Handler switches to Thelen, Reid & Priest

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Entertainment lawyer Carole Handler has joined national firm Thelen, Reid & Priest as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Handler’s signature client is Marvel Enterprises. She represented the company through marathon litigation over the rights to Spider-Man that culminated in Sony’s acquiring rights to the character and launching its blockbuster franchise. She is currently representing Marvel in a dispute with Sony over merchandising rights.

Handler joins Thelen Reid from O’Donnell & Schaeffer, where she also focused on the interface between copyright and antitrust law.

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