On November 16, 2020, Lee Brenner, Belinda Vega, and Alex Weingarten were recognized among the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders in Law nominees. This award honors legal professionals who have made great accomplishments within their organizations and communities and recognizes their ongoing contributions to the Los Angeles market.
Lee Brenner, chair of Venable's Entertainment and Media Litigation Group, is a trial attorney and business litigator. With numerous published decisions in his career, Lee is a proven litigator with deep experience in the media and entertainment industry, particularly in the areas of defamation, copyright law, idea theft, credit disputes, privacy, intellectual property, and right of publicity. He also has developed significant experience regarding defamation by anonymous posters on the Internet. He has an extensive background in handling high-stakes business disputes.
Belinda Martinez Vega focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including matters involving unfair business practices, securities litigation, intellectual property, contract disputes, and fraud. Belinda also counsels clients on corporate compliance and conducts internal investigations in response to government inquiries and allegations of misconduct. She has been actively involved in handling litigation and providing confidential pre-litigation advice for entertainment clients defending against sexual harassment charges.
Alex Weingarten is a commercial trial lawyer who represents clients in all facets of entertainment, probate, and business litigation. In addition to the Los Angeles Business Journal, Alex has been recognized by such publications as the California Daily Journal, Variety, and Billboard as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in Los Angeles, one of the top entertainment litigators in the nation, and one of the 500 most influential business leaders in the region. Clients look to Alex to handle "bet the company" cases, to protect their integrity during the very public litigation process, to provide a fresh approach, and to suggest novel and overlooked strategies. He is aggressive in optimizing results and prides himself on finding the most direct route to victory. Alex is known for his trademark tenacity and his creative and zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients.
The Leaders in Law finalists and winners will be announced on November 18, 2020 during a virtual event.