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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Insurance, Clearance and Counseling

LP&S has long represented several of the principal underwriters for the entertainment industry in matters of coverage, defense and indemnity, and is often asked to defend insureds against covered claims.

LP&S maintains a leading practice in the related field of clearance, the art of preventing costly disputes and litigation. Entertainment clearance involves the review of videos or manuscripts for plays, books, films, motion pictures, television programs and docudramas. It requires a specialized knowledge of copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, and defamation law.

For its expertise in media law, LP&S is often asked to counsel on high profile litigation, proposed legislation, and other matters of public interest. The firm’s counseling practice covers all areas of its specialization and extends to advising both traditional and new media providers on the changing territory of internet law and technology.