • News and Magazines;
  • Journalism;
  • Information and Entertainment Websites;
  • Publishing;
  • Live Stage; and
  • Digital Media.

The firm’s clients include:

  • Studios;
  • Writers;
  • Directors;
  • Producers;
  • Publishers;
  • Financiers;
  • Distributors;
  • Insurers;
  • Merchandise producers and licensors;
  • Completion bond companies;
  • Executives; and
  • Other creative individuals in these industries.

Over the last 40 years, LP&S has represented, among others, in intellectual property/First Amendment litigation:

The following studios:

  • DreamWorks Animation;
  • DreamWorks SKG;
  • MGM;
  • NBC Universal Studios;
  • New Line Cinema;
  • New Regency Films;
  • Paramount Pictures;
  • Sony/Columbia/Screen Gems;
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.;
  • United Artists;
  • The Walt Disney Company;

The following networks:

  • ABC;
  • A&E Television Network;
  • CBS;
  • Fox;
  • NBC;
  • Spanish International Network;
  • Televisa;
  • Univisa;

The following production companies:

  • Amblin;
  • Ambush Entertainment;
  • Cannon Films;
  • Cinergi;
  • Columbia Tri-Star Television;
  • Cosgrove/Meurer Productions;
  • DeLaurentiis;
  • dick clark productions;
  • KHJ Radio and TV Stations (while owned by RKO);
  • Landsberg Productions;
  • Lions Gate Films;
  • Mandeville Films;
  • Multimedia Entertainment;
  • New Line Productions;
  • New Regency Productions;
  • Paradise Productions;
  • Reveille;
  • Rocket Science Laboratories;
  • Shadowmachine;
  • Steven Bochco Productions;
  • Stephen J. Cannel Productions;
  • TCA Television Corporation (Abbott & Costello);
  • Tri-Crown Productions;
  • Viacom;
  • Working Title;

The following publications and publishers:

  • Buzz Magazine;
  • Daily Racing Form;
  • Dove Audio, Inc.;
  • Harper Collins Publishers;
  • Harris Publications, Inc. d/b/a King Magazine;
  • Horse & Rider Magazine;
  • National Enquirer;
  • News of the World;
  • New York Magazine;
  • Parachute Press;
  • Penthouse Magazine;
  • Primedia;
  • Putnam/Berkley Publishers;
  • The Star;
  • Ward Productions;

The following music companies:

  • Arista;
  • BMG;
  • EMI;
  • Capitol Records, Inc.;
  • Giant Records;
  • Jobete Music Co., Inc.;
  • MCA Music Publishing;
  • MCA Records;
  • Motown Record Corporation;
  • Universal Music Group;
  • Virgin Records America, Inc.

LP&S has represented these clients with respect to the following legal issues, among others:

  • breach of confidence/confidential relationships;
  • commercial appropriation of name/likeness/right of publicity;
  • common law/statutory unfair competition;
  • conversion;
  • copyright infringement;
  • express contract;
  • implied-in-fact contract;
  • interference with contracts;
  • invasion of privacy;
  • libel;
  • quasi-contract;
  • right of publicity;
  • slander;
  • trademark dilution;
  • trade secrets misappropriation;
  • trademark/service mark infringement;
  • unjust enrichment;

Since the early 1970's, LP&S has been extensively involved in media-related insurance (e.g., media special perils, advertising injury, E&O, etc.) and has actively participated in the drafting of certain of the policy provisions that are currently used in the industry.

Over the last 40 years, LP&S has also rendered services to (i.e., advice on coverage matters) and/or on behalf of (defending insureds) the following insurance entities:

  • Aon Entertainment Ltd.;
  • Aetna;
  • ANGA London;
  • AON London;
  • AXIS PRO (formerly Media/Professional Insurance);
  • Brown Insurance Agency;
  • CNA;
  • Chartis (formerly AIG);
  • Chubb;
  • Chubb/Pacific Indemnity Co.;
  • Crawley Warren & Co.;
  • Employers Reinsurance Corp.;
  • Employers Insurance of Wausau;
  • Entertainment Risk Insurance Agency;
  • Fireman's Fund;
  • GAN Canada;
  • Gerling America Insurance;
  • Golden Eagle Insurance Company;
  • Gulf Insurance Group;
  • Harbor Underwriters, Inc.;
  • Hiscox;
  • ITT Hartford;
  • K & K Insurance Brokers Ltd.;
  • K & K Insurance Group;
  • Kemper National Insurance;
  • Lloyd's of London;
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.;
  • Near North Insurance;
  • Pacific Indemnity Company;
  • Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers;
  • Reliance National;
  • Robert L. Shapiro Insurance;
  • SCPIE (Southern California Physicians Insurance Exchange);
  • SLE Worldwide Ltd. (AON London);
  • Safeco Insurance Companies;
  • Scottsdale Insurance Co.;
  • Simcoe Erie Group;
  • St. Paul/Travelers;
  • Sunrise Insurance Services;
  • TIG Insurance (Transamerica Insurance Group); and
  • Truman Van Dyke Company.