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Stanton (Larry) Stein

Stanton (Larry) Stein

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Telephone: (310) 500-3500
Direct Line: 310-828-9128
Fax: (310) 500-3501
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Stanton "Larry" Stein JD '69 is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif and Taylor, in the firm's Entertainment & Media Litigation department. His clientele includes actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, entertainment guilds, talent agencies, personal and business management companies, independent production companies and interactive gaming companies.

Throughout the last decade, Stein has initiated numerous lawsuits challenging vertical integration. Stein's efforts have changed the face of contract negotiation between networks, their affiliated production companies and talent. Stein has brought forth countless lawsuits on behalf of his clients against conglomerates that were self-dealing on licensing fees and a variety of other revenue streams. In turn, his work in this area has drastically affected the way conglomerates and media corporations previously manipulated negotiations to best serve the corporations’ interests. Additionally, Stein’s work has changed how revenue is more evenly allocated amongst profit participants including actors, directors, writers and producers. He is widely known in the entertainment industry as being the primary person to take on Hollywood studios, a task not many have the ability, or the courage, to assume.

In addition to his groundbreaking litigation against vertical integration, Stein is also changing the face of reality television copyright infringement and has a long history of bringing defamation actions against publications and private individuals. As a result of his actions, he has been able to secure dozens of confidential settlements and retractions on behalf of his clients.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.