An important member of Kendall Brill & Kelly’s entertainment and media litigation team, Sharon S. Song has been integral to the firm’s success in one of Hollywood’s most closely watched cases, the dispute between the Writers Guild of America and talent agencies over the use of packaging fees.
Ms. Song’s practice focuses on complex litigation, and she is committed to crafting innovative and persuasive strategies for her clients. She has successfully resolved commercial, securities, intellectual property, and real estate disputes in state and federal courts.
Ms. Song has argued in cases before state and federal trial courts and was an integral member of a victorious trial team that excluded all damages evidence from the opposing party and obtained a jury verdict in favor of the client. She has also worked with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and Public Counsel to provide pro bono legal services to Los Angeles residents and undocumented immigrants seeking asylum.
Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 2016
- Journal on Legislation, Supervising Editor
Harvard University, B.A., Sociology, 2012
- Cum laude
- Representing CAA in a major lawsuit filed by Writers Guild of America (WGA) and eight individual writers, alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, and violations of the Unfair Competition Law related to the use of agency packaging fees and the corresponding lawsuit filed by CAA against the WGA for antitrust violations.
- Served as the lead associate on a team that represented a real estate company in a breach of contract dispute over a property worth over $500 million.
- Served as the lead associate in the defense of a director of a large financial institution, who favorably settled a wages dispute with his former employer.
- Served as an integral member of a legal team that obtained a favorable jury verdict for a network and cybersecurity company against whom a patent infringement lawsuit had been filed.
- Served as an integral member of a legal team that obtained the dismissal of a securities class action case against its client, a technology company.
- Served as an integral member of a legal team that obtained a favorable resolution for a pharmaceutical company under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Assisted in the successful defense of a law firm in a multi-million-dollar dispute over attorneys’ fees.
- Assisted in the successful defense of a biomedical company’s patents in multiple inter partes review proceedings.
- Obtained asylum for a transgender man from El Salvador.
- Successfully voided a home improvement contract that a mentally incompetent homeowner had been defrauded into signing.
- Represented a homeowner who was being sued under a fraudulent home improvement contract.
- Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles, Member, 2018–Present
- Irell & Manella LLP, 2016–2019
- California, 2016
- U.S. District Courts
Central and Northern Districts