On April 5, 2021, William Briggs and Alex Weingarten were recognized by Billboard among its 2021 Top Music Lawyers. This prestigious list spotlights attorneys throughout the music industry who have supported a land rush of negotiations, new business models from livestreaming to nonfungible token (NFTs), and the ongoing need to advocate for their clients and social justice.
William Briggs is a trial lawyer and civil litigator with broad experience in the entertainment industry. William represents some of the top talent in film, television, music, and sports. He has experience in state, federal, and appellate courts, and with arbitrations, involving intellectual property disputes, complex entertainment contract disputes, partnership disputes, rights of publicity and First Amendment issues, and employment matters.
Alex Weingarten is a commercial trial lawyer who represents clients in all facets of entertainment, probate, and business litigation. In addition to Billboard, Alex has been recognized by such publications as the California Daily Journal, Variety, and the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in Los Angeles, one of the top entertainment litigators in the nation, and one of the 500 most influential business leaders in the region. Clients look to Alex to handle “bet the company” cases, to protect their integrity during the very public litigation process, to provide a fresh approach, and to suggest novel and overlooked strategies. He is aggressive in optimizing results and prides himself on finding the most direct route to victory. Alex is known for his trademark tenacity and his creative and zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients.
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