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Phone: (213) 243-4233

777 South Figueroa St., Ste. 4400

Los Angeles, CA 90017-5844

Sol Rosenthal


Attorney,Arnold & Porter - Counsel

Current Employer:

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Copyrights ✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander)
✔ Entertainment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Franchise ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Licensing
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Partnerships
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Title Disputes
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes

Work History:

Entertainment lawyer focused on transactional and related business matters for more than 25 years. Before that, business trial lawyer for more than 10 years, handling a broad range of commercial disputes. Experience in business and financial matters and in motion pictures and television, as well as in the recording and music industries. Represents actors, writers, directors, producers, and production companies. Writers Guild-Association of Talent Agents Negotiator for more than 20 years, representing writers in the television field when their agents have a conflict of interest. Has attended numerous entertainment law and business programs over the years and has written and spoken on entertainment law subjects.

ADR Experience: Has arbitrated more than 200 cases; has mediated and advocated in numerous proceedings, including entertainment disputes at the Writers, Directors, and Screen Actors Guilds under collective bargaining agreements or other contractual disputes. Arbitration panelist for American Arbitration Association, American Film Marketing Association, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Writers Guild of America.


American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator II Training, Los Angeles, 2/01; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Los Angeles, 5/99; Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Basic Mediation Training, 9/94.


Admitted to the Bar: Maryland, 1959, California, 1961.


Beverly Hills Bar Association (Past President; Entertainment Law Committee, Past Chair); Los Angeles Copyright Society (Past President); Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (Board of Directors); Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Past Board of Governors); Fellow College of Commercial Arbitrators.


Princeton University (AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa-1956); Harvard University (JD, cum laude-1959.


Enforcement of Personal Service Contracts in the Entertainment Industry


Beverly Hills Bar Journal, 1973; Screen Credit and the Law


University Of California At Los Angeles Law Review, 1962. Contact Arbitrator Phone: 1 213-243-4233 Fax: 1 (213) 243-4199 E-mail: 777 South Figueroa St., 44th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90017-5844

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