Richard E. Posell, Esq.

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F: 310-396-7576
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Entertainment and Sports

Richard E. Posell, Esq. is an expert in resolving high profile, complex entertainment disputes involving both business and intellectual property issues.  He has extensive experience in film, digital, music, copyright, trademark, internal business and contract disputes. Widely respected for his ability to look at an issue from all sides, Mr. Posell is known for crafting creative, workable business solutions in his mediation practice, and fair and thoughtful decisions in arbitrations. Mr. Posell has over 40 years of business and entertainment law experience as a litigator and transactional attorney, representing both producers and talent.

Representative Matters

  • Arbitrated dispute concerning accounting of fees owed by well-known singer who contested fees claimed by her personal manager
  • Heard and decided celebrity dispute with auction house over sale of iconic items
  • Arbitrated dispute involving investor in low budget film who claimed that entity which he invested failed to report earnings from television broadcast and other exploitations sources
  • Arbitrated matter involving sales agent for low budget film who claimed commission for sale of the film overseas
  • Mediated to settlement a dispute between two television commercial companies over credits on director’s reel
  • Mediated to settlement talent management agency break up on multiple occasions
  • Arbitrated fraud claim in sale of video website.
  • Mediated to settlement trademark dispute in breakup of prominent band
  • Mediated copyright claim by prominent band against misappropriation of music on the internet
  • Heard and decided appeal of case brought by actor against studio for compensation due under “pay or play” agreement
  • Arbitrated claim by director of comedy show over fees and costs reimbursements
  • Heard and decided arbitration over film distribution waterfall

Publications

  • “The Use of Settlement Counsel: A Plan of Action,” ABTL Report, Volume 30, Issue 1, Fall 2007
  • “Meaningful Mediation,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 10, 2007
  • “Mediating Entertainment Disputes,” Corporate Counsel, May 2007

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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

Background and Education

  • 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

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