Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Akin Gump’s broad entertainment and media industry practice features a full range of litigation services, including state and federal trial and appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Our clients include major motion picture studios, television and cable networks, record labels, music venues, video retail chains and others. Our lawyers provide advice and advocacy in connection with all issues affecting the entertainment industry, such as profit participation disputes, public policy, tax concerns, copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity, piracy, antitrust, and employment and labor matters, including advice in union and guild issues, unfair competition claims, defamation and First Amendment issues, class actions, distribution rights, broadcast content, vertical integration and idea submission issues.