E. Lacey Rice

E. Lacey Rice: Attorney with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley A Professional Corporation



E. Lacey Rice is a partner in the Business and Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property practice areas of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. Ms. Rice focuses her practice on a wide range of litigation and entertainment matters involving D&O liability, insurance bad faith and coverage, film and television production, copyrights, trademarks, and contract disputes.

Ms. Rice has extensive experience in all facets of federal and state court litigation. She also has significant experience with large scale electronic discovery projects. She has handled matters for producers, studios, gaming conventions, and interactive media companies.

Prior to pursuing her legal career, Ms. Rice was a project director and new media producer at Turner Classic Movies (TCM) during which she formed the foundation for her extensive expertise in entertainment industry transactional matters, including the negotiating and drafting of all forms of film, television, and new media agreements. She is often also retained by gaming and social media companies for their various legal needs.

Ms. Rice received her J.D. in 2009 from Loyola Law School, where she was Chief Production Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. She also served as an extern to the Honorable Samuel L. Bufford of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Ninth Circuit and she is admitted to practice in California and the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts.

Ms. Rice received her B.A. in Film Studies from Emory University in 2003, where she earned her varsity letter in soccer as goalkeeper.

Speaking Engagements

•Insurance & Casualty Litigation 2015 - 2016: The Year in Review
May 3, 2016, San Francisco
May 12, 2016, New York
May 19, 2016, Los Angeles
Presenters: Jennifer E. Acheson, Tim M. Agajanian, Lael D. Andara, Jason L. Beckerman, Lawrence Borys, Michael J. Brady, Blaise U. Chow, John G. Dooling, Stephen J. Erigero, Alan J. Hart, Nicole S. Healy, Geoffrey W. Heineman, Amber W. Locklear, Andrew L. Margulis, Enrique Marinez, Frank J. Pagliaro, Dean A. Pappas, Jung H. Park, E. Lacey Rice, Todd A. Roberts, Kathleen Strickland, Robert A. Suarez, Stacy Monahan Tucker, Eric C. Weissman


•Ropers Majeski Elevates Five To Partner January 20, 2017
Spencer C. Martinez Daniel P. McKinnon, E. Lacey Rice, Blake J. Russum, Robert A. Suarez
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, P.C. (RMKB), a multi-service law firm offering litigation and transactional services nationally and internationally, announces that it has promoted five attorneys to partner, effective January 1 - Spencer C.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Advertising
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(213) 312-2058  Phone
(213) 312-2001  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 2003
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 2009
Year of First Admission:
USDC: Central District of California; USDC: Northern District of California; 2009, California; USDC: Southern District of California; USDC: Eastern District of California
Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Defamation; Trade Libel; Breach of Contract; Los Angeles County Superior Court; Plaintiff T-Shirt Manufacturer; Advertising Injury, Insurance Services; Our client, a t-shirt manufacturer, entered into a contract with a screen printing and licensing company which held licenses for popular comic strip characters. Our client sued a screen printing and licensing company for breach of contract under the agreement to make t-shirts with the characters on them. The screen printing and licensing company cross-complained including a claim of defamation for statements made by our client to other t-shirt manufacturers.; The case settled for confidential sum, and our client received a favorable settlement on the breach of contract claim.

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