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

Filing 322

DECLARATION of Michael S. Sommer 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)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ARISTA RECORDS LLC; ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION; ARISTA MUSIC, f/kla BMG MUSIC; CAPITAL RECORDS LLC, f/kla CAPITOL RECORDS, INe.; ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INe.; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; LAF ACE RECORDS LLC; MOTOWN RECORD COMPANY, L.P.; PRIORITY RECORDS LLC; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, f/kla SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; UMG RECORDINGS, INC.; VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA, INC.; and WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC., Plaintiffs, v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 06 CV 5936 (KMW) ECF Case DECLARATION OF MICHAEL S. SOMMER 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. 1301 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.C. 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 MJ.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership I, Michael S. Sommer, declare the following to be true under penalty of perjury: 1. 2. I am an attorney duly admitted to practice law before this Court. I am a partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In March 2010, my law firm was retained to act as lead counsel for Lime Wire LLC, Lime Group LLC, Mark Gorton, and the MJ.G. Lime Wire Family Limited Partnership ("Defendants") in the above-referenced action. 3. Defendants have changedcounsel and are currently represented in this matter by Joseph T. Baio, Tariq Mundiya, and Todd G. Consenza ofWillkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. These attorneys entered their appearanceson September 1,2010 and are currently representing Defendants. 4. Jeffrey R. Fanner, Senior Counsel of Lime Wire LLC, has authorized WSGR and the individual attorneys who have entered appearancesin this matter to withdraw as counsel for Defendants. 5. Plaintiffs' counsel have indicated that Plaintiffs have no objections to this Motion, provided that the change of counsel does not delay the proceedings. 6. Granting this Motion will not cause any delay in the proceedings because Defendants will continue to be representedby counsel. I hereby declare and certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing statementsmade by me are true and correct. Executed: September 14, 2010 By: --~------~~~~~--------------Michael S. Sommer --~-- -1-