Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Civil Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Media and First Amendment 

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, 1992, J.D.
    • With Honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1989, B.A.
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

  

Admissions

  • California, 1992

  

Contact

2049 Century Park East
Suite 3110
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Email:
Phone: 310-277-3333
Fax: 310-277-7444
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Of Counsel

Loralee Sundra

Ms. Sundra specializes in Media & First Amendment Law, Intellectual Property issues, and Civil Litigation.

Ms. Sundra also regularly counsels clients on domestic and international copyright, trademark, licensing and other entertainment, media, publishing and Internet-related matters.

She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, with honors, and graduated summa cum laude with a dual B.A. degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Experience:

  • United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division, REED MARTIN v. VIVENDI UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, FOCUS FEATURES, LLC, JAMES JARMUSCH, GLENN RIGBERG, Case No. CV96-1684 RSWL (JWJx).  September 2007:  Assisted at trial where we obtained a defense verdict and dismissal of a copyright and idea theft lawsuit regarding the motion picture Broken Flowers filed against the writer/director Jim Jarmusch, Universal Studios, Focus Features, and producer Glenn Rigberg.
  • United States District Court, E.D. Texas, DONNA WEST V. TYLER PERRY, LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT, TYLER PERRY COMPANY, Case No. 2:07cv200 (E.D.Tex. Dec. 9, 2008) (Davis, J.) December 2009: Assisted at trial where we obtained a jury verdict in favor of defendants (Tyler Perry, Lions Gate Entertainment, Tyler Perry Company) in a copyright infringement lawsuit over Tyler Perry's movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, CORBELLO V. DEVITO, ET AL., Case No. 08-CV-00867-RCJ-PAL.  October 2008-June 2017: Assisted in all phases of a nearly decade-long case in which we obtained summary judgment for Frankie Valli and the other creators of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement and an accounting based on a theory that defendants became co-copyright owners of a biographical manuscript about a former Four Seasons member.  Corbello v. DeVito, et al., 832 F.Supp.2d 1231 (D.Nev. 2011); 844 F.Supp.2d 1136 (D.Nev. 2012).  Following the Ninth Circuit's reversal of summary judgment and remand to trial, the jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, and we filed a post-trial Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, which the Court granted as to all remaining defendants on a finding of "fair use" as a matter of law (2017 WL 2587924 (D.Nev. 2017)).

Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1992 – 2018, Member