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Paul Hastings Grows in California with Leading Entertainment Litigator

March 03, 2020

Century City, CA — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Steven Marenberg, a top media and entertainment litigator, has joined the firm as partner and Chair of its Entertainment and Media Litigation Group.  He will be joined by Josh Gordon, who joins as of counsel. Marenberg and Gordon will be based in the firm’s Century City office.

“The entertainment and media industry continues to undergo a substantial shift, and our clients are demanding the counsel of industry veterans to help them navigate the new paradigm,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “Steve is one of the top litigators in the entertainment and media industry, and his decades of experience compliment Paul Hastings’ leading Entertainment and Media practice and will bring immediate benefits to our clients across the globe,” he added.

“I have been impressed with Paul Hastings’ growth in entertainment and media – both here in the United States as well as internationally,” said Marenberg. “I am looking forward to combining my media and entertainment litigation practice with the firm’s entertainment and media transactional work, and working with lawyers across the firm to build on Paul Hastings’ strong global footprint,” he added.

Steve Marenberg
Marenberg represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, with a particular concentration in the areas of entertainment, antitrust, intellectual property and complex business litigation.  He has a strong track record of representing studios, networks, production companies, digital media companies and talent agencies in the entertainment space.  His clients include Warner Bros., HBO, the Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal Media, and Legendary Entertainment, among others.  Currently, Marenberg represents United Talent Agency in the high-profile dispute between the major talent agencies and the Writers Guild of America concerning UTA’s and the other agencies’ “packaging” business practices.  Among other recognitions, Mr. Marenberg , is ranked in Band 1 for Media & Entertainment:  Litigation – California by Chambers and has been recognized as an industry-leading litigator in Variety’s Impact list and has been named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers list every year since its inception. Marenberg brings significant expertise in an array of sophisticated disputes including profit participation, antitrust and business tort matters, class actions, and trade secrets. 

Josh Gordon
Gordon counsels both individuals and corporations in a variety of intellectual property and other commercial disputes. His practice spans various industries, including media & entertainment, technology and life sciences. He has experience in both state and federal court, as well as in mediations, arbitrations and before a federal administrative commission. Gordon and his colleagues have secured key rulings on motion practice and appellate review, arbitration victories, multimillion-dollar settlements and the release of all claims against their clients prior to and after trial.

Marenberg and Gordon join on the heels of Christopher Austin, a preeminent capital markets and Fintech lawyer, Christopher Austin, who joined Paul Hastings in New York, and the recent addition of bi-coastal Finance and Restructuring partner duo, Justin Rawlins and Phil Ratner, who joined in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.   

Paul Hastings’ Entertainment and Media practice is recognized as among the most notable in the market by Chambers and Partners and are routinely recognized as among the most influential in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. The firm established an Entertainment and Media practice and opened an office in Century City, the business hub of Los Angeles’ thriving entertainment and media industry in March 2018. In November 2019, the firm expanded Entertainment and Media capabilities with the launch of a European-based team that advises production, distribution and media companies and financial institutions, funds and high net-worth investors in Europe and Asia as well as US based clients on cross-border entertainment and media transactions in these regions. The firm’s global interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of the market, with savvy, deeply experienced advisors who work closely with clients to develop innovative solutions for financing, corporate, capital, and distribution and cross border transaction matters. Paul Hastings also provides a full breadth of talent representation in film, television and digital media.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.