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   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Again Gets Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms
November 2020 - After a comprehensive peer review process, Jassy Vick Carolan LLP has been named again nationally as a Tier 1 (highest tier) law firm in the fields of First Amendment Litigation and Media Law.   The Firm was also recognized as Tier 1 in the same fields in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas, and was recognized in the field of insurance law in Los Angeles.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jeffrey Payne writes about gap grants and copyright termination under the 1976 Copyright Act
October 2020 - Jeffrey A. Payne published an article in Law360 titled “Copyright Gap Grant Nontermination Was No Accident.”   The article argues that the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause explains why Congress likely intentionally omitted so-called “gap grants” (that is, grants of copyright interests made before 1978 for works that were not actually created until in or after 1878) from the 1976 Copyright Act’s new copyright termination provisions.   The article can be found here.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims Concerning Avatar And Taken
October 2020 - A team comprised of Jean-Paul Jassy, Kevin Vick and Elizabeth Baldridge, representing Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lightstorm Entertainment Inc., News Corp. and James Cameron, prevailed on a motion to dismiss copyright infringement and related claims concerning the movies Avatar and Taken.   The Court dismissed the claims with prejudice and entered judgment in the Firm's clients' favor.   A copy of the order is here.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Serves As Panel Facilitator at Media Law Conference
October 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy served as a facilitator leading discussion on libel and privacy issues at the Media Law Resource Center's annual conference.   The discussion included high profile defamation cases, #MeToo cases and developments in actual malice.   He also served as a facilitator on a separate panel discussing issues in photography, focusing on linking, embedding and DMCA issues.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jeffrey A. Payne Joins Jassy Vick Carolan LLP
September 2020 - Jeffrey A. Payne has joined Jassy Vick Carolan LLP as Of Counsel, where he focuses his practice on entertainment, intellectual property, and general litigation matters.   He brings unique insight into the entertainment industry's complex deals and accompanying business and legal needs, having joined the firm following a stint as a business and legal affairs executive at Showtime Networks.   Before Showtime, Jeff spent nearly five years as a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP following clerkships in the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit.   "We are thrilled to have Jeff join our team," Jean-Paul Jassy said.   "Jeff has fantastic experience in our boutique specialties as well in general litigation.   His work in-house and as a federal court clerk offer valuable additional insight that will benefit our practice and clients."   Jeff’s bio is available here.