Media & Entertainment MVP: Katten Muchin's David Halberstadter

By Kevin Penton (December 16, 2016, 6:46 PM EST) -- Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP partner David Halberstadter secured a highly publicized First Amendment victory this year involving the Academy Award-winning film "The Hurt Locker," earning him a spot on Law360's 2016 list of Media and Entertainment MVPs.

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT David Halberstadter

Katten Muchin The Ninth Circuit ruled in February that the First Amendment protected the rights of Halberstadter clients Summit Entertainment LLC and the film's director, producer and writer from claims by an Army sergeant that the defendants violated his rights of publicity by allegedly basing the protagonist of "The Hurt Locker" on his persona, mannerisms and habits.

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