REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

  • Defended a group of production companies in an insurance coverage dispute over a highly publicized aviation accident on a recent major motion picture
  • Representing the rights holders of a famous animated character in copyright and trademark disputes across the globe
  • Successfully prosecuted a trademark dispute for a renowned wine brand against a competing brand
  • Advising on copyright action against production company over alleged misuse of content on worldwide superstars' tour and music video
  • Lead counsel in a cutting-edge fair use trial in the viral content space
  • Represented more than 50 commercial producers in an entertainment industry-wide wage and hour class-action lawsuit and various subsequent individual litigation matters
  • Defending highly publicized wrongful death action brought against a production company that was producing promotional content for a major motion picture
  • Defeated a plaintiff's antitrust claims against one of the nation's leading bar associations in a high-profile California federal court action regarding allegations of engaging in monopolistic practices by limiting the number of accredited law schools and by lobbying for restrictive rules which require corporations to be represented by licensed counsel
  • Defended a studio executive in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud relating to a blockbuster film
  • Represented a leading digital advertising agency in a trade secret and defamation action relating to a potential automotive campaign
  • Representing a leading digital media licensing company in a copyright action involving the pervasive infringement of the company's videos
  • Represented a former NFL athlete and sports and entertainment executive in connection with a contract dispute regarding a management company
  • Defended a prominent former NFL and Olympic athlete in a civil action brought by the SEC
  • Represented a municipal school board in an NEPA matter involving the location of the proposed west side subway extension in Los Angeles
  • Defended a global retailer in a group of California class actions alleging Song-Beverly Credit Card Act violations concerning the collection of personal identification information
  • Defended a leading media conglomerate in a putative class action challenging mobile ad serving technology under a variety of state and federal privacy statutes, in one of the first cases to challenge tracking of mobile Internet usage
  • Defended an office product manufacturer in a California class action involving invasion of privacy claims and challenges to privacy statutes due to the defendant's alleged practice of monitoring and recording telephone communications between the defendant's sales force and the plaintiff and plaintiff's class
  • Defended a national sports nutrition company against alleged consumer class action claims concerning certain products the defendant manufactured and marketed as dietary supplements for use as bodybuilding and weight loss supplements
  • Represented a global manufacturer of workplace products against one of the company's competitors regarding allegations of trademark infringement, false advertising, bait-and-switch and violations of the Lanham Act regarding the competitor's practice of utilizing advertising techniques that led consumers to believe they were purchasing the plaintiff's products
  • Represented a leading advertising agency in a securities derivative suit filed in the US District Court in the Central District of California
  • Secured a favorable settlement for a direct marketing advertiser in a Song-Beverly class action alleging improper capture of personal information during credit card transactions at retail locations
  • Defended a mobile content provider in a consumer class action alleging improper business practices
  • Represented a credit counseling company in a California consumer class action regarding whether the company is a valid nonprofit and thus subject to the requirements of the CROA statute
  • Represented the manufacturer of a national brand lotion in a California consumer class action alleging false advertising among other claims
  • Represented a major security firm in a federal class action complaint alleging the company failed to protect its employees' personal, confidential information from theft
  • Represented the liquidating trustee of a bankrupt computer manufacturer against an international investment bank in a fraudulent claim regarding supplemental agreements
  • The Ninth Circuit affirmed a defense summary judgment Doug's team obtained for an advertising agency in a high-profile case arising for advertising for popular fast food chain