Richard Morse has over two decades in-house business and legal experience in all aspects of entertainment, digital media, the arts, and sports businesses. His experience spans production, film finance, and international distribution.
Before joining Samini Baric APC, Mr. Morse served as general counsel or head of business and legal affairs for several entertainment entities including Bauer Martinez Studios, Grand Illusions, and Entertainment Business Group. He also served as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Radar Pictures and Radar Music, the successor company to Interscope, and as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for iMedia International in a joint venture with Signatures Network (formerly Sony Signatures Network, now part of Live Nation).
In addition to his in-house roles, Mr. Morse has represented world-class artists such as the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osborne, and Rick James, including for example, negotiating and managing licensing agreements for "Super Freak and acting as lead trial counsel in the highly publicized "St. James Club" case.
Education University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Psychology, Marketing emphasis with Honors)
Bar Admissions California
Court Admissions Northern District of California Central District of California Southern District of California United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States Supreme Court
NICOLE C. PRADO, SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Nicole Prado is a senior associate at the firm with over ten years’ experience handling trials, motion depositions, motion practice and discovery on complex business disputes. Ms. Prado’s cases span a wide variety of industry sectors including entertainment, real estate, manufacturing, construction, automotive, food franchises, and nutraceuticals. Ms. Prado has second-chaired over ten jury trials.
Education Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.) University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Economics)
Bar Admissions California New York
Court Admissions Central District of California Southern District of California United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit