US Law Firm Luce Forward Lawyer Kathy Jorrie Named AsTop Media and Entertainment Lawyer

Jorrie named in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Law Special Report featuring the city’s ‘Top 100 Lawyers’

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2009) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm with a national reputation, today announced the Los Angeles Business Journal has selected Partner Kathy Jorrie for its Who’s Who in the Law special report as one of the top media and entertainment attorneys in Los Angeles. The special report included 100 of Los Angeles’ Top Lawyers in a variety of specialties. Jorrie was one of eight lawyers recognized in the media and entertainment category.

Jorrie, who is also Partner-In-Charge of Luce Forward’s Los Angeles office, maintains a diversified and thriving practice in the entertainment arena, which has been her primary focus for more than a decade. Her practice includes both transactional and litigation matters domestically and internationally.

Recently, Jorrie acted as lead outside counsel in AEG Live’s dealings with Michael Jackson in connection with the “This Is It” Tour, as well as the legal issues that ensued after Jackson’s tragic death.

Through her representation of AEG Live, Jorrie has negotiated and prepared tour agreements for national and/or international tours of many of today’s blockbuster music artists such as Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Tina Turner, Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, The Eagles and Beyoncé.

In addition to her live event work, Jorrie handles other entertainment matters including, without limitation, touring exhibition work for a variety of exhibitions including “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs”; and litigation and transaction work related to television distribution deals and film related matters. Among her other victories, she successfully represented the DISH Network and others in their battle with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the use of the “Oscar” trademark.

About Luce Forward
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with a national reputation in more than 30 different areas of law. Since its founding in San Diego in 1873, Luce Forward has grown to become home to approximately 200 attorneys in six offices statewide including San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit

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