Michael Garfinkel is an entertainment and media litigator with more than 25 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, Garfinkel also represents a variety of clients in commercial litigation.
Garfinkel’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. He is described by clients as “extremely knowledgeable and reliable,” and “always very quick and efficient.” Since joining DLA Piper in January of 2018, Garfinkel has expanded the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector and enhanced the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group.