Entertainment, Sports & Media team profiled in Variety’s annual Legal Impact Report.
Marvin Putnam is a trial lawyer who offers clients an exceptional combination of litigation experience with keen insight on the entertainment industry. He is Chair of the firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Industry Group and former Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Los Angeles.
Mr. Putnam has successfully represented clients ranging from individual authors and producers, to leading entertainment companies and investment banks. His accomplishments at trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, as well as internationally, have earned Mr. Putnam a reputation as a market-leading entertainment litigator. He has a demonstrated skill in handling a range of high-profile disputes, including intellectual property and business torts. Complementing his trial work, Mr. Putnam provides prepublication review for national news, variety, and talk show programs, national publications as well as film and television studios. Given his litigation skills, Mr. Putnam also often advises on complex entertainment and media transactional matters with an eye to limiting clients’ potential litigation or exposure.
Mr. Putnam has been recognized by a number of publications including Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Media & Entertainment Litigation, Variety “Legal Impact Report,” The Hollywood Reporter “Power Lawyers,” and The Daily Journal “Top 100 California Lawyers” and “Top Entertainment Lawyers.” In 2014 he was named one of National Law Journal’s “Winning Trial Lawyers” and Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.