High profile entertainers, entertainment industry leaders, athletes, other celebrities, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals may find themselves the subject of civil disputes due in part to their celebrity status. They may also face criminal prosecution.

We have represented famous athletes, coaches, actors, entertainment executives and celebrities in high stakes matters that could negatively affect or even end their careers. Public personas involved in litigation sometimes need experienced trial counsel to resolve disputes efficiently while maintaining their public image discreetly. And when faced with false accusations they may choose to fight back, go to trial and clear their names. A few of such matters are listed below, but for reasons of confidentiality others cannot be.

  • In 2022, successfully defended Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in a sexual battery civil jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  After five years of intense litigation, the K/A team convinced the jury that Mr. Spacey was not liable and Mr. Rapp should not be given a penny of the $40 million dollars he was seeking.  The jury deliberated only thirty minutes before reaching a unanimous verdict. The trial was covered by the global media.
  • Currently representing Calvin Broadus (Snoop Dogg) in United States District Court in civil litigation.  Plaintiff withdrew her lawsuit after Keller/Anderle brought two motions to dismiss.
  • Represented Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey on civil litigation in the Central District of California. Case removed to federal court and dismissed.
  • Represented Michael Ovitz (founder of the Creative Artists Agency and former Chair of the Walt Disney Company) against defamation allegations brought by a former LA Times journalist. Confidential settlement reached.
  • Represented member of Miami Dolphins Super Bowl champion team on allegations of “road rage.” Case dismissed following counselling and community service.
  • Represented through jury trial mixed martial arts champion on charges of attempted murder. Jury returned lesser verdict defense requested.
  • Successfully represented former head of USA Swimming and Coach of US Olympic Swim Team on civil lawsuit alleging negligent supervision of an assistant.  Lawsuit was dismissed by plaintiff after intense litigation.