In its September 12, 2016 issue, the Los Angeles Business Journal
named Venable partner William Briggs
to its list of Most Influential Minority Lawyers. Briggs was described as a "leading trial lawyer and civil litigator with extensive experience in the entertainment industry." He was singled out for his "substantial courtroom experience in disputes that involve trademarks, the First Amendment, defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, guild disputes, profit participation, royalty payments, and interpretation and enforcement of talent, executive, distribution, film and recording contracts."