United States: Kilpatrick Townsend Adds David Graber To Los Angeles Office
Last Updated: June 20 2013

LOS ANGELES (June 6) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that David Graber, with more than 25 years of entertainment law experience, has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a transactional entertainment lawyer.

"David is a tremendous addition to the Los Angeles office," said Larry McFarland, Kilpatrick Townsend's Los Angeles Managing Partner. "Dennis Wilson and I have worked closely with David as a firm client and have seen first-hand the outstanding insight and expertise he can offer from his years of working in numerous facets of the entertainment industry. Clients will greatly benefit from his extensive experience."

"Kilpatrick Townsend, with its nationally-recognized intellectual property department which includes over 90 trademark and copyright attorneys, is the perfect fit for the next step in my career," said David Graber. "The attorneys in this firm become trusted business and legal advisors who help chart the successful path of a client's company. I look forward to serving and expanding Kilpatrick Townsend's roster of exceptional clients."

In his most recent role as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for Wild Brain Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Graber managed all legal and business affairs for the company, including television production and distribution, video, licensing and merchandising, and all matters related to intellectual property, personnel and litigation.

Prior to his position at Wild Brain, Mr. Graber was Head of Business Affairs for DreamWorks Home Entertainment for eight years. He handled the legal and business affairs for the video division, including negotiating and drafting all documents relating to marketing and promotions, distribution and licensing, sales and acquisitions (including all-media acquisitions), and providing advice to senior management regarding marketing, litigation, personnel, antitrust and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Graber also cultivated international experience by serving as Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Europe for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International. In addition, Mr. Graber negotiated and drafted all agreements relating to Fox's operations in its six subsidiary and nineteen licensee territories.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Graber worked as an attorney in private practice. He was a litigation partner at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, in Beverly Hills, where his practice focused on entertainment-related matters involving breach of contract, interference with contract, copyright, defamation and intellectual property actions in state and federal courts including appellate work at the state Supreme Court level. Mr. Graber began his law career as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers, in Century City, where his practice emphasized entertainment litigation.

Mr. Graber graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, from UCLA.

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