Lawrence  C. Hinkle II

Los Angeles, CA - Century City Office

Lawrence, who is the chair of the firm’s Entertainment Litigation Practice Group, represents institutional and individual clients in a wide range of entertainment and litigation proceedings. He counsels these clients on various topics related to business disputes and litigation prevention, as well as non-litigation matters, frequently in the capacity of outside general counsel.

As a litigator, Lawrence has extensive experience in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations and mediations across numerous industries including entertainment, media, technology, finance, real estate, insurance, apparel and manufacturing.  He has handled disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, right of privacy, right of publicity, employment, shareholders, partnerships and joint ventures. 

In the entertainment industry, Lawrence is experienced in representing a range of clients in the music, film, television and other entertainment-related fields including actors, writers, directors, producers, record companies, recording artists, talent agents and agencies, business and personal managers and management companies, musicians, models, production and distribution companies, investors, entertainment guilds and many other individuals and companies.

As a counselor to his clients, Lawrence advises, strategizes with and negotiates on behalf of clients, including those not involved in litigation.  He assists them in responding to pre-litigation claims and resolving disputes, helping them plan to avoid potential litigation, and providing guidance in the structuring of their professional relationships.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Lawrence has served as Chair of the National Bar Association's Pipeline Diversity Initiative, President of the John M. Langston Bar Association, President of the California Association of Black Lawyers, Vice President and General Counsel of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and a board member of The Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce Education Fund and Foundation.

In addition, he has served as Litigation Chair of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, as a member of the Executive Committee the State Bar of California’s Litigation Division and as a Board Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Lawrence is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and law schools throughout the country.

Honors and Awards

  • Included in a list of Southern California "Super Lawyers" (2015)
  • Recipient of the National Bar Association Chairman’s Award, Entertainment, Sports and Art Law Section (2014)


Featured: "Black Entertainment Lawyers’ Event Honors Film Academy Head," The Daily Journal (September 3, 2013)
"Fox Rothschild Cements Commitment to Entertainment Clients," (November 15, 2012)
Featured: "Ford Returns as Lead Sponsor of 8th Annual Hollywood Bureau Symposium," Los Angeles Sentinel (February 16, 2012)
Mentioned: "Hollywood Docket," The Hollywood Reporter (August 18, 2011)
Mentioned: "Movers," The National Law Journal (July 4, 2011)
Mentioned: "CMCP Member Highlights," The California Minority Counsel Program Newsletter (May/June 2011)
Mentioned: "On the Move," Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 20, 2011)
Mentioned: "The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in the Am Law 200," Am Law Daily (June 14, 2011)
Featured: "Fox Rothschild LLP Expands Presence in Los Angeles With the Addition of Litigator Lawrence C. Hinkle II," (June 8, 2011)

Speaking Engagements/Events

Representing Celebrities in a Time of Crisis
Presented by: Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
Beverly Hills, CA
July 19, 2012
Celebrity Litigation: What Transactional and Litigation Attorneys Need to Know
Presented by: Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia's Entertainment Law Basics Boot Camp Seminar
Atlanta, GA
May 11, 2012