Richard Marks brings a unique combination of on-the-ground transactional experience and the ability to simplify the often-opaque nature of the entertainment business—especially the accounting aspects—to assist the trier of fact in understanding what’s at stake and each party’s rights and obligations in connection therewith.
Richard’s concise and thorough detailing of custom and practice has been a key factor used by entertainment litigators such as Miles Feldman, Roman Silberfeld, Dale Kinsella, Marty Singer, and Sheldon Eisenberg—to name just a few— to enhance the positions of and outcomes for their clients, just as Richard does in his day-to-day legal and business affairs practice closing cutting-edge deals for leading film, TV, animation, and digital companies.
Because Richard only takes one or two cases per year (he’s not a “professional expert” who tends towards advocacy rather than integrity), the only engagements he accepts are those he believes are legally sound and factually righteous. By way of example, Richard was hired by the creator of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in its suit against ABC/Disney, and based on his trial testimony as to breach and damages, the jury awarded over $300M—still the largest plaintiff verdict in an entertainment industry “vertical integration” dispute. In addition, Richard has been engaged to provide expert testimony by CAA, ICM, Warner Bros., Johnny Depp and the WGA.