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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Media and Entertainment Litigation

Leopold, Petrich & Smith brings unmatched experience to entertainment and media lawsuits. Industry leaders depend upon our attorneys for authoritative representation in the increasingly complex fields governing content.

Our clients include major motion picture studios, television networks, production companies, award-winning newspapers, magazines and publishers, as well as Internet content providers, record companies, and creative individuals throughout the media and entertainment fields. We litigate nationally, in federal and state courts, at all levels.

The firm’s practice is particularly distinguished in copyright and trademark, First Amendment, defamation, privacy, rights of publicity, and state law governing the protection of ideas. Our work extends to the forefront of trends in new media, including Internet contracts and licensing, user-generated content, Safe Harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Communications Decency Act, cyber-squatting, digital advertising, and counter-piracy.