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T. Wayne Harman - Los Angeles, CA

2049 Century Park EastSuite 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 - 2906

Updated: 03/27/2024

Los Angeles Entertainment Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Wayne Harman is an experienced trial litigator whose practice focuses on all aspects of entertainment litigation. Wayne represents actors, musicians, directors, producers, writers, comedians, models, social media influencers, and production companies in all manner of disputes across the United States in federal court, state court, private arbitration, and pre-litigation dispute resolution...

Wayne Harman is an experienced trial litigator whose practice focuses on all aspects of entertainment litigation. Wayne represents actors, musicians, directors, producers, writers, comedians, models, social media influencers, and production companies in all manner of disputes across the United States in federal court, state court, private arbitration, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. He has successfully advised and represented clients in the film, television, music, and modeling industries in matters involving breach of contract, defamation, rights of publicity, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, corporate raiding, unfair competition, audit claims, wrongful termination disputes, general employment disputes, real estate disputes, bankruptcy litigation, complex partnership disputes, and marital dissolution disputes.Wayne also has a deep backgrpund representing private individuals and corporations in all manner of commercial litigation matters. Notable cases include:

* Represented the founders of a television production company in a $150,000,000 lawsuit arising out of an attempt to oust them from the company they founded and acquire their interest at a fraction of its true value. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented A-list actor Gerard Butler in a multi-million dollar "pay or play" dispute arising out of an abandoned motion picture project. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented comedian Jeff Dunham in a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit arising out of the sale of infringing goods by an internet website. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented Philip Berkovitz, the founder of a global luxury hair care brand, in a significant shareholder dispute. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented the founder of a currency trading company in a multi-million dollar partner dispute. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Obtained a favorable arbitration award in favor of a photography shoot production company in a contractual dispute with a photographer.

* Represented a virtual reality start-up in a dispute arising out of a failed joint venture. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented an A-list comedian in a dispute with a publishing company arising out of a podcast agreement. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Represented legendary folk musicians The Kingston Trio in a trademark and licensing dispute arising out of the permissible use of the band name. The matter was favorably resolved.

* Regularly represents fashion models and modeling agencies in contractual and employment disputes.

* Regularly represents film financiers, producers, and creative artists in profit participation audit disputes arising out of revenue and expense accounting in the film and television industries. Mr. Harman has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

* Regularly represents film and television executives in employment disputes with studios and production companies, including in connection with severance claims, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wage and hour disputes, and other claims of wrongful termination.

* Regularly represents creative artists in disputes with the WGA and AMPAS.

* Regularly represents some of the top social media influencers in a variety of disputes including defamation, privacy matters and contractual matters.

* Regularly represents business and creative managers and agents in commission disputes with artists and other managers.

About T. Wayne Harman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner/Member

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Defamation and Privacy Litigation

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • Florida, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2017 - Present (Member)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, 1999
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Psychology

Articles

Published Works

  • Practical Tips: Keeping Trade Secrets Safe During Litigation - Texas Supreme Court Edition, Orrick Trade Secrets Watch, June 3, 2016
  • The New and Improved Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015! Now Featuring a Lockbox, Orrick Trade Secrets Watch, Aug. 28, 2015
  • Update - Uniform Trade Secrets Act Preemption: The Debate Continues With Possible Implications for Punitive Damages, Orrick Trade Secrets Watch, Nov. 26, 2014
  • Practice Tip: Seeking Summary Judgment in Trade Secrets Cases, Orrick Trade Secrets Watch, Oct. 2, 2013

Office Information

Address

2049 Century Park EastSuite 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 - 2906

Fax

  • 310-556-3615

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