Robert Klieger > Hueston Hennigan LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hueston Hennigan LLP
United States




Robert N. Klieger has earned a national reputation as a go-to litigator and trusted advisor to media and entertainment clients.

Mr. Klieger resolves high-stakes disputes for clients in the film, television, and video game industries. Fortune 500 companies and leading executives alike value his exceptional courtroom skills and successful outcomes in a broad array of issues, including intellectual property, contract, profit participation, business torts, and licensing disputes. Mr. Klieger has been repeatedly named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report, The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers list, and Law360’s MVP list, and ranked by Chambers USA.

Notably, Mr. Klieger served as lead counsel for media mogul Sumner M. Redstone in one of the most dramatic and high-stakes entertainment industry showdowns in decades. The battle for control of Mr. Redstone’s $40 billion media empire played out in a series of high-profile legal proceedings in the courts of Delaware, Massachusetts, and California that were front-page news in mainstream and industry publications, including Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Variety. Through across-the-board victories in these actions, Mr. Klieger helped restore Mr. Redstone’s control of Viacom and clear the way for sweeping changes in the management and strategic direction of the company.

In addition to his litigation engagements, Mr. Klieger regularly advises film studios, broadcast and cable television networks, and video game publishers in connection with a wide variety of intellectual property, privacy, and contract issues. He is frequently consulted in connection with the negotiation and drafting of complex business transactions involving film production and financing and in connection with the production and distribution of reality television programming. Mr. Klieger has also advised high-ranking executives in connection with non-solicitation and non-competition provisions in employment agreements in the financial services and other industries.


Stanford Law School (J.D., 1997) Order of the Coif

Hamilton College (A.B., 1994, Government) summa cum laude, with Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa