Who is Jeremiah Reynolds? Sharon Osbourne's unconfirmed lawyer had Kardashians and Paris Hilton as clients
Reynolds started his career as an associate at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sharon Osbourne has hired a lawyer to deal with the CBS investigation into 'The Talk' after the network began probing reports of an alleged "racially insensitive and hostile environment" on the show, according to reports. The show has been on hiatus for two weeks in the wake of the 68-year-old star's on-air argument with fellow panelist Sheryl Underwood.
The former 'X Factor' judge has reportedly brought in Jeremiah Reynolds from Los Angeles law firm Eisner to represent her in talks with show bosses. A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: “Sharon wasted no time in getting her lawyers immediately on the case. Jeremiah Reynolds has a very strong reputation as a trial and arbitration lawyer and is handling all her negotiations with CBS.”
According to the outlet, Sharon is expecting to be let go from the show but will allegedly be taking a "sizeable settlement", especially if producers want her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Who is Jeremiah Reynolds?
Once named a “Southern California Rising Star” by the publishers of Los Angeles magazine, Jeremiah Reynolds started his career as an associate at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP where he worked on disputes relating to motion picture and television industries.
He earned his BA degree from UCLA in 1997 and then went on to study at the University of Southern California, JD.
Reynolds represented many studios in prosecutions including distribution rights, merchandising and licensing rights, profit participation and other accounting issues, contractual disputes and intellectual property disputes. In 2006, he decided to switch from primarily studio representation to talent side representation.
Who are his clients?
He joined Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP in August 2006 and since then, he has represented many celebrity clients such as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Robert Duvall, Kate Hudson, Reggie Bush, the Kardashian Family, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Billy Blanks, Danny DeVito, Paris Hilton, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and the Estate of Bradley Nowell.
He has also represented numerous independent entertainment and media companies while at Kinsella Weitzman, including Media Rights Capital and Bell-Phillip Television Productions. He is currently working with the Eisner law firm.
Not just that, Reynolds has represented a wide variety of clients in the United States.
Some of his cases listed in his bio on the Eisner website are:
- Obtained the dismissal of copyright and defamation claims brought by the director of the motion picture, 'The Professor and the Madman', which starred Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, against Voltage Pictures. Also defeated efforts by Mel Gibson and his company to reclaim rights to 'The Professor and the Madman' from Voltage Pictures.
- Currently representing actress and television personality Sherri Shepherd in a defamation lawsuit regarding posts on Twitter and Instagram
- Represented boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr’s team in negotiations with Manny Pacquiao in connection with the richest prizefight in history. Represented screenwriter, Mark Boal, and director, Kathryn Bigelow, in a lawsuit brought by Master Sgt Jeffrey Sarver, an Iraq war veteran, alleged his rights of publicity were violated and he was defamed by the movie 'The Hurt Locker'. The suit was dismissed, with Sarver ordered to pay the attorney fees of all involved. Mr Reynolds argued on behalf of Mr Boal and Ms Bigelow before the Ninth Circuit. The decision was affirmed on appeal.
- Successfully obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against his client, MMA fighter, Nate Diaz, by Ballengee Group, a company that claims to be Diaz’s former agents and managers.
- Represented baseball player Ryan Braun in a lawsuit brought by a former friend of Braun’s who claimed that Braun had defamed him. The lawsuit was dismissed in August 2014.*
- Represented Justin Bieber in a wide variety of legal matters. Obtained the dismissal of several cases brought against Bieber.
- Successfully obtained an over $2.2 million judgment in August 2017 against Ted Field on behalf of Johnny Lin and his company Filmula Entertainment, in a fraud lawsuit concerning Johnny Lin’s and Filmula investment in Trauma 2 Records.
- On behalf of Voltage Pictures, successfully obtained over a $5 million judgment against Gulf Film, LLC, the largest film distributor in the Middle East
- Represented filmmaker Oren Peli, creator of 'Paranormal Activity', in various legal proceedings.
- Represented Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne in several legal disputes.
- Represented Michael Keaton in a lawsuit brought by a producer of Keaton’s directorial debut, 'The Merry Gentleman' alleging that Keaton had breached his directing agreement.
- The case was dismissed on summary judgment in December 2014 and was affirmed on appeal.
- Currently represents film distributor Johnny Lin and his company, Filmula Entertainment in several legal proceedings.
- Represented boxers Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in legal proceedings.
- Represented Jennifer Lopez in a lawsuit brought by a former employee of her production company. The case was voluntarily dismissed.
- Represented singer Paul Anka in various legal proceedings.
- Represented Kate Hudson in a lawsuit brought by a hair product manufacturer that claimed that a company that Hudson endorsed had stolen its trade secrets. The case was voluntarily dismissed.
- Represented Tae Bo Founder Billy Blanks in a lawsuit involving Blanks’ former martial arts studio.