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O’Melveny’s Representation of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Noted in Several Media OutletsAugust 10, 2011 A California federal judge ruled on Monday that the ongoing dispute between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions surrounding the broadcast rights to the Golden Globes should go to trial. There was widespread media coverage of US District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank’s denial of summary judgment, with stories appearing in the Associated Press, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, Variety, Perez Hilton, and Deadline Hollywood, among others.
Law360’s August 10, 2011, story “Golden Globes Broadcast Fight Heads To Trial,” identified HFPA’s legal team as Daniel Petrocelli, Linda J. Smith, Robin M. Wall, Amy Riley Lucas, and Marvin S. Putnam of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. The Associated Press’ August 10, 2011, article, “Judge Says Trial Needed to Resolve Globes Dispute,” quotes Petrocelli, chair of O’Melveny’s Business Trial and Litigation practice, about the potential ramifications of granting rights to the Golden Globes broadcasts to NBC producers in perpetuity. "We would be at their mercy," he said. "Forever."
The case is Hollywood Foreign Press Association v. Red Zone Capital Partners II LP et al., case number 2:10-cv-08833, in the US District Court for the Central District of California.