Larry Stein, Esq.
Stanton “Larry” Stein is a partner and head of Russ August & Kabat’s Media and Entertainment group. Larry represents a variety of clients in the media and entertainment industry including actors, writer, directors, producers, musicians, personal and business management companies, independent production companies, and interactive gamine companies. Throughout his career, he has brought groundbreaking litigation on behalf of creators and owners of all genres of entertainment content, including the first profit participation case challenging vertical integration and first matter seeking copyright protection in reality formats. Larry is frequently recognized by leading legal, business, and entertainment industry publications and organizations for the success he has achieved on behalf of his clients. Some of these achievements include being ranked as a “Top Media and Entertainment Litigator” by Chambers USA, regularly recognized as a “Power Lawyer” by The Hollywood Reporter and recently recognized as a Legal Legend, a “2020 Top Music Lawyer” by Billboard, and a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2004. The Daily Journal named Larry one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in California,” while the Los Angeles Business Journal profiled him in ” Who’s Who in LA Law,” and California Lawyers featured him as a top five “A-list Entertainment Lawyers.” Nationally, Larry has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America and in Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America. Larry received the “Entertainment Lawyer of the Year” awards from both the Beverly Hills and Century City Bar Associations, as well as the ACLU Foundation’s “Pro Bono Civil Liberties Award.” Larry is a frequent author and lecturer in the field of entertainment law. He has taught classes at USC Gould School of Law, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and University of California Berkeley School of Law. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and debate scholarship recipient. In 1969, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law School where he was Editor of The Law Review, Winner of Moot Court Competition and recipient of an academic scholarship. Larry and his wife Jackie live in Santa Monica, California with their two dogs. They have two children and five grandchildren who also live in Santa Monica.