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California - Litigation Star

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Practice area:

Intellectual property

Robert Klieger is recognized as one of the nation’s top entertainment attorneys, noted both for his distinguished trial practice and for his reputation as a trusted counsel and advisor to Fortune 500 companies and leading executives in the motion picture, television, digital, and video game industries.

Key clients include The Walt Disney Company; Lions Gate Films, Inc.; Universal City Studios, LLC; Amazon Studios, LLC; Showtime Networks, Inc.; Electronic Arts, Inc.; National Amusements, Inc.; and Shari Redstone. His case achievements have been featured in mainstream and industry publications, including Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Variety. Especially notable has been Mr. Klieger’s representation of Sumner and Shari Redstone and their family-owned National Amusements, Inc., in a series of California, Delaware, and Massachusetts proceedings by which the Redstones secured control of Viacom, Inc., helping pave the way for the merger of Viacom, Inc., and CBS Corporation to form ViacomCBS, Inc.

Mr. Klieger’s recent successes include obtaining summary judgment for more than a dozen subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company in a multimillion-dollar trademark infringement and unfair competition action involving Toy Story 3; representing Amazon Studios in defending against claims filed by Woody Allen and his production company after Amazon terminated its motion picture deal with Mr. Allen in the wake of the #MeToo movement; and defending Universal Studios in connection with a profit participation action filed by the creators of the iconic television series Columbo.

Mr. Klieger was named the “Entertainment Litigation Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation; is ranked by Chambers and Partners; and has been recognized in the “Top 100 Power Lawyers” by The Hollywood Reporter, in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report,” and as an “MVP in Entertainment Law” by Law360.

Mr. Klieger serves on the board of directors of ViacomCBS.

Updated Sep 2021