Steven Stein

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Representative Experience

Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Experience

  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in federal court concerning defamation and other claims filed by actor against prominent media organization
  • Prevailed before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on case for prominent media organization sued by politician for wiretapping
  • Represented event production company in federal lawsuit concerning high-profile charitable event
  • Represented production company in lawsuit concerning the financing of a groundbreaking feature film
  • Prevailed on anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of global media company
  • Successfully opposed anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of music manager
  • Defended prominent media organizations and other companies from dozens of copyright and trademark infringement claims
  • Attended to issues relating to social media posts for prominent media organization and other companies

Trial and Arbitration Experience

  • Tried high-profile, high-net-worth dissolution proceeding
  • Tried before a jury dispute concerning the development of a five-star hotel
  • Arbitrated rights dispute over feature film for production company
  • Part of trial team that obtained ruling allowing client to sell the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Part of trial team that obtained favorable verdict for construction manager accused of wrongdoing

Appellate Experience

  • Authored briefs obtaining Ninth Circuit reversal of false advertising judgment against manufacturer
  • Part of team that obtained Ninth Circuit reversal of $23 million verdict against public school district
  • Part of team that obtained Ninth Circuit affirmance of anti-SLAPP ruling for public school district

Cannabis-Related Litigation and Advice

  • Litigated dispute concerning ownership of cannabis company
  • Advised major brand on groundbreaking licensing deal in cannabis space
  • Advised prominent media company on cannabis-related licensing issues
  • Advised prominent video game and e-sports company on CBD-related issues