Kelley Drye

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Sarah L. Cronin

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Los Angeles
Phone: (310) 712-6117
Fax: (310) 712-6199

Sarah Cronin is a senior associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where her practice focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, and complex business litigation. Ms. Cronin has represented and advised media and entertainment companies on a variety of matters, including copyright, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, employment, media insurance, and trademark matters, including cyberpiracy and Internet domain name retrieval through WIPO, and she has appeared before state and federal courts. Ms. Cronin also represents clients in general litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance coverage, and consumer class action defense.  She is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Ms. Cronin served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard A. Kramer, Judge of the California Superior Court, County of San Francisco, Complex Litigation Department in 2005. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston, Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in 2006.

Representative Experience

CBS Radio Inc. adv. Second Chance Financial, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles (2012).  Represented CBS Radio Inc. through a bench trial, obtained dismissal of fraud and breach of contract claims; secured award of over $550,000 in attorneys’ fees in client’s favor.

Fox Searchlight Pictures v. Camelot Pictures, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 394751 (2009).  Represented Fox Searchlight Pictures in a financing dispute over the motion picture “Margaret.”

Part of a team that successfully represented a cooperative association of 450 family-owned dairies, maker of the best selling brand of butter in the Western U.S., in a class action filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that the labeling of certain of their dairy products were false and misleading in violation of the California Unfair Competition statutes, as well as the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Judge dismissed the case with prejudice on federal preemption grounds.

Has assisted in successfully retrieving numerous Internet domain names incorporating clients’ trademarks from cybersquatters all over the world.

Has assisted in the representation of one of the nation’s top ten commercial construction companies in multimillion dollar insurance coverage disputes nationwide.

Memberships & Associations

State Bar of California, Litigation Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section (“ELIPS”)
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Pro Bono

Ms. Cronin performs pro bono services in connection with the Alliance for Children’s Rights.  Ms. Cronin successfully represented a client seeking early intervention services for developmental delays.

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March 2014

The Art of Appropriation

Los Angeles Lawyer