Arista Records LLC et al v. Lime Wire LLC et al

Filing 321

MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 320 MOTION for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to Withdraw as Attorney Notice of Motion and Motion for Withdrawal of Counsel.. Document filed by Mark Gorton, Lime Group LLC, Lime Wire LLC, M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership. (Sommer, Michael)

Case 1:06-cv-05936-KMW Document 321 Filed 09/14/10 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ) ARIST A RECORDS LLC; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION; ARISTA MUSIC, f/k/a BMG MUSIC; CAPITAL RECORDS LLC, f/k/a CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.; ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INe.; INTERS COPE RECORDS; LAF ACE RECORDS LLC; MOTOWN RECORD COMPANY, L.P.; PRIORITY RECORDS LLC; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, f/k/a SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; UMG RECORDINGS, INe.; VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA, INe.; and WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., Plaintiffs, v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CaseNo. 06 CV 5936 (KMW) ECF Case MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) LIME WIRE LLC; LIME GROUP LLC; MARK GORTON; GREG BILDSON; and M.J.G. LIME WIRE FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Defendants. -----------------------------) Michael S. Sommer Tonia Ouellette Klausner WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.C. l301 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor New York, New York 10019 Tel: (212) 999-5800 Fax: (212) 999-5899 msommer@wsgr.com; tklausner@wsgr.com Colleen Bal (pro hac vice) WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.e. One Market Plaza SpearTower, Suite 3300 San Francisco, California 94105 Tel: (415) 947-2000 Fax: (415) 947-2099 cbal@wsgr.com Attorneys for Defendants Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton, and M.J.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership Case 1:06-cv-05936-KMW Document 321 Filed 09/14/10 Page 2 of 2 Pursuantto Local Civil Rule lA, Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton, and the M.1.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership ("Defendants") respectfully submit this Memorandum in support of their request to allow the withdrawal of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. ("WSGR") as counsel for Defendants in this action. In support of this Motion, Defendants, through the undersigned counsel, state as follows: 1. Since March 12, 2010, the law firm of WSGR has been counsel of record in this action for Defendants. Defendants have changed counsel and have agreedthat WSGR should be allowed to withdraw as counsel of record for Defendants. The law firm ofWillkie FaIT & Gallagher LLP appearedin this action as counsel for Defendants on September 1,2010 and is serving as counsel of record for Defendants. 2. Defendants, through their counsel, have communicated to counsel for Plaintiffs Defendants' intention to move for withdrawal of WSGR as counsel of record. Plaintiffs' counsel have stated that Plaintiffs have no objections to this Motion, provided that the change of counsel does not delay the proceedings. 3. Granting this Motion will not causeany delay as Defendants will continue to be representedby counsel. WHEREFORE, Defendants respectfully request that the Court grant their Motion to allow the law firm ofWSGR to withdraw as counsel of record for Defendants. Dated: September 14, 2010 Respectfully submitted, By: Isl Michael S. Sommer Michael S. Sommer WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI, P.c. Attorneys for Defendants Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton, and MJ G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership -1-