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Ryan Baker Discusses Privacy Issues Related to Racy Rep. Madison Cawthorn video on NBC NOW…

In a Friday, May 6 segment titled “Sex, Shame and the Internet,” on NBC NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson, Partner Ryan Baker discussed privacy issues related to social media, specifically addressing a recently released video of U. S. House Representative Madison Cawthorn …

Ryan Baker Quoted by Newsweek on Johnny Depp v. Amanda Heard Trial Break

In a May 9, 2022 Newsweek article, Partner Ryan Baker said Amber Heard “presented some fairly detailed, emotional, strong testimony.” He added that it’s “hard to imagine that testimony won’t be bouncing around in the heads of jurors at the expense of prior evidence …”

Ryan Baker Quoted by BBC on Depp v. Heard One Month into Trial

In a BBC article, Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker said Depp faces a steep challenge. “For the jury to side with Johnny Depp,” Baker said, “they will have to completely disregard Amber Heard’s testimony …”

Melissa Meister Quoted by Law360 on DOJ’s Antitrust Leniency Overhaul

Melissa Meister, quoted by Law360 in an April 25, 2022 story about DOJ’s clarification of rules governing its antitrust leniency program, which is designed to encourage self-reporting about price fixing cartels, said DOJ is still employing “squish language,” that gives prosecutors discretion …

BBC’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ Asks Partner Ryan Baker About Ongoing High-Profile Litigation Between Johnny Depp…

Ryan Baker, who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in defamation and other speech-related cases, commented on the ongoing legal battle between Hollywood celebrities Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. ...

Ryan Baker Quoted by BBC on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial and SLAPP

In a BBC article, Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker said, “It’s not uncommon for a plaintiff to choose the forum, but that doesn’t explain why they chose Virginia over California … in California, Heard would have just knocked this case out right away…”

Ryan Baker Quoted by Vulture on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial and anti-SLAPP

In a Vulture article, Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker addressed the upcoming Virginia trial saying, “In my opinion, if this case were brought in California, I think it would be dead on arrival” because of California’s strict anti-SLAPP law …

Ryan Baker Quoted by Business Insider on Hollywood M&A Frenzy

In a Business Insider article, Co-Managing Partner and Litigator Ryan Baker addressed the M&A frenzy in Hollywood saying, “More traditional media companies are trying to pivot …”

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on Second Circuit Libor Reversal

Partner Keri Curtis Axel, quoted by Law360 on February 1, 2022 on the Second Circuit’s Libor reversal, said that she does not expect the ruling to disrupt the DOJ’s appetite for bring complex cases …

Partner Brian Klein Quoted By WSJ about a Federal Lawsuit involving a DeFi Protocol

Partner Brian Klein, who represents one of the defendants, told the Wall Street Journal, “This apparently ideologically-driven lawsuit is a waste of the court’s and everyone else’s time …”

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on Holmes’ Trial Lessons

Partner Keri Curtis Axel, quoted by Law360 on January 5, 2022 on Holmes’ trial takeaways, said “Judge Davila played chicken with the defense, allowing [Holmes] to testify about the abuse …”

Partner Donald Pepperman Quoted by Law360 on California Antitrust Cases to Watch in 2022

Donald Pepperman, quoted by Law360 in a January 3, 2022 story about California cases to watch In 2022, said antitrust cases “send a clear message to these tech behemoths …”

Partner Brian Klein Quoted By Law360 about Cybersecurity Developments to Watch in 2022

Partner Brian Klein was quoted by Law360 on cybersecurity developments to watch in 2022, saying, “There’s been an uptick across the board in terms of the attention cybersecurity has gotten …”

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by AP as Elizabeth Holmes Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict

Partner Keri Curtis Axel was quoted by AP on January 3, 2022, just before the jury convicted Elizabeth Holmes, saying, “the government needs only a guilty verdict on one count …”

Partner Brian Klein Quoted on NPR about Jury in US v. Elizabeth Holmes

In an NPR broadcast December 29, 2021 about the jury deciding Elizabeth Holmes’ fate, Partner Brian Klein said, “The question becomes, ‘what were you thinking when you were doing these things?’ …

Partner Keri Axel Quoted on Holmes Taking Stand by Yahoo! Finance Live

Former Federal Prosecutor Keri Curtis Axel was quoted by Yahoo! Finance Live about Elizabeth Holmes taking the stand in the Theranos criminal fraud trial. Axel said, “It is very rare for a defendant …

Three Waymaker Lawyers Named 2021 Leaders in Law by Los Angeles Business Journal

Co-Managing Partners Ryan Baker and Scott Malzahn and Associate Emily Stierwalt have been recognized as 2021 Leaders in Law by Los Angeles Business Journal.

Partner Keri Axel Quoted on Theranos Investor Due Diligence by Law360

White Collar Partner Keri Curtis Axel was quoted by Law360 about Theranos investor due diligence, or lack thereof. A former federal prosecutor, Axel said, “Due diligence may not be sufficient …

Partner Brian Klein Quoted in Mercury News about US v. Elizabeth Holmes

In a San Jose Mercury News article on November 1, 2021, Brian Klein, a former federal prosecutor, said “Juries will surprise you. The story is only partially written …”

Ryan Baker Quoted in Business Insider on How Netflix co-CEO Comments on Dave Chappelle May…

In a Business Insider article on October 26, 2021, Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker said, “We have Netflix admitting that this content can be harmful. The CEO has said so in three different ways …

Three Partners and Waymaker Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2022

Partners Ryan Baker, Brian Klein, and Jaime Marquart have been recognized as Local Litigation Stars and …

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on College Admission Scandal Trial Verdict

Government prosecutors won the first trial in the college admission scandal, but Keri Alex said defense attorneys will have solid arguments on appeal …

Partner Brian Klein Profiled as a Law360 2021 Fintech MVP

Brian Klein has been profiled as a Law360 2021 Fintech MVP. His victory in the nation’s first cryptocurrency antitrust case …

Partner Donald Pepperman Quoted by Law360 on Apple’s Mixed Trial Victory Over Epic Games

Donald Pepperman was quoted by Law360 in a September 13, 2021 story about Apple’s mixed victory over Epic Games in their antitrust battle …

Partner Keri Axel Quoted on Defense Strategy In Elizabeth Holmes Trial

White Collar Partner Keri Curtis Axel was quoted by TheWrap about Elizabeth Holmes’ possible domestic abuse defense in her Theranos fraud trial …

Partner Donald Pepperman Quoted by Law360 on Apple’s $100 million Settlement with App Developers

Donald Pepperman was quoted by Law360 in an August 30, 2021 story about Apple’s $100 million settlement saying the deal fails to provide “the structural and other relief that …

Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Law360 on College Admission Scandal Trial Strategy

The “challenge for the government is that Singer is the most involved in the scheme rather than a small player testifying …”

Partner Ryan Baker Quoted in Law.com about Courts Pushing Civil Cases to Settle Due to…

In a Law.com article on July 30, 2021, Co-Managing Partner Ryan Baker said, “It absolutely is the case that, especially in federal courts, civil trials are at the end of the line

Partner Brian Klein Quoted in CNN Article about why Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg might Cooperate…

In a CNN article on July 9, 2021, Brian Klein, a former federal prosecutor who represents individuals accused of high-profile crimes, said, “Prosecutors have a lot of tools at their disposal to try to get someone to cooperate …

Donald Pepperman Quoted by Law360 on Video Games as New Antitrust Target

Donald Pepperman was quoted by Law360 in a June 1st article about video games as an antitrust target. “I think there’s potentially going to be market power issues,” he said …

Partner Scott Malzahn Quoted by Law360 on Car-Share Rental Turf Wars…

"The challenge is, whenever a company’s trying to make a rollout on a national basis and encountering these patchwork laws…

Partner Don Pepperman Quoted About FTC Gearing Up for Aggressive Oversight of Mergers – Compliance…

Partner Don Pepperman was quoted about the Federal Trade Commission planning for aggressive oversight of antitrust and M&A.

Partner Ryan Baker Quoted About Confidentiality Requests in Data Breach Notifications – Legaltech News

Ryan Baker was quoted in a Legaltech News April 7th story about retailer FatFace asking affected customers in a ransomware attack

Partner Brian Klein Quoted in New York Times story about Teenage Twitter Hacker Pleading Guilty

In the New York Times article on March 16, Brian Klein, who represents people accused of high-profile hacking crimes, said, “We haven’t built a juvenile system for young hackers but we should be thinking about how we deal with this in a more systematic, compassionate fashion.”

CA Supreme Court to Consider anti-SLAPP Framework in Geiser v. Kuhns – Daily Journal

Ryan Baker, Scott Malzahn and Chloe George see an opportunity for the Court to “clearly distinguish between the first and second steps of the framework”...

Partner Keri Curtis Axel Discusses Market Manipulation and What Regulators Are Looking into With GameStop…

Keri Curtis Axel commented in video with the Wall Street Journal on February 19th about market manipulation as it relates to the…

Law Firm Names Are Getting More Interesting - Law.com’s Mid-Market Report

With the vast majority of U.S. states now permitting law firms to use trade names as their official moniker, leaders at younger…

Ryan Baker Talks Entertainment Industry Contracts with Variety

Ryan Baker was quoted a Variety article on February 4th about actor Armie Hammer and the potential downfall of his career. Reporter…

LA firm Baker Marquart rebrand as Waymaker - Daily Journal

The firm was featured in the Daily Journal on January 27, 2021 after it was announced that the firm changed its name…

Can Parler, Or Its Amazon Suit, Survive? - Law360

Parler says its return to the web is “inevitable” despite Amazon‘s pulling the platform’s plug for its alleged role in fomenting…

Keri Curtis Axel on Reality Life with Kate Casey Podcast  

Partner Keri Curtis Axel, an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who practices white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense, was a guest on…

Partner Brian Klein Profiled by Coindesk (The Leading Blockchain News Publication)

On May 10, 2020, Coindesk published a profile of partner Brian Klein, noting how he has “exploded onto the…

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Ryan Baker Again as a Leader in Law

For the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Baker Marquart partner and co-founder Ryan Baker as a Leader in Law.

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Attorneys Ryan Baker and Jaime Marquart as Local Litigation Stars; Firm Receives…

In its 2020 rankings, Benchmark recognized partners Ryan Baker and Jaime Marquart “Local Litigation Stars,” ranking them among the top litigators throughout California.

Ryan Baker Selected to National Law Journal’s Sixth Annual Litigation Trailblazers

The National Law Journal named Ryan Baker a 2019 “Litigation Trailblazer.” This recognition is reserved for lawyers who have made an…

Over the Top – The Legal Gridlock that Hinders Competition in the US Streaming Video…

While the recent emergence of streaming platforms such as YouTube TV and Amazon Prime Video seem to provide more options for consumers,…

Ryan Baker’s Q&A with Broadcasting & Cable: Why Over-the-Top Providers Are Hampered by Outdated Copyright…

In the wake of Apple’s announcement of its streaming video platform, Broadcasting & Cable turned to Trial Lawyer Ryan Baker

Winklevoss Capital Fund, LLC’s Attorney Fined $15K for Obstructive Behavior – Winklevoss Twins Ordered to…

Baker Marquart achieved a significant victory for its client Charlie Shrem in Winklevoss Capital Fund, LLC v. Shrem, which is before Judge…

Daily Journal Covers Ryan Baker’s Anti-SLAPP Argument Before California High Court

On February 6, 2019, Ryan Baker argued FilmOn.com, Inc. v. DoubleVerify, Inc. before the California Supreme Court. In the Daily Journal article,…

Baker Marquart Partner Brian Klein Leads New Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition

Inside Bitcoins reported that Baker Marquart partner Brian Klein led the creation of a 50-strong nationwide coalition of attorneys dedicated to protecting…

FilmOn X Fires Back at Broadcasters in D.C. Circuit

Broadcast & Cable‘s John Eggerton reports on Baker Marquart client FilmOn X’s continued push to get a compulsory copyright license to retransmit…

Variety on VidAngel Firing Back at Studio Attempts to Shut It Down

Variety‘s Ted Johnson recently wrote about Baker Marquart client VidAngel’s formal response to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court by…

Brian Klein Speaks on Issues of Regulatory Compliance - Bitcoin 2013 Conference

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