Akin Gump Seeks Finder's Fees From Movie Producer

Law360, San Diego (January 20, 2012, 4:51 PM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on Wednesday sued the executive producer of the Kevin Spacey film “Father of Invention” in California state court, claiming he failed to pay the firm millions of dollars in finder’s fees.

The breach of contract and promissory fraud suit asserts that Mark Manuel never made good on his promises to pay the law firm a finder’s fee for introducing him to studio executives who helped him secure loans with Sony and Warner Brothers as well as a fee for...
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