Marty Katz Recognized as Entertainment Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine
Marty Katz, Century City-based Entertainment and Media partner, has been honored with a 2008 Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award in the "Entertainment" category. Katz was recognized by the editors of California Lawyer magazine for his two big cases for Disney in 2007—a Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming a lower court ruling that certain paintings allegedly shown to Disney 45 years ago did not bear a striking resemblance to the Epcot theme park, and a summary judgment against the claims that Sweet Home Alabama infringed on a previously submitted script. Also in 2007, Katz won a big judgment for Columbia Pictures that denied actor Robert Wagner a share of the ancillary and subsidiary rights to the Charlie’s Angels movies.