Charles Harder specializes in media, defamation, reputation protection, privacy, intellectual property and business litigation. He was named California Lawyer of the Year in Media in 2017, and listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in California, Top 100 “Power Lawyers” in America, and a Super Lawyer. He edits the law treatise Entertainment Law & Litigation (2011-18). In 2016, Mr. Harder won a $140 million jury verdict for client Hulk Hogan; in 2017, he won a multi-million dollar settlement for client First Lady Melania Trump; and in 2018, he won dismissal of a lawsuit by Stormy Daniels with an attorneys’ fees award, for client President Trump.
Jeffrey Abrams, the firm’s Managing Partner, specializes in entertainment, intellectual property, reputation protection and business-related litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Abrams also acts as outside general counsel to a range of corporate and business clients and as a legal advisor to celebrity estates, high-profile personalities and intellectual property owners regarding merchandise, licensing, motion picture, television, and internet/social media related issues.
Ryan Stonerock is a partner of the firm and specializes in media, entertainment, reputation protections, intellectual property and business litigation. He was named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2013-2017 and has served as lead counsel to clients in all aspects of state and federal court litigation.
Tony Harwood has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer in a wide range of business and securities related-disputes. His clients have included large multinational corporations, multi-billion dollar investment funds, law firm partnerships, technology companies, entertainment companies and entertainers, small businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, real estate brokers and executives in the finance, technology, advertising and publishing industries.
Lan Vu practices media, entertainment, reputation protection, intellectual property and business litigation. She has been ranked one of the “Top Women Attorneys” by Southern California Super Lawyers, and a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by the same organization, in 2012-2017. She has handled numerous high profile lawsuits including several large-scale profit participation claims, idea theft claims, class actions, and wiretapping cases.
Jordan Susman practices media, entertainment, reputation protection, intellectual property and business litigation. He was selected as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2013-2016, and a Super Lawyer in 2017. He has handled all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration from intake through successful jury verdicts in state and federal court.
Margo Arnold represents clients in entertainment, intellectual property, defamation, and privacy litigation in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and mediations. She has handled high profile defamation matters at both the trial and appellate level and recently prevailed on affirming an Anti-SLAPP ruling at the California Court of Appeal.
Ted Nguyen practices entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on protecting the firm’s clients from online infringers and defamers, with a specialty in privacy and copyright law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.