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Richard Posell

Richard E. Posell, Esq.

Case Manager
Mojgan Binder
T: 310-309-6204
F: 310-396-7576
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1400, The Watt Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90067


Richard E. Posell, Esq. is an expert in resolving high profile, complex commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in entertainment, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, class actions, executive employment disputes and general business disputes. He also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in real estate, construction, and partnership cases. Widely respected for his ability to look at an issue from all sides, he is known for making hard decisions, issuing well-reasoned and thoughtful awards, and managing complex cases with fairness and efficiency. He is always mindful of the costs of litigation and believes that arbitration is an ideal method to mitigate this burden. Mr. Posell has over 40 years of business and entertainment law experience representing some of the most prominent and successful businesses and individuals in the country

Representative Matters

  • Heard matter involving celebrity dispute with auction house over sale of iconic items 
  • Arbitrated dispute involving obligations of parties in series of conflicting promissory notes and agreements 
  • Presided over matter resolving meaning and application of Talent Manager agreement 
  • Supervised discovery matter in dispute involving the ownership and content of videotaped materials 
  • Arbitrated matter surrounding claim by director of comedy show for payments of fees and costs 
  • Heard matter regarding construing film distribution waterfall in independent producer audit 
  • Decided respective obligations of former employee and their employer arising from complicated settlement agreement and charges of data theft 
  • Heard and decided claim by film producer against potential investor for failing to perform investment obligations 
  • Heard and decided appeal of case brought by actor against studio for compensation due under “pay or play” contract 
  • Collaborated with arbitration panel to write extensive award in dispute among public company and multiple insurers over payment of attorney fees and other claimed losses
  • Received comprehensive training in JAMS in-house Entertainment Law workshops including, but not limited to:
    • "Net Profits and New Media: The Future of Entertainment Litigation"
    • "Legal Issues and Developments in Video Game Law"
  • "Slow and Steady," ADR Profile, Daily Journal, September 9, 2016
  • Partner, Greenberg Glusker, 1995–2006 (Member, Management Committee, 2000-2005)
  • Partner, Shapiro, Posell, and Close, 1970-1995
  • Law Clerk to Presiding Justice Lester Wm. Roth, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 1965-1966
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall School of Law)
  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles

Counsel Comments

    • "Posell's strength as a mediator is in focusing clients in the practical matters at hand…he will help them look past the emotional issues and focus on what's going to matter at the end of the day."



Practice Areas

Available nationwide


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