Jeff is a litigator admitted to practice in California.  He represents clients in state and federal courts across a range of complex civil litigation matters including copyright, trademark, trade secret, art law, contract, and entertainment disputes.  Jeff also counsels clients on legal issues relating to contemporary art.

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained favorable settlement in Lanham Act/trademark dispute involving Southern California financial institutions.
  • Represented private art foundation in copyright, trademark, VARA, and breach of contract dispute regarding artist Robert Indiana’s oeuvre.
  • Represented Venture Capital client in state law defamation dispute.
  • Litigated high-profile trade secret dispute regarding driver-less vehicle technology.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer chips in global litigation against competitor.
  • Represented Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in corporate governance related matter.

Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Jeff was an Intellectual Property litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster and an associate at Quinn Emanuel.  He received his Juris Doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, and his B.A. in English Literature from New York University.  Jeff completed an Article III clerkship for the Honorable Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore in the Southern District of Texas, and previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program.

Jeff is active in both the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association, and counsels clients in matters relating to start-ups, emerging technologies, and contemporary art.  He has presented CLE’s on art law including Emerging Issues in Art Litigation and What Attorneys Should Know About Art Collecting.

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