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Four Loeb Partners Recognized in Variety's 2024 "Legal Impact Report"

Loeb & Loeb is pleased to share that Arash Khalili, co-chair of Loeb & Loeb; Marc Chamlin, chair of the firm's Television practice; Litigation partner John Gatti; and Debbie White, vice chair of the Music industry practice, have been honored in Variety's 2024 "Legal Impact Report." The annual report recognizes leading entertainment dealmakers and litigators worldwide, highlighting their significant contributions to the industry over the past year.
In an accompanying profile, Arash is highlighted for taking on the role of co-chair at Loeb in early 2024, all the while maintaining direct involvement with clients, including sports stars such as Chet Holmgren, J.J. Reddick and Dwayne Wade, as well as music artists like Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen. He is noted for recently representing Philpott Meeks, an entertainment-focused business management firm, in its sale to NFP, and representing Vin Di Bona Productions, the company behind the show America’s Funniest Home Videos, in its majority stake sale to an investor group.

Marc is lauded for his ongoing representation of Oprah Winfrey and her company, Harpo Productions, in productions, investments and strategic partnerships, including recently handling her multiplatform TV special on weight loss that premiered in March 2024. He is also recognized for collaborating with Truly Original, Sharp Entertainment, Lucky 8 TV, Bungalow Media and other non-scripted production companies on numerous development and production cable and digital platform agreements, as well as providing general production counsel services.

In addition, John is honored for his representation of film production studios, TV networks, sports companies, leading artists and others in a wide range of entertainment matters. This includes representing Amazon, Miramax and Walmart in a long-running copyright infringement suit involving the iconic Pulp Fiction poster photo, as well as representing DirecTV in a suit brought by SAG-AFTRA. On the transactional side, he is noted for handling publication contracts for three book authors, including the serial killer nonfiction book Hearts of Darkness by former FBI agent Jana Monroe.

Furthermore, Debbie is spotlighted for her impact on the K-pop music industry, representing South Korean entertainment company HYBE and its K-pop bands such as BTS, TXT and NewJeans, in the U.S. music market. Outside of the K-pop genre, she is also featured for her representation of top entertainment companies, music artists and singer-songwriters, including Melanie Martinez in her worldwide headline arena tour deal with Live Nation, Christina Aguilera in her Las Vegas residency at Voltaire in The Venetian Resort, and STX Entertainment and pianist Stephan Moccio in music catalog sales. 
To read the full report, please visit Variety’s website.