Honors & Awards

  • Named to Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s “Top 100” list (2021)
  • Named to Los Angeles Business Journal list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” (2021)
  • Named L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine “Visionary” (2021)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (since 2017)
  • Listed in Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession (annually since 2017)
  • Named 2021 “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation;
  • Named “Top Music Industry Lawyer,” Billboard (2020-2021)
  • Named among “Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers,” Los Angeles Business Journal (2019)
  • Named among “Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California,” Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (2021)
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America (film, television and music)” U.S. News & World Report (annually since 2007)
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year – Entertainment Law,” Best Lawyers in America (2016)
  • Named “Intellectual Property Trailblazer,” The National Law Journal (2016)
  • Named “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal (2016)
  • Named to the “Honor Roll: Attorneys Who Helped Changed the Face of Entertainment,” (Variety)
  • Named “Power Lawyer,” The Hollywood Reporter
  • Listed in “Who’s Who in L.A. Law,” Los Angeles Business Journal 
  • Named “Super Lawyer,” Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (annually since 2004)

Education

  • University of Michigan (B.A. 1976)
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D. 1980)

Larry Iser is the Managing Partner of KWIKH. He counsels and litigates on behalf of clients in the areas of intellectual property, music and entertainment, commercial (including the defense of nationwide class-action lawsuits), contracts and licensing, real estate, and employment. Larry handles complex, high-profile matters around the country for leading companies including Mattel, SeaWorld, Roland and Kinetic Content, and has earned a national reputation for resolving disputes in the music industry, negotiating and litigating on behalf of iconic artists and entities recently including Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Byrne, Richard Carpenter, Apple Music, Spotify, Warner/Chappell and StubHub.

Larry is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, listed annually in Chambers USA, the preeminent guide to the legal profession, and since 2007 in U.S. News & World Report’s “The Best Lawyers in America.” Larry has most recognized been recognized as a “Litigation Star” in the 2021 issue of Benchmark Litigation, a Billboard “Top Music Industry Lawyer” in 2020 and 2021, a 2021 business of law “Visionary” by the Los Angeles Times, a “2021 Leader of Influence – Litigators and Trial Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and a “Lawyer of the Year – Entertainment Law” by Best Lawyers in America (2016). That same year, The National Law Journal named Larry an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer,” and the Daily Journal named him to its “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California.” Other accolades include being named a “Power Lawyer” by The Hollywood Reporter, making Variety’s inaugural “Honor Roll: Attorneys Who Helped Changed the Face of Entertainment,” and the Los Angeles Business Journal listing Larry in “Who’s Who in L.A. Law.” Larry’s exploits in the music business were profiled in the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, in which Larry also was ranked one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California.

Larry teaches intellectual property and rights clearance issues to aspiring content producers at the University of Southern California (Stark Program).


Representative Matters

Intellectual Property: Larry counsels clients and litigates on their behalf at the intersection of intellectual property and content creation, including copyrights and trademarks; patents; unfair competition; the right of publicity; defamation; clearances and fair-use analysis for films, plays, music and products; and the licensing of intellectual property rights.

Recent Representative Matters in Intellectual Property:

  • Larry counsels and litigates on behalf of Mattel, Inc. in a variety of intellectual property matters, including providing clearances for the Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, and American Girl® brands;
  • Larry and his team prevailed on the appeal from the dismissal by the Los Angeles Superior Court of an idea submission case brought against Mattel by toy inventor Technology from Heaven (TFH). TFH claimed that Mattel had misappropriated its idea for Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll to fly by standing on a drone. In 2019, KWIKH obtained dismissal of the case in the trial court by successfully arguing that under applicable New York law, TFH’s idea lacked the novelty required to support an implied contract for Mattel to pay TFH for the idea. On February 26, 2021, the California Court of Appeal issued its Opinion affirming the dismissal.
  • Larry and his team obtained summary judgment against a writer who claimed to own (and sought to recapture) a copyright interest in Mattel’s Masters of the Universe franchise, thereby paving the way for the development of new live action and animated content including the 2021 Netflix animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
  • Larry and his team recently resolved a lawsuit pending in federal court in the Central District of Florida arising from a cross-licensing dispute concerning monster trucks.
  • Larry handled trademark opposition proceedings concerning the Motown Metal line of Hot Wheels® cars.
  • Larry counsels and litigates on behalf of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, which operates 11 U.S. theme parks, including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, on a number of intellectual property issues, recently including the defense of a complex trademark infringement lawsuit concerning SeaWorld’s Aquatica water parks. After defeating the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction, and filing a motion for summary judgment, the case was settled at mediation, and SeaWorld now owns the registered trademark AQUATICA and the URL aquatica.com.
  • Larry and his team represent an artist in a dispute with OpenSea concerning the marketing of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) of the artist’s work.
  • Larry defended actor Jason Patric in an injunction proceeding seeking to bar Mr. Patric from using his son’s name in connection with Patric’s parental alienation support group, “Stand Up For Gus.” Relying on the First Amendment, Mr. Iser persuaded the Court to deny the requested injunction.
  • Larry successfully represented an Internet marketing company against claims by Intel Corp. that the marketing company was infringing Intel’s trademarks.
  • Larry has long served as United States copyright counsel for Roland Corporation. Larry leads a KWIKH team handling a wide variety of intellectual property issues, recently assisting Roland in responding to an offshore company that created phony Roland websites.
  • Larry and his KWIKH colleagues represented Roland DGA Corporation, the world’s leader in integrated printer/cutters for sign-making in the durable graphics market, in complex patent litigation pending in the District of Connecticut concerning a patent for print/cut technology for sign-making.
  • Larry represented Roland in a patent infringement action in the patent “rocket docket” of the Eastern District of Texas, securing a rare victory on a motion to transfer for inconvenient forum in a case concerning LCD screen technology.
  • Larry represented Roland defending claims that Roland’s Rhythm Coach® line of drum practice pads infringed a patent for cadence-providing drum practice technology.

Music Business: Larry has earned a national reputation for his work in the music business concerning contracts, auditing, digital distribution, licensing and intellectual property issues. During his career, Larry has represented iconic artists including The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Byrne, Richard Carpenter, The Ira Gershwin Music Trust, The Johnny Mercer Estate, The Doors, The Rick James Estate, The Janis Joplin Estate, The M.C. Hammer Bankruptcy Estate, The Wiggles, Intocable, and Branford Marsalis, as well as companies including Roland, Apple Music, Spotify, Warner/Chappell, eBay/StubHub, Yahoo!, Univision Music, Spectrasonics, Del Records, Third Side Music, Reach Music Publishing, Maverick Records, Fat Possum Records and ICM Partners.

Recent Representative Matters in the Music Business:

  • Larry and his team represent producers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman in litigation with recording artist Lizzo over the authorship of the hit song “Truth Hurts.”
  • Larry and his team represent music publisher Third Side Music with respect to various infringements of the Sofi Tukker hit song “Best Friend.”
  • Larry and his team represent Reach Music Publishing in the United States District Court against claims by William Drayton aka Flavor Flav for breach of contract and copyright infringement arising out of the exploitation of the publishing catalog of the groundbreaking hip hop group Public Enemy.
  • Larry represented several iconic artists, including Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash and Richard Carpenter in successfully resolving audit claims against their respective record companies, including claims that the record companies failed to properly account for digital streaming and licensing income.
  • Larry represented Warner/Chappell Music Publishing defending claims brought by the heirs of Mack David, the lyricist who wrote the English lyrics to the French song La Vie En Rose in 1950 and assigned his rights to Warner/Chappell’s predecessor. David’s heirs claimed that Warner/Chappell and its predecessors failed to pay music publishing royalties dating back to 1950. After Larry and his team filed motions for summary judgment, the matter was settled.
  • Larry represented singer/songwriter Jackson Browne in his groundbreaking lawsuit alleging that Republican candidate for President John McCain, the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Republican Party infringed Mr. Browne’s copyright and trademark rights and violated Mr. Browne’s right of publicity by including Mr. Browne’s famous recording “Running On Empty” in a 2008 campaign commercial. After defeating the defendants’ various motions to dismiss the suit, the case was settled on confidential financial terms and a public apology from the defendants, accompanied by a pledge “to respect and uphold the rights of artists and to obtain permissions and/or licenses for copyrighted works where appropriate.”
  • Larry represented singer/songwriter David Byrne in a lawsuit against then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist arising out of the unauthorized use of Mr. Byrne’s song “Road To Nowhere” in a 2010 commercial for Crist’s campaign for U.S. Senate. The case was resolved by a confidential financial settlement, as well as a filmed public apology broadcast on YouTube.
  • Larry represented eBay unit StubHub against claims brought by its competitor, Ticketmaster, that StubHub was interfering with Ticketmaster’s exclusive agreements with concert venues.
  • Larry represented a prominent ticket broker against Ticketmaster for various claims of the broker, who, acting as a consultant, guided Ticketmaster’s entry into the secondary ticketing business.
  • Larry represented an individual accused by Ticketmaster of using “bots” to secure concert tickets.
  • Larry represented Roland in a case of first impression that established the validity of Roland’s copyrights in the digital sound recordings contained in Roland’s musical instruments.
  • Larry represented the Ira Gershwin Music Trust in complex copyright litigation in the Southern District of New York arising from the administration of the Trust’s music publishing interests outside the United States.

Motion Pictures and Television: Larry has advised and litigated cases on behalf of actors, directors, producers, distributors, personal managers, talent agents, television networks and motion picture studios. Mr. Iser routinely advises his clients on matters concerning contracts, copyright, fair-use, clearances, right of publicity, defamation, and relationships with talent agents and personal managers.

Recent Representative Matters in Motion Pictures and Television:

  • Larry and a KWIKH team currently represent Mattel against claims by a television financier that the ABC Television series The Toy Box was developed by Mattel based on ideas submitted by the financier.

Class Action Defense: Larry and his team have substantial experience defending class action lawsuits in both state and federal court. 

Recent Representative Class Action Matters: 

  • Larry and his team obtained dismissal of a putative class action against SeaWorld relating to the Covid-19 pandemic filed in federal court in San Diego. The lead plaintiff, who had purchased annual passes for SeaWorld San Diego by way of interest-free monthly payments, claimed that SeaWorld’s collection of the monthly payments following the temporary closure of the park violated California’s consumer protection laws. The entire case was dismissed in response to SeaWorld’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit for failure to state a claim.
  • Larry and his team prevailed in the trial of a consumer fraud lawsuit originally brought as a putative class action, conceived of and backed by anti-SeaWorld advocacy group Earth Island Institute, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit was brought by individuals who were recruited by Earth Island to act as plaintiffs after they used social media to criticize SeaWorld. Throughout the lengthy and complex litigation, which was initially filed as a class action, SeaWorld contended that the plaintiffs lacked legal standing because they had not actually purchased SeaWorld tickets or souvenirs and had not relied on any statements by SeaWorld. After obtaining a key ruling bifurcating the trial into two phases (standing and liability), the standing phase went to trial in early March 2020 in Oakland. On October 13, 2020, United States District Judge Jeffrey White entered Findings of Fact, concluding that neither plaintiff had standing, as well as a final Judgment in favor of SeaWorld.
  • Larry successfully represented a winery against a class action lawsuit concerning underlying water rights.

Real Estate: Larry advises real estate clients and litigates disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, specific performance, brokers’ commissions, landlord-tenant, easements, tree cutting and other neighbor disputes, construction defects, and partnership disputes. Larry has long served as outside litigation counsel for real estate developer The Watt Companies.

Recent Representative Matters in Real Estate:

  • Larry and his team successfully represented longtime client The Watt Companies against a commercial tenant who filed multiple lawsuits in an unsuccessful effort to terminate various leases and for damages.
  • Larry and his team represented a homeowner in Lake Arrowhead in a property line/ prescriptive easement dispute with her neighbor, during which the neighbor trespassed onto our client’s property with a bulldozer and demolished our client’s parking structure. After five years of litigation, including a lawsuit against the neighbor for trespass and to declare a prescriptive easement, as well as a bad faith lawsuit against our client’s title insurance company, the litigation was settled and the client was able to rebuild her parking structure on land that includes a permanent easement onto the neighbor’s property.
  • Larry successfully defended a popular public golf course against a landlord’s efforts to close the golf course in order to build condominiums.

Employment: Larry represents both executives and employers in employment disputes, including claims for breach of employment contracts, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, hostile work environment and sexual harassment, and workplace safety and injury.

Recent Representative Matters in Employment:

  • Larry was lead trial counsel in the successful defense of four highly publicized citations issued against SeaWorld San Diego by Cal/OSHA falsely alleging that SeaWorld failed to effectively identify and evaluate hazards to its employees arising from certain training interactions with SeaWorld’s killer whales.
  • Larry represents a studio executive prosecuting claims for wrongful termination in violation of public policy, discrimination based on sexual orientation, hostile work environment, breach of contract and fraud.
  • Larry represented a reality television production company defending claims by a senior executive that the company failed to honor an agreement to share in the proceeds from the sale of the production company.
  • Larry has counseled and/or litigated on behalf of a number of clients from the motion picture, television and music industries concerning claims of sexual harassment.
  • Larry successfully represented Mattel against a financial “whistleblowing” charge brought by a former Senior Vice President.

Other Commercial Disputes: Larry regularly represents clients in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, licensing, insurance coverage, bad faith and subrogation, franchising, partnership disputes and dissolution, and commercial torts. Larry’s clients have included manufacturers, importers, lending institutions, law firms, accounting firms, oil and gas companies, airlines, and numerous entrepreneurially oriented companies.

Recent Representative Commercial Matters:

  • Larry counsels and litigates on behalf of Mattel with respect to a variety of licensing issues across Mattel’s brands. Larry and his KWIKH team recently represented Mattel in the lengthy jury trial of a complex licensing dispute, obtaining a defense jury verdict against board game designer who alleged that Mattel breached a license agreement for the distribution of the game Outburst! After successfully defending the jury verdict on appeal, Mattel was awarded (and collected) 100% of its attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Larry represented Saban Brands in resolving disputes with Bandai, the master toy licensee for Saban’s famous brand the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and in transitioning the master toy license from Bandai to Habsro.
  • Larry successfully prosecuted claims of breach of contract and bad faith insurance practices against a leading title insurance company.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s “Top 100” list (2021)
  • Named to Los Angeles Business Journal list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” (2021)
  • Named L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine “Visionary” (2021)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (since 2017)
  • Listed in Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession (annually since 2017)
  • Named 2021 “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation;
  • Named “Top Music Industry Lawyer,” Billboard (2020-2021)
  • Named among “Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers,” Los Angeles Business Journal (2019)
  • Named among “Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California,” Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (2021)
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America (film, television and music)” U.S. News & World Report (annually since 2007)
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year – Entertainment Law,” Best Lawyers in America (2016)
  • Named “Intellectual Property Trailblazer,” The National Law Journal (2016)
  • Named “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal (2016)
  • Named to the “Honor Roll: Attorneys Who Helped Changed the Face of Entertainment,” (Variety)
  • Named “Power Lawyer,” The Hollywood Reporter
  • Listed in “Who’s Who in L.A. Law,” Los Angeles Business Journal 
  • Named “Super Lawyer,” Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (annually since 2004)

Education

  • University of Michigan (B.A. 1976)
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D. 1980)

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Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Facing Plagiarism Accusations After BET Awards – Forbes

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Trump’s Threat (With Fire And Fury) To Sue Wolff And Bannon? A Nothingburger, Probably From McDonald’s – Forbes

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August 15, 2017

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June 9, 2017

KWIKH Attorneys Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser and Kump Recognized in Prestigious Chambers 2017 Guide

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January 27, 2017

Larry Iser, Shawn Holley and Suann MacIsaac Recognized as 2017 Top “Super Lawyers”

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August 4, 2016

Larry Iser Speaks on Music Copyright in ABC News, Los Angeles Times, CNNMoney

Larry Iser was quoted in Paul Blake’s ABC News article “Queen May Dislike Trump but Artists Have Limited Say in Who Uses Their Music,” Randy Lewis’s Los Angeles Times articles...

August 2, 2016

Larry Iser Speaks to BuzzFeed, The Wrap on Kesha Legal Battle

Partner Larry Iser was quoted in Claudia Rosenbaum's BuzzFeed articles "Kesha Drops Sex Assault Case Against Dr. Luke To Focus On Music Fight," “Kesha Faces An Uphill Legal Battle With...

July 27, 2016

Larry Iser Speaks Extensively to Media on Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial

KWIKH Managing Partner Larry Iser was quoted in Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian and appeared on CBS Evening News to discuss the ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit filed against...

June 27, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Part II — Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Didn’t Really Need To Clear The Music — Forbes

Larry Iser’s article "‘Hamilton’ Part II — Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Didn’t Really Need To Clear The Music” was featured in Forbes on June 27, 2016. ...

June 20, 2016

‘Hamilton’ And Copyright: Lin-Manuel Miranda Had His Eyes On Music History – Forbes

Larry Iser’s article "‘Hamilton’ And Copyright: Lin-Manuel Miranda Had His Eyes On Music History” was published by Forbes on June 16, 2016....

June 14, 2016

Larry Iser Speaks on Music Copyright Infringement Suits in Los Angeles Business Journal

Larry Iser was quoted in Henry Meier’s Los Angeles Business Journal article “Recent Ruling Might Have Cued Up Music Suits,” which discusses how lawsuits targeting popular musicians Justin Bieber and...

June 10, 2016

Larry Iser Named 2016 “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

Larry Iser was recently named to The National Law Journal’s 2016 list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers....

June 3, 2016

Note to Candidate Trump: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Forbes

KWIKH Managing Partner Larry Iser’s article “Note to Candidate Trump: You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was published by Forbes on June 2, 2016 as the first installment of...

May 6, 2016

Streaming Prince’s music—only one choice

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in a Forbes Media & Entertainment article about the one place you can go to stream Prince's music. Known for his keen...

May 5, 2016

Rolling Stones not happy about Trump using their music

KWIKH founding and managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in The Washington Post today in Travis Andrews' piece on a phenomenon as predictable as the morning sunrise: the unauthorized...

April 21, 2016

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser comment on Prince’s estate

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Big news travels fast. And big questions follow right behind. On the very day pop superstar Prince was found dead, KWIKH founding members Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser...

February 15, 2016

Is it ‘fair use’ or not? ‘That’swhatshesaid’ ruffles some copyright feathers

Driven by frustration over the lack of women's roles in theater, playwright Courtney Meaker, director Hatlo and creator/performer Erin Pike set out to show how women's roles in theater are...

February 5, 2016

Can Trump use Adele’s songs in his campaign? Larry Iser explains

KWIKH founding partner Larry Iser was quoted by ABC News and Forbes magazine on one of his favorite legal points: whether a political candidate can use a song without...

January 20, 2016

Twelve at KWIKH named Super Lawyers for 2016

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KWIKH is pleased to announce that twelve of our attorneys were named Super Lawyers for 2016, including Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump, Alan Kossoff, Shawn Holley, Greg...

January 12, 2016

KWIKH wins three for SeaWorld

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KWIKH’s SeaWorld Team, Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier, Greg Gabriel and Nick Soltman recently notched three significant victories for our client SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, obtaining the dismissal of three consolidated...

December 9, 2015

Five at KWIKH named Super Lawyers in 2015 Business Edition

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KWIKH is pleased to note that the 2015 Business Edition of Super Lawyers magazine includes five of our attorneys: founding partners Dale Kinsella, Larry Iser, and Michael Kump, and...

November 1, 2015

Daily Journal names KWIKH one of California’s top 25 boutique firms

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KWIKH is proud to announce that it has been named to the Daily Journal honor roll of "Top Boutiques" in California for 2015. As the only firm named in...

September 18, 2015

KWIKH defends SeaWorld against Cal-OSHA citations

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser is representing SeaWorld Entertainment as trial began today against the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal-OSHA. The dispute stems...

May 11, 2015

Larry Iser Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter

Larry Iser was quoted in Eriq Gardner’s Hollywood Reporter article “HBO, Showtime Would Be Underdogs in a Legal Battle With Twitter.” ...

August 28, 2015

Larry Iser Named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year – Entertainment Law – Music”

Larry Iser Named Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year - Entertainment Law - Music"...

August 19, 2015

Five KWIKH Attorneys Named 2016 ‘Best Lawyers’

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Partners Dale Kinsella, Michael Kump, Howard Weitzman, Lawrence Iser and Shawn Holley have been recognized as among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2016 edition of The Best...

July 10, 2015

Larry Iser Lends Experience On Unauthorized Use of Music in Political Campaigns to Rolling Stone Magazine

KWIKH Managing Partner Larry Iser is heavily quoted in Steve Knopper's Rolling Stone piece "Why Politicians Keep Using Songs Without Artists' Permission."...

May 7, 2015

Larry Iser one of Daily Journal’s ‘75 Leading IP Lawyers in California’ for 2015

For the second time, KWIKH founding partner/managing partner Larry Iser has been selected by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the 75 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers...

March 13, 2015

Jury Rules in Favor of Marvin Gaye’s Family in “Blurred Lines” lawsuit; Media Turns to Larry Iser for Analysis

KWIKH Managing Partner Larry Iser was quoted in several publications and appeared on several nationally syndicated talk shows to discuss the stunning jury verdict in the “Blurred Lines” case that...

February 23, 2015

KWIKH glows in Daily Journal feature

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In his "Santa Monica Goes Hollywood" feature piece on KWIKH, Daily Journal reporter Matthew Blake zeroed in on the power packed into a small firm with veteran legal talent capable...

January 22, 2015

Ten at KWIKH named Super Lawyers for 2015

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KWIKH is pleased to announce that 10 of our attorneys were named Super Lawyers for 2015, including Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump, Alan Kossoff, Shawn Holley, Greg...

December 23, 2014

US Perspectives: ISPs In US Face New Copyright Attack

KWIKH founding partner Larry Iser was quoted in Steven Seidenberg's Intellectual Property Watch article regarding two music companies suing an internet service provider in the music companies ongoing battle against...

December 2, 2014

KWIKH lands three slots on Super Lawyers IP list

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KWIKH is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers' Business Edition for 2014 includes our partners Larry Iser, Michael Kump and Jonathan Steinsapir in the Intellectual Property category.  One of the...

October 17, 2014

Larry Iser Contributes to Billboard Story on Litigation Battle Between Kesha and Dr. Luke

Larry Iser was quoted in Shirley Halperin and Eriq Gardner's Billboard article "Inside Kesha & Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits." ...

October 2, 2014

Larry Iser’s Daily Journal article: A startling copyright decision

On October 2, 2014, KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser, who for nearly two decades has litigated on behalf of his clients over copyright issues concerning sound recordings, contributed an opinion...

August 18, 2014

Five at KWIKH named ‘Best Lawyers’ for 2015

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KWIKH is proud to announce that partners Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump and Shawn Holley are included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©....

July 22, 2014

Super Lawyers Magazine: Four at KWIKH named in Business Edition

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KWIKH is pleased to announce that five of our partners will appear in the 2014 Business Edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Dale Kinsella will appear in the Business Litigation section,...

April 28, 2014

KWIKH ‘Stands Up For Gus’ and wins for Jason Patric under First Amendment

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney agreed with KWIKH founding partner Larry Iser today in a ruling denying Danielle Schreiber's request for a restraining order that would have prevented...

April 17, 2014

KWIKH defends First Amendment rights of actor Jason Patric to talk about his son

KWIKH founding partner Larry Iser was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter in Eriq Gardner’s article about the custody dispute between actor Jason Patric and his ex-girlfriend Danielle Schreiber over their...

March 11, 2014

KWIKH obtains summary judgment for Mattel in copyright dispute over ‘Masters of the Universe’

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The United States District Court in Los Angeles has ruled in favor of KWIKH’s client, toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc., entering summary judgment in Mattel’s favor against the claim of writer...

January 30, 2014

Seven at KWIKH named Super Lawyers for 2014

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A full 40 percent of all lawyers at KWIKH were named Super Lawyers for 2014, including Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump, Shawn Holley, Suann MacIsaac and Jonathan...

November 5, 2013

If You Want to Use Someone Else’s Music, Get a License

KWIKH Partner Larry Iser's guest column "If You Want to Use Someone Else’s Music, Get a License" was recently published by VideoInk. ...

October 30, 2013

KWIKH wins appeal of Mattel board game win

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The California Court of Appeal has upheld Mattel’s 2011 defense verdict over its alleged failure to adhere to a license agreement for the board game Outburst.  Mattel was represented at...

October 9, 2013

Larry Iser Quoted in Financial Times

Hollywood movie studios and music labels are taking the fight against illegal content sharing to five-year-olds by sponsoring a new anti-piracy curriculum, which will be trialled in California schools....

August 17, 2013

‘Blurred Lines’ creators file preemptive copyright lawsuit

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in Ryan Faughnder’s article about the highly publicized lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their...

April 24, 2013

Two at KWIKH make Variety’s Entertainment Law VIP list

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KWIKH is proud to report that founding partners Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser are among the 16 entertainment litigators spotlighted by Variety on its honor roll of attorneys who “helped...

April 23, 2013

What if Boston bombing suspect tries to sell life story?

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter in Eriq Gardner’s piece that wonders if the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect could profit from a film made...

April 18, 2013

YouTube wins in Viacom copyright challenge

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted by Billboard in Alex Pham’s article on Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube for copyright violation stemming from YouTube users’ posting of Viacom content without...

April 2, 2013

“Used” digital songs not really used, says District Court

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted by Billboard.com in Alex Pham’s article on the March 30 decision by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Sullivan, who found that purchasers...

February 3, 2013

Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013: Seven at KWIKH named Southern California Super Lawyers

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Thirty-five percent of all lawyers at KWIKH were named Super Lawyers for 2013, including Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump, Shawn Holley and Suann MacIsaac. In the annual...

December 4, 2012

Universal sues over X-rated version of ‘Fifty Shades’

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in Jean Yung’s Daily Journal article on the lawsuit filed by Universal Studios and author E. L. James against adult film studio Smash...

October 12, 2012

Big Bird in spotlight over ‘fair use’ in political campaigns

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in Ted Johnson’s article in Variety on the intellectual property issue of “fair use” in the presidential campaign. The “fair use” doctrine is...

October 12, 2012

Going to the dogs over pet peeve: Starbucks howls with cease/desist

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted by ABC News in a story about Starbucks’ claim that a dog daycare center is infringing the coffee giant’s name and logo. The...

September 11, 2012

Candidates continue to struggle with campaign music clearances

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was again quoted in the media, this time The Hollywood Reporter, about one of his specialties:  protecting the copyrights of songwriters from unauthorized use by...

September 7, 2012

Super Lawyers Magazine: Three at KWIKH named in Business Edition

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KWIKH is pleased to note that the 2012 Business Edition of Super Lawyers magazine includes three of our attorneys: founding partners Dale Kinsella, Larry Iser, and Michael Kump. Dale was...

August 29, 2012

Reuter’s podcast featuring Larry Iser: Campaign Music Strikes Sour Notes

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser has recorded a podcast with Reuter’s, discussing the use of music in political campaigns. Check out Larry’s comments on the current state of politicians and...

August 24, 2012

Republicans should tread lightly in music use at convention

KWIKH founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted extensively in Dorothy Pomerantz’s article at Forbes.com warning the GOP to get permission from artists before using their songs at the Republican convention. ...

July 27, 2012

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser take on Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke on behalf of ICM Partners

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Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser are representing talent agency ICM Partners in matters relating to Nikki Finke of the Deadline Hollywood blog. Read about the case in The Hollywood Reporter....

July 9, 2012

Larry Iser featured on Politico

In his “Campaign Music 101: Ask first!” feature article at Politico.com, KWIKH partner Larry Iser is encouraged that the political establishment appears to have gotten the idea that campaigns must...

May 14, 2012

Iser: Expect a lawsuit over Dish Network’s commercial-skipping feature

KWIKH Partner Larry Iser is quoted in The Hollywood Reporter by columnist Eriq Gardner in his article on Dish Network’s new “Auto Hop,” which allows subscribers to view programming without...

April 12, 2012

Copyright Terminations: Larry Iser weighs in on potential landmark ‘Village People’ case

Bloomberg reporters Edvard Pettersson and Ellen Rosen recently asked Larry and others about what may become precedent-setting litigation pitting the former lead singer of the Village People, Victor Willis, against...

March 8, 2012

Rush vs. Rush: The Differences Between Political Candidates and Talk-Show Commentators

KWIKH Partner Larry Iser was asked by the major music industry publications to explain the legal issues surrounding Rush Limbaugh’s use of the music of Rush (the band) and Peter Gabriel. ...

March 1, 2012

Larry Iser on NPR, Bloomberg and the NY Times: A Primer on Music in Political Campaigns

KWIKH Partner Larry Iser, who has set the industry standard for successful lawsuits on behalf of songwriters against political candidates using copyrighted songs without permission, has been making the rounds...

February 9, 2012

Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012: Five at KWIKH Named Southern California Super Lawyers

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Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump, and Shawn Holley were named Super Lawyers for 2012. In the annual edition of Super Lawyers (Southern California), Dale was recognized for...

January 4, 2012

Thanks to KWIKH, candidates now asking ‘May I’

In an interview with FoxNews.com, Larry Iser explains how KWIKH’s pair of successful lawsuits against 2008 presidential candidate John McCain and former Florida governor Charlie Crist for copyright violations are having an...

December 1, 2011

Multiple Publications: Google’s $1.65 Billion YouTube Acquisition

Larry Iser was quoted in the in the following publications commenting on the copyright implications of Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube. Los Angeles Times – October 10, 2006 San...

November 15, 2011

Larry Iser and Greg Gabriel Defeat Anti-SLAPP Motion and Slap Back

When an LA music lawyer was terminated by a Band due to false and defamatory statements by the Band’s auditor that the lawyer had not properly negotiated the Band’s record...

September 12, 2011

Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition 2011: KWIKH Puts Three on the List

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KWIKH is pleased to note that partners Dale Kinsella, Larry Iser, and Michael Kump are listed in Super Lawyers‘ 2011 Business Edition. Dale was chosen for his success in Business...

August 30, 2011

BestLawyers.com: Four at KWIKH Named ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for 2012

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KWIKH is proud to announce that partners Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser and Michael Kump are included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Long recognized...

July 10, 2011

USA Today: Larry Iser Tuning Up for Likely Copyright Violations in 2012 Presidential Campaign

Larry Iser is featured in Catalina Camia’s USA Today piece pointing up the importance of getting permission before using copyrighted music in a political campaign. Read the Full Article....

June 22, 2011

KWIKH Obtains Jury Verdict for Mattel, Inc. in Licensing Dispute Over Board Game

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EL SEGUNDO, California (June 22, 2011) – A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has found in favor of toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc., ruling that Mattel fully complied with the terms of...

April 13, 2011

Larry Iser & Greg Gabriel Obtain Settlement for David Byrne in Claim Against Florida Governor Charlie Crist for Unlicensed Use of ‘Road to Nowhere’

Larry Iser and Greg Gabriel have obtained a settlement on behalf of singer/songwriter David Byrne against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist for his campaign’s creation of a web commercial for...

October 20, 2010

The American Lawyer: These Tunes Aren’t Music to Their Ears

Larry Iser was quoted in Nicole Hong’s September 9, 2010 article in The American Lawyer on political candidates who have been careless about getting the proper permissions from songwriters when...

October 12, 2010

Weitzman and Iser Named to ‘Who’s Who in L.A. Law’: Los Angeles Business Journal

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In LABJ‘s “Special Report:  Who’s Who in L.A. Law” (October 11, 2010), Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser were illuminated by its spotlight on lawyers who work for show biz clients. In...

September 16, 2010

Entertainment Law & Finance: Unauthorized Uses of Music in Campaign Ads

Larry Iser discusses unauthorized uses of music in political campaigns in a Q&A with Entertainment Law & Finance....

August 16, 2010

BestLawyers.com: The Best Lawyers in America

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Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication of BestLawyers.com.  Honorees are chosen through...

July 29, 2010

Los Angeles Times: If purported Ansel Adams photos earn big money, their discoverer may not get to keep it

Larry Iser explains the copyright issues surrounding the recently discovered Ansel Adams photographs to Mike Boehm of the L.A. Times. Read the Full Article...

July 21, 2010

The Hollywood Reporter: Power 100 Lawyers in Entertainment

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Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser were named to The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2010 “Power 100 Lawyers in Entertainment” list in the Litigation category. A litigation boutique of only 19 lawyers,...

July 9, 2010

Lawdragon: Interview with Larry Iser

Larry talks about how he got started in law, including how it won out over his early intentions and considerable accomplishments in music, mostly because of an inspiring undergraduate college...

April 7, 2010

Daily Journal: Larry Iser named one of the Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California

Larry Iser has been named one of the Daily Journal’s Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California for his representation of high-profile clients in complex, content-driven IP conflicts. Larry’s practice emphasizes litigation and counseling...

February 17, 2010

Super Lawyers: Corporate Counsel Edition, March/April 2010

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Dale Kinsella and Larry Iser repeat as Super Lawyers in 2010. In the March/April 2010 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine, Dale and Larry were once again recognized for...

February 4, 2010

Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010: Five at KWIKH Named Southern California Super Lawyers

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Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser, Michael Kump and Shawn Holley were named Super Lawyers for 2010. In the annual edition of Super Lawyers (Southern California), Dale and Larry were...

November 16, 2009

Los Angeles Times: Southern California’s Best Lawyers, 2010 Edition

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Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser were honored in the 2010 edition of “Southern California’s Best Lawyers.” Published annually as a supplement to the Los Angeles Times, “Best Lawyers”...

July 23, 2009

Jackson Browne Settles Dispute with McCain, Republicans

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Nearly one year after KWIKH’s Larry Iser, Patricia Millett, Jon Steinsapir and Greg Gabriel filed suit on behalf of singer/ songwriter Jackson Browne against then-presidential candidate Senator John McCain, the Ohio...

October 1, 2008

Presentation: “Rights Clearances for Motion Pictures”

Larry Iser presented a lecture for the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. On September 18, 2008, Larry Iser presented a lecture on Rights Clearances for Motion Pictures for the Peter Stark...

October 1, 2008

Jackson Browne sues John McCain, the Ohio Republican Party and the Republican National Committee

KWIKH files copyright infringement suit in District Court. On August 14, 2008, KWIKH filed suit on behalf of singer/songwriter Jackson Browne against the GOP candidate for President, Senator John McCain, as...

June 1, 2007

Inside Counsel Magazine: Viacom’s Lawsuit Against YouTube

Larry Iser was quoted extensively on the ramifications of Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube in the June, 2007 issue of Inside Counsel Magazine. Read Full Article...

February 7, 2007

Information Week: Viacom Demands YouTube Pull 100,000 Videos

Larry Iser is quoted in the Article “Viacom Demands YouTube Pull 100,000 Videos”...

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