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Power Lawyers 2011

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    Litigation
    Steve Marenberg
    Steve Marenberg
    Irell & Manella

    The top intellectual property expert is repping Universal Music Group in a high-profile copyright infringement case against Veoh Networks. In May, he argued in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the user-generated content on Veoh's site is not immune from liability under safe-harbor laws, an issue being monitored by social media websites around the world. He is also lead counsel for UMG in a long-running dispute with Bing Crosby's heirs, and he continues to represent the owners of Alvin and the Chipmunks in a massive dispute with 20th Century Fox over the second Chipmunks movie, The Squeakquel. And he's the litigator for Activision in a complex case against rival Electronic Arts over, among other things, profits from video game franchise Call of Duty.

    OFF-DUTY Marenberg is a soccer fan who blows off steam by skiing in winter and playing tennis in summer.

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