Michael Kump is a problem solver who fights tenaciously to protect his clients’ valuable intellectual property and contractual rights. Representing plaintiffs and defendants in a broad and sophisticated litigation practice for over thirty-five years, Mr. Kump has extensive experience and success inside and outside the courtroom in all aspects of intellectual property, entertainment, contract, trade secrets, and antitrust litigation. He represents a wide array of corporate and individual clients, including Starz Entertainment LLC, MRC (Media Rights Capital), William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, USI Holdings Corporation, Whalerock Industries, Skydance Media LLC, Michael Keaton, Seth MacFarlane and Shaquille O’Neal.
Mr. Kump was selected to the “2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” an honor also bestowed upon him in 2011. Mr. Kump was named in 2017, 2016 and 2015 to the two most prestigious lists of leading lawyers in the media and entertainment industry: “The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Lawyers” and “Variety’s Legal Impact Report.” He has also been recognized in 2017, 2016 and 2015 by Chambers USA in the field of Media & Entertainment Litigation, considered the most prestigious rankings in the legal profession due to their rigorous peer-review process. The Daily Journal, the leading legal newspaper in California, named Mr. Kump to its prestigious list of the 50 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California for 2017, and also recognized his trial victory on behalf of his client Jamie McCourt, in “Top Plaintiffs’ Verdicts by Impact 2010.” Mr. Kump is a perennial selection in U.S. News & World Report’s The Best Lawyers in America and Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers magazine.