Marvin S. Putnam > Latham & Watkins LLP > Century City, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
United States

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Marvin Putnam is a trial lawyer who offers clients an exceptional combination of litigation experience with keen insight on the entertainment industry. He has successfully represented clients ranging from individual authors and producers, to leading entertainment companies and investment banks. His accomplishments at trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, as well as internationally, have earned Mr. Putnam a reputation as a market-leading entertainment litigator. He has a demonstrated skill in handling a range of high-profile disputes, including intellectual property and business torts. Complementing his trial work, Mr. Putnam provides prepublication review for national news, variety, and talk show programs, national publications as well as film and television studios. Given his litigation skills, Mr. Putnam also often advises on complex entertainment and media transactional matters with an eye to limiting clients' potential litigation or exposure.

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

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Marvin S. Putnam Latham & Watkins LLP

Based in California with an international reach, the team at Latham & Watkins LLP consists of heavy-hitting practitioners covering the whole media and entertainment industry as evidenced by the team’s representation of Spotify against the Copyright Royalty Board in the appellate court’s vacation of the Board’s decision to increase royalty rates. Trial and appellate litigator Marvin S. Putnam leads the firm’s practice, dividing his time between Century City and Los Angeles, and additionally advises on pre-publication reviews as well as internal investigations. His Century City based colleague Jessica Stebbins Bina is an expert trial lawyer with a complementary reputation management practice, currently leading the team in its representation of Pandora Media in a class action against members of the rock band ‘The Turtles’. Also from the Century City office, Laura Washington often works alongside Putnam, recently in the representation of Miramax in cases arising out the Weinstein-related litigation, and represents her clients in complex corporate matters. Another Century City practitioner and specialist in restricting his clients exposure to litigation, Robert Ellison further handles internal investigations and cases with a high media profile, such as the firm’s work for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.