Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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Dismissal for BBC and UK Based Documentary Producer (2018)

February 23, 2018

In The Carsey-Werner Company, LLC v. British Broadcasting Corp., et al., LP&S successfully obtained a dismissal for a UK based documentary producer and the BBC for lack of personal jurisdiction of a claim for infringement of U.S. Copyright.  The UK produced and distributed a documentary about claims against Bill Cosby for alleged sexual assault, and used “Cosby Show” clips.   The case raised issues about geo-blocking.