Kimberly A. Meyer joined Bird Marella in 2022, specializing in entertainment litigation, profit participation claims, and intellectual property.
A substantial part of Ms. Meyer’s practice is representing film and television talent in their most significant disputes. In a case that drew national attention, Ms. Meyer represented actor-producer Scarlett Johansson in her groundbreaking lawsuit alleging that The Walt Disney Company had improperly failed to release her film Black Widow as promised, opting instead for a “day-and-date” release on streaming service Disney+ that deprived Ms. Johansson of tens of millions of dollars in box office bonuses. Ms. Meyer was also part of the trial team that obtained the largest award in the history of profit participation arbitration, on behalf of David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, and Kathy Reichs, the actors and author-producer behind the hit Fox television series Bones.
Ms. Meyer was recognized by Variety as a top entertainment litigator in its 2019 Legal Impact Report. In 2023, she was named a Rising Star by Law360 for Media & Entertainment.
Ms. Meyer is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, a recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Prize for Copyright and Trademark Litigation, and served on the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.