Loralee Sundra

Attorney

sundral@ballardspahr.com
Tel 424.204.4373
Fax 424.204.4350
Los Angeles

Loralee Sundra focuses her practice on matters involving the First Amendment, media and entertainment law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.

Loralee also regularly counsels clients on domestic and international copyright, trademark, licensing and other entertainment, media, publishing, and internet-related matters.

Representative Matters

  • Benjamin DuBay v. Stephen King, et al., Case No. 17-00348-CIV-HES/MCR: Assisted in discovery, discovery motions, and successful motion for summary judgment in copyright claim against The Dark Tower prose novels, graphic novels, and theatrical film.
  • Donna West v. Tyler Perry, Lions Gate Entertainment, Tyler Perry Company, Case No. 2:07-CV-200: December 2009: Assisted a trial team that obtained a jury verdict in favor of defendants (Tyler Perry, Lions Gate Entertainment, Tyler Perry Company) in a copyright infringement lawsuit over Tyler Perry's movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
  • Corbello v. Devito, et al., Case No. 08-CV-00867-RCJ-PAL: Assisted in all phases of a nearly decade-long case in which she obtained summary judgment for Frankie Valli and the other creators of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement and an accounting based on a theory that defendants became co-copyright owners of a biographical manuscript about a former Four Seasons member. Following the Ninth Circuit's reversal of summary judgment and remand to trial, the jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, and she filed a post-trial Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, which the Court granted as to all remaining defendants on a finding of "fair use" as a matter of law.
  • Reed Martin v. Vivendi Universal Entertainment, LLC, Focus Features, LCC, James Jarmusch, Glenn Riberg, Case No. CV06-1684 RSWL (JWJx): Assisted a trail team that obtained a defense verdict and dismissal of a copyright and idea theft lawsuit regarding the motion picture Broken Flowers filed against the writer/director Jim Jarmusch, Universal Studios, Focus Features, and producer Glenn Rigberg.

Professional Activities

Los Angeles County Bar Association

University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1992, with honors)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 1989)

California