Daniel Rozansky, Cristy Jonelis, and Karine Akopchikyan were featured in the Daily Journal for their article “Did Twitter Cross the Line by Commenting on Trump’s Tweets?” Twitter is in the limelight after it flagged and commented on President Donald Trump’s tweets on three different occasions in the past few weeks. While Twitter, like other interactive computer service providers, enjoys protection under the Communications Decency Act from an array of Civil claims including defamation, such protection is not unlimited.
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Daniel Rozansky is a Partner of the firm in the Business Litigation Practice. Clients engage Dan before disputes ever arise to advise on strategies to minimize litigation risk and to put clients in a position for a successful outcome if litigation does arise. For example, he regularly reviews television pilots, screenplays and other material in development to assist those clients in identifying and avoiding potential liabilities; he advises clients, including Fortune 100 companies, on best practices for recording communications; he counsels clients on best practices to protect trade secrets and other confidential information; and he guides clients contemplating exiting unfavorable business relationships. When disputes arise, Dan brings his decades of experience at AmLaw 100 and 200 firms and his relentless approach help achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. This approach has led Dan to be recognized as an industry leader, including being listed as a top entertainment and media litigator in Chambers USA (2011-2019). In 2013, 2014, and 2016, he was featured in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report,” which names the top attorneys who are making a significant impact in the entertainment industry.
Cristy Jonelis is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice. Cristy is well-versed in all aspects of business and commercial litigation, having overseen numerous cases from inception to winning verdicts (and even the subsequent winning appeals). However, her primary focus is in the area of entertainment and media litigation, with particular emphasis in the anti-SLAPP arena.
Cristy has represented a wide variety of clients on both the plaintiff and defense side, including television and motion picture producers, reality television production companies, radio stations, film financiers, banks, investment firms, transportation companies, and credit card companies.
Cristy takes pride in her ability to help clients reach their endgame in the most efficient way possible, without sacrificing the quality of work product. Cristy is cognizant that cases often take left turns, and she is able to quickly adapt to respond to any obstacle that is thrown her way during the complex litigation process.
Karine Akopchikyan is a Litigator in the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice group. Karine has extensive experience representing and advising plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She focuses her practice on resolving complex contractual disputes, intellectual property disputes (including copyright, trademark, patent, right of publicity, and trade secret claims), cyber insurance coverage disputes, and disputes involving unfair competition, fraud, and other business torts. In large part, Karine’s success lies in her integrity, diligence, and ability to bring people together.
Outside of the office, Karine is committed to improving the academic and social outcomes for students in her community. With roots as a credentialed public school teacher, Karine helped create the Pasadena Bar Association’s Mentorship Committee, which connects law students with seasoned attorneys. In addition, she regularly volunteers as an attorney proctor for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Teen Court Program, which focuses on the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.