Lee Brenner, chair of Venable’s Entertainment and Media Litigation Group and Century City Bar Association’s (CCBA) 2020 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year, was featured in CCBA’s October newsletter discussing his practice, his commitment to defending First Amendment principles, and his passion for trial.
The following is an excerpt:
Your practice is focused on entertainment and media litigation. What drew you to this area of law?
Most of my work involves business disputes in an entertainment context, which means anything from idea theft claims, and copyright and trademark infringement, to breach of contract, fraud, or right of publicity cases. I’m a third-generation trial lawyer and grew up listening to my grandfather’s stories about trying cases back in the 1940s. He could talk about trials all day.
So, from the outset of my own career, I couldn’t wait to get into the courtroom, to examine witnesses, and argue cases. To this day, the most rewarding aspects of this job are building the best possible case for my client in court, performing quality cross-examinations, sticking to principles, and making clean arguments. It’s even more gratifying when opposing counsel does the same. That’s the stuff of real lawyering.
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