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Marvin S. Putnam

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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.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Media and entertainment

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Marvin Putnam - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Media and entertainment

Joseph Calabrese heads the Century City-based department at Latham & Watkins LLP, which leverages its global footprint in handling cross-border media and entertainment deals; recent examples include advising Netflix on its acquisition of comic book publisher Millarworld and acting for EuropaCorp in multiple credit facilities, distribution agreements and picture financings. The group also acted for Anonymous Content in the sale of a minority stake to Emerson Collective, assisted Starz Entertainment with its merger with Lionsgate Entertainment, and handled AMC Networks’ acquisition of a minority stake in Funny or Die. The practice also has litigation expertise through the ‘highly regarded’ Marvin Putnam, who is representing MSG Forum in a challenge to the City of Inglewood’s plans to construct a new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers, acting for International Creative Management in an internal investigation following sexual assault claims made by a former Fox News contributor, and defending Beyoncé in copyright litigation relating to the music video for Formation. Clients praise financing specialist Nancy Bruington, transactional lawyer Christopher Brearton and the ‘brilliant’ Robert Haymer.

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