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Christine Lepera Named to The Hollywood Reporter's 2020 NYC "Power Lawyers" List 

The Hollywood Reporter
December 9, 2020

Christine Lepera was named to The Hollywood Reporter's 2020 NYC "Power Lawyers" list published on December 9, 2020. The list spotlights 20 attorneys in New York City.  

From the article...

Few places have been as hard hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic as New York City. Broadway is shuttered indefinitely and music acts won’t be filling stadiums anytime soon — but that doesn’t mean there’s been a shortage of work for New York’s Power Lawyers. The Hollywood Reporter is spotlighting 20 attorneys with specialties in theater, fashion, media and music litigation who’ve been tasked with creating new deals in an unsteady landscape (cue the live-capture craze) and fighting cutting-edge courtroom battles via Zoom.

Christine Lepera
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Lepera scored a big win this year as lead defense counsel in a copyright infringement case involving Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse,” which saw a jury verdict overturned on the grounds that the plaintiff couldn’t prove substantial similarity to Perry’s hit. She has also represented Drake, Timbaland and Post Malone, and reps Dr. Luke in his defamation case against Kesha.

Legal trend to watch next year: "Increased focus on agreements to bring a greater volume and variety to virtual and on-demand platforms."

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