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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.  
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Jassy, Carolan and Um Listed Again in The Best Lawyers in America
August 2020 - Duffy Carolan, William Um and Jean-Paul Jassy were listed again in The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-selected honor.   Carolan has been listed since 2008, and was recognized in the fields of Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.   Um has been listed since 2017, and was recognized in the field of Insurance Law.   Jassy has been listed since 2011, and was recognized in the fields of First Amendment Law, Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.   Additionally, Jassy was selected by his peers as the Los Angeles "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of First Amendment Law, which follows his "Lawyer of the Year" honors in 2015, 2016 and 2019.  
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Jassy Comments on Executive Order Targeting TikTok
August 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy was quoted in a Hollywood Reporter article concerning President Trump's Executive Order targeting social media application TikTok.   The article can be found here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Defeats Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Second Attempt at a Defamation Suit Against Huffington Post
April 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy, William Um, and Elizabeth Baldridge secured the dismissal of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defamation complaint against Huffington Post in the District Court for the District of Columbia.   After the Jassy Vick Carolan LLP team successfully moved to dismiss Arpaio's initial case alleging defamation in October of 2019, Arpaio filed a second suit based on the same underlying allegations.   The Court’s order dismissed the case with prejudice.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
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Jassy Recognized Again By Chambers And Partners In First Amendment Litigation
April 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy was recognized again by the prestigious Chambers & Partners in the field of Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - California.   The entry reads: "Jean-Paul Jassy is noted for his expertise in First Amendment issues and his wide-ranging practice also sees him handle copyright infringement, profit participation and breach of contract claims.   An interviewee comments: 'He is an excellent lawyer, who is extremely smart, very calm and has a fantastic analytical sense.'"