Business Litigation

SA&M Attorneys Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis Featured in Law360

By August 7, 2019 No Comments

law360Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Partner, Daniel Rozansky, and Senior Counsel, Crystal Jonelis, were featured in Law360’s  Expert Opinion column for an article titled “Calif. Justices Create Arbitration Compromise Conundrum.” Law360 is a legal news service operated by the Portfolio Media company, a subsidiary of LexisNexis.

The full article can be viewed here: Calif. Justices Create Arbitration Compromise Conundrum

About Daniel Rozansky

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 on the entertainment industry.

In areas of entertainment and media litigation, Dan represents clients across multiple platforms including film, television, music, concerts and touring, and digital media.  As a result of his well-recognized skills, Dan has prevailed in a number of high-stakes entertainment cases, including some of Hollywood’s most significant cases in the areas of copyright, trademark, First amendment, profit participation, reality television, right of publicity, rights of privacy and breach of implied contract.

Dan’s achievements are not limited to the entertainment industry.  He has successfully represented clients in the real estate, toy, banking, insurance, restaurant, clothing, luxury goods, and travel industries, in such areas as trade secrets, partnership, contract, and unfair competition disputes. While Dan is known for his willingness to “take it all the way”, Dan’s goal is to design a strategy to put his clients in the best position for early dismissal including through motions to dismiss, anti-SLAPP motions, summary judgment motions, and favorable settlements.  As a result, not only has Dan achieved early dismissal of multiple claims and actions, but he has also prevailed in cases short of trial, resulting in significant recoveries.  When cases do go to trial, Dan has achieved great success at the state, federal and appellate levels.  In all instances when his clients prevail, Dan looks for opportunities to recover their attorneys’ fees and has, in fact, recovered millions of dollars in fees for his clients.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two daughters. Dan sits on the Board of Directors at Vista del Mar, a non-profit organization founded in 1908 that provides comprehensive, family-centered social, educational, and behavioral health services, which encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self-reliant, stable, and productive lives.

About Crystal Jonelis
Crystal Jonelis is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice. Crystal 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.

Crystal 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.

Crystal takes pride in her ability to help clients reach their endgame in the most efficient way possible, without sacrificing the quality of work product.  Crystal 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.

Crystal is a board member and secretary of Ballet For All Kids, a non-profit that provides national classical ballet and dance instruction to children of all abilities and needs.

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