Michael Garfinkel is an entertainment and media litigator with more than 30 years' experience navigating his clients' most challenging issues. He represents studios, production companies, talent agencies, advertising agencies and artists in matters involving intricate industry-specific agreements, trademark, copyright and right of publicity disputes, trade secrets and defamation. In addition, Michael also represents a variety of clients in commercial litigation including limited liability company and partnership disputes and consumer class action defense.

Michael's long-view approach, hands-on manner and problem solving skills have resulted in enduring client relationships. He relentlessly pursues his clients' goals, whether through pre-dispute advice, creative resolution or, when necessary, arbitration, trial and on appeal. Michael is recognized in Chambers USA as among the top Media and Entertainment Litigators in California, where he is described by clients as "extremely knowledgeable and reliable," "always very quick," "efficient," and "very accessible and attracts lots of respect in the industry."