June 2024 – Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partner Philip M. Kelly has been recognized as a 2024 “Power Lawyer” by premier Business and Entertainment publication, The Hollywood Reporter. This annual list recognizes and profiles Hollywood’s Top 100 Lawyers.

In its profile of Mr. Kelly, the publication recognized the KBK Partner for his representation of Paramount Global against a “bombshell lawsuit” involving the alleged undermining of a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for the streaming rights to South Park, specifically citing that he “fired back with a countersuit accusing WBD of claiming breaches of terms that don’t actually exist in their deal.” The Hollywood Reporter also noted that Mr. Kelly recently secured a settlement for CBS in a case involving Chuck Norris’ company, Top Kick, and its pursuit of $30 million in connection to the popular TV show Walker, Texas Ranger.

Mr. Kelly is a named KBK partner with over 20 years of legal experience who stands as one of Hollywood’s leading litigators, having achieved significant victories in cases involving some of its biggest names, including Paramount Global, NBCUniversal, TikTok, Inc., Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Electronic Arts, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, CBS Broadcasting, legendary composer Hans Zimmer, and Regency Entertainment.

In addition to receiving this award, he is perennially recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as one of California’s leading media and entertainment litigators and was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California in 2022. Variety, one of Hollywood’s leading publications, has repeatedly recognized Mr. Kelly as one of Tinseltown’s leading lawyers. Benchmark Litigation also honored him as one of its 2021 and 2022 Litigation Stars, and Lawdragon regularly recognizes Mr. Kelly as Leading Litigator in Entertainment and Media Litigation.