201701.03
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San Francisco Office Successfully Compels Arbitration in a Case that Received National Media Attention

Partner Elisa R. Marcaletti successfully moved to compel arbitration in a nationally-recognized case on behalf of the firm’s client, a wedding photography/videography company based in Chicago, Illinois, that does business in over twenty states. Plaintiff, a San Francisco bride whose wedding video was leaked online by a third party unbeknownst to the firm’s client, appealed to the media and sat for different televised interviews with the case getting national attention on Good Morning America. While plaintiff sought a jury trial in San Francisco’s Northern District of California federal court, Ms. Marcaletti successfully lobbied for arbitration where the firm’s client’s corporate offices are located, thus moving the dispute to a more convenient forum and avoiding a lengthy out-of-state jury trial.