Elisabeth Moriarty has represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of Hollywood’s most significant, high-stakes entertainment disputes. She specializes in litigating high-profile matters involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, motion picture production and distribution, defamation, unfair competition, the licensing of intellectual property rights, contractual disputes across a wide range of industries and other entertainment-related conflicts.
Ms. Moriarty has particularly extensive experience litigating major profit participation matters on behalf of talent, artists and rights holders, including the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Marvel Entertainment and the rights holders to the Winnie the Pooh property. She has close, long-standing relationships with the top entertainment auditors/accountants in the field, and has unique experience navigating and interpreting complex contractual royalty provisions and convoluted participation statements.
Ms. Moriarty has also handled matters involving online and digital media, television and music rights and idea submission disputes.