Christine Lepera and Adam Levin Named to Variety's 2020 "Legal Impact Report"
Christine Lepera and Adam Levin were named to Variety's 2020 Legal Impact Report on July 14, 2020. The notable attorneys who made it to this year's list were honored at Variety's virtual Power of Law breakfast on July 14, 2020. The list consists of "legal eagles" who "made massive deals and litigated thorny disputes for entertainment industry clients, studios and networks."
Christine Lepera has been at the center of several of the most contentious, high-profile cases in the music industry, most notably as the representative of producer Dr. Luke in his ongoing defamation case against Kesha. She was also recognized for her work as lead defense counsel in a copyright infringement suit over the Katy Perry song “Dark Horse” and in a copyright suit over the track “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2.”
Adam Levin was at the center of the industry-altering dispute between the Writers Guild of America and talent agents last year when he sued the WGA on behalf of UTA, alleging that the union’s call for members to fire their agents violates antitrust and federal labor laws. He was also recognized for his victory in the California Supreme Court for CNN in an employment discrimination case and defended numerous other major media companies in employment disputes (Fox, Disney, Warner Bros., CBS).