Justin Sobodash

The Law Office of Justin Sobodash

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Justin Sobodash The Law Office of Justin Sobodash 9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450 Beverly Hills, California 90210 Telephone: 310.461.3577 Facsimile: 310.461.1901 www.sobodashlaw.com [email protected] Education: University of California, Los Angeles B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1998 UCLA School of Law Juris Doctor, 2001 Moot Court Institute for Humane Studies Fellow Practice Areas: Intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, business litigation, and civil rights litigation. Member of Los Angeles County Bar referral panels for entertainment litigation and mediation of business disputes. Named "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation in 2006, 2007, and 2010 by Southern California Lawyers Magazine Representative Matters The Law Office of Justin Sobodash opened in January 2010. We are aggressively and efficiently representing clients in a variety of matters and have successfully resolved several others. The following are examples of ongoing and resolved litigation and pre-litigation matters, and intellectual property matters. Current Litigation and Pre-Litigation Matters Doreen Flynn, et al. v. Eric Holder (United States District Court, Central District of California Case No. 2:09-cv-07772) – Local counsel for Institute for Justice in as-applied challenge to National Organ Transplant Act (http://ij.org/component/content/article/40-other/2899-bone-marrow-backgrounder) Representing defendants and cross-complainants in case involving allegations of assault, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Defense of several contract actions brought against medical practice. Represent outside law firm as plaintiff in case involving breach of confidential settlement provisions. Consult with apparel designer and manufacturer regarding intellectual property matters. Act as local counsel for various out-of-state firms. Resolved Litigation and Pre-Litigation Matters Gonzalez v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) – Drafted amicus brief for United States Supreme Court case in support of medical marijuana and federalism on behalf of Reason Foundation, a free-market, limited government think tank Obtained favorable settlement in Clarke v. Pick Up Stix, Inc. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC432195) - Co-counsel for plaintiff class members claiming fast casual Chinese food chain mislabeled food as “vegetarian.” Successfully settled case representing defendants in case alleging breach of contract, fraud, and intentional interference concerning commercial lease. Obtained favorable settlement in legal malpractice case for plaintiff. Obtained favorable settlement of litigated matter concerning breach of lease of laser for defendant medical corporation. Obtained favorable settlement of litigated matter representing former employee in commissions dispute. Obtained favorable settlement prior to litigation on behalf of design partnership against manufacturer, which wrongly claimed credit for design concept. Obtained favorable settlement prior to litigation for graphic artist against grocery store chain, which infringed copyrighted design placed on grocery bag. Represented company falsely accused of hacking and industrial espionage in pre-litigation discussions. Matter never litigated and no settlement was paid. Intellectual Property Matters SCAN Health Plan – Monitored online use of client trademarks and copyrights, issued cease and desist letters, and successfully terminated infringing uses. Prosecuted trademark applications before United States Patent and Trademark Office for several restaurants and small businesses, including Big Wangs and Ka-Noodle. Reviewed books prior to publication for copyright, right of publicity, defamation, and other issues. Drafted Terms of Use and Privacy Policies for websites, including www.airbnb.com and www.tracksandtails.com. Performed intellectual property due diligence for venture capital firm contemplating purchasing shares in social networking website.
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9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450 Beverly Hills CA 90210

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