The arrival of Michael Garfinkel at Venable was covered by Law360 and Bloomberg Law on April 19, Attorney at Law on April 20, and The Recorder on April 21. Mr. Garfinkel rejoins Venable as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Garfinkel, who previously worked at the firm from 2007 to 2011, is an entertainment and media litigator with more than 30 years of experience.
Mr. Garfinkel represents studios, production companies, talent agencies, advertising agencies, and artists in matters involving intricate industry-specific agreements; trademark, copyright, and right of publicity disputes; trade secrets; and defamation. He also represents a variety of clients in commercial litigation, including limited liability company and partnership disputes and consumer class action defense.
Commenting on his return to Venable, Mr. Garfinkel said, “I fondly remember my early years at Venable when the Los Angeles office was still in its infancy. Today, the office has grown tremendously and has become a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. I felt that now was a great time to return, and I am looking forward to expanding my practice in the LA market.”