Media & Entertainment

Hagens Berman’s media and entertainment practice builds on our foundation of internationally recognized attorneys successfully representing athletes, artists, content owners and others in large-scale litigation. The firm compounds its deep knowledge of sports law, intellectual property, and privacy issues to bring media and entertainment cases against leading corporations infringing the rights of others.

Our practice cuts across issues of copyright, breach-of-contract, employment, publicity rights, privacy rights, and reputation-related claims. Current and recent high-profile cases include actions brought against the NCAA, iHeartMedia, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Live Nation Entertainment, Electronic Arts, the nation’s largest book publishing companies and many more.

Hagens Berman’s media and entertainment law group continues to develop a track record of innovation and success, holding large and powerful media companies accountable for violating the rights of artists, athletes, software developers,other creative professionals, and the general public.

We believe that at the heart of this diverse area of the law exists an opportunity to level the playing field and make the media and entertainment industries fair and robust.

Media & Entertainment Cases and Investigations:

Angry Birds 08/04/14 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Settled
Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation 12/02/14 Antitrust Litigation, Media & Entertainment Active
E-books Antitrust Litigation 08/09/11 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights, Media & Entertainment Settled
EA/Madden NFL Video Game Development 03/30/11 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Sports Litigation Settled
Jim Brown Publicity Rights 08/30/13 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Active
NCAA/EA Video Games Name and Likeness Litigation 05/05/09 Consumer Rights, Media & Entertainment, Sports Litigation Settled
EA Madden NFL Antitrust 06/05/08 Antitrust Litigation, Media & Entertainment Settled
T3Media 08/25/14 Media & Entertainment, Sports Litigation Active

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Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting a media and entertainment litigation attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
When searching for an attorney to represent you in a media and entertainment case,
you want a firm with deep knowledge and a record of success.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.

No Cost to You Until We Win

No Cost to You Until We Win

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.

Real Results

Real Results

We achieve results, and our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value.



At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.

Media & Entertainment Blog Posts:

Hagens Berman Opens New Office in San Diego

National plaintiffs' law firm announces tenth office, expanded California presence Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile class... more »

Written September 08, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Governmental Representation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower, Anti-Terrorism, Media and Entertainment

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Visits Hagens Berman's Seattle Office...

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., visited Hagens Berman's Seattle office on Aug. 3, 2015 to discuss gun control. Congresswoman Giffords, who was shot more »

Written August 03, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Investor Fraud, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Personal Injury, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower, Anti-Terrorism, Media and Entertainment

Hagens Berman Named to 2014 List of Elite Trial Lawyers by the National...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro has been named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of America's Elite Trial Lawyers - a compilation of the nation's leading, cutting-edge firms more »

Written September 08, 2014 Media and Entertainment

Hagens Berman Launches Firm-wide Volunteer Program

Last week we launched a new volunteer program aimed at better serving our communities. The program, Project 2080, is a commitment by our staff and attorneys to more »

Written March 06, 2008 Media and Entertainment

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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