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O'Melveny's Successful Representation of Warner Bros and Screenwriter in "Last Samurai" Litigation Reported by Major Media

February 16, 2012 Many media outlets, including Variety, Law360, and The Hollywood Reporter, covered the decision by a federal court judge to dismiss Warner Bros. and screenwriter John Logan from a suit claiming that the screenplay for "The Last Samurai" was lifted from the work of writers Aaron and Matthew Benay on February 16, 2012. An O'Melveny team led by Business Trial and Litigation Practice Group leader and partner Daniel Petrocellli successfully represented Warner Bros and Logan. Other members of the team included partner James Pearl, and associate Brian Finkelstein, also of the practice group and the Firm's Century City office.