Bertram Fields

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Examples of Entertainment Experience

  • Represented MGM against Disney in terminating Disney’s rights to use MGM name outside the U.S.
  • Represented Paramount in its appeal of the now famous Buchwald decision, successfully defended Paramount against the Garrison antitrust class action and in other civil litigations
  • Represented Twentieth Century Fox in numerous cases including defense of Disney antitrust litigation and Polygram soundtrack litigation, both successfully concluded
  • Represented Jeffrey Katzenberg in landmark action against Disney
  • Obtained multi-million dollar judgment for George Harrison against his former business manager
  • Represented Subafilms, Ltd. and the Hearst Corporation in a successful copyright action against United Artists and Warner Brothers, obtained damages and an injunction
  • Successfully represented Atlantic Records, Interscope Records, Sony Music and other record companies in music litigation
  • Represented the producer and director of "The Last Emperor" in a successful contract action against Hemdale Film Corporation
  • Represented DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg in defeating application for an injunction against exhibition of “Amistad”
  • Represented Tom Cruise in various actions including an action against Philips for unauthorized use of Cruise’s name and likeness in television advertising
  • Represented Warren Beatty in an arbitration to enjoin ABC and Paramount against cutting "Reds" for television exhibition. A permanent injunction was issued against ABC and Paramount
  • Represented The Beatles in an action against the producers of "Beatlemania" for invasion of publicity rights in performance, name and likeness; the case was tried in a six-week trial in which a precedent-shattering injunction and multi-million dollar judgment was awarded to the Beatles
  • Represented Mario Puzo in obtaining an injunction against Warner Brothers paying any "Superman" proceeds out of the country to the producer of the film; successfully collected Puzo’s gross participation plus attorneys’ fees
  • Represented Michael Flatley in persuading the California Supreme court that a lawyer who threatened to sue Mr. Flatley was guilty of civil extortion
  • Represented Brad Grey, Chairman of Paramount, in defeating claim of producer/writer
  • Represented boxer Oscar De La Hoya in successful federal litigation against Top Rank
  • Represented Latin American satellite company in complex arbitration against News Corp.