Attorneys

CHARLES J.
HARDER

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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.

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RYAN J.
STONEROCK

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Ryan Stonerock is a partner of the firm and specializes in media, entertainment, reputation protection, 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.

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JORDAN D.
SUSMAN

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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.

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DILAN A.
ESPER

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Dilan Esper has more than 20 years of litigation experience in the areas of business, entertainment, media, First Amendment, intellectual property and false advertising law, among others.

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LAN P.
VU

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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 2012-2018. She has handled numerous high profile lawsuits including several large-scale profit participation claims, idea theft claims, class actions, and wiretapping cases.

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ANTHONY J.
HARWOOD

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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.

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STEVEN H.
FRACKMAN

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Steven Frackman practices entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation in federal and state courts.  He has handled all aspects of litigation including taking and defending depositions and serving as second-chair on a multiple-day trial.

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HENRY L.
SELF III

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Henry Self is an entertainment, media and intellectual property attorney with close to two decades of diverse experience representing musicians, actors, writers, directors, producers and other talent in a variety of transactional and litigation matters. His practice areas include contracts, rights of privacy and publicity, defamation, copyright and trademark law, among others.

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