William Briggs is a trial lawyer and civil litigator with broad experience in the entertainment industry. William represents some of the top talent in film, television, music, and sports. He has experience in state, federal, and appellate courts, and with arbitrations, involving intellectual property disputes, complex entertainment contract disputes, partnership disputes, rights of publicity and First Amendment issues, and employment matters.
William has substantial courtroom experience in disputes that involve:
- First Amendment
- Invasion of privacy
- Right of publicity
- Guild disputes
- Profit participation
- Royalty payments
- Violations of the Talent Agencies Act
- Interpretation and enforcement of talent, executive, distribution, film, and recording contracts
In addition to his courtroom practice, William works with clients to respond rapidly to emergency situations and to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions. When difficult and challenging issues cannot be resolved without litigation, he is prepared to try the case for the client.