Amy R. Lucas

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Amy Lucas is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She regularly handles entertainment, contractual, and intellectual property disputes, mass torts and product liability cases, business torts, and class actions.

Amy has represented a wide range of companies in trials, arbitrations, and appeals, as well as pre-litigation counseling. Amy thrives on complex and challenging matters, and her unwavering dedication to excellence and detail delivers results even in the most difficult cases.  Amy’s clients span various industries, and in recent years have included major motion picture and television studios, media companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, fashion companies, major financial institutions, and auto manufacturers.

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Corporate & Government Experience

  • Prior to attending law school, Amy worked in corporate communications and business development at a major marketing and branding agency.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for her work in Entertainment, Sports & Media (2019)
  • Named to the 40 & Under Hot List in General Commercial, and Media & Entertainment by Benchmark Litigation (2018-2019)
  • Featured in Variety's 2017 Legal Impact Report (Up Next)
  • Symposium Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • UCLA Eleanor Klein Merit Award

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Second and Ninth Circuits
  • US District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California, Western District of Michigan

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 2008: Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Communications, 2003: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Board of Governors

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)

Author

  • Author, "Specialty License Plates: The First Amendment and the Intersection of Government Speech and Public Forum Doctrines," 55 UCLA L. Rev. 1976 (2008)

Co-Author

  • Co-Author, "Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law," IP Litigator (September/October 2010)  
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in multi-district litigation and nationwide state actions related to opioid medications
  • Representing fashion company in trademark and intellectual property dispute with athletic apparel manufacturer 
  • Representing a major television studio in confidential arbitration brought by the producer and creator of a long-running network television drama alleging vertical integration claims and seeking allegedly unpaid contingent compensation 
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in ongoing Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings alleging product liability claims, trial team obtained full defense verdict in first California trial
  • Defended bank and investment brokerage in a lawsuit brought by NFL star alleging fraud, RICO, conspiracy, and other torts arising out of a third party’s embezzlement of money from brokerage and bank accounts
  • Represented satellite radio broadcasting company in a series of copyright litigations and class actions asserting unprecedented public performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings
  • Represented movie studio in a complex intellectual property and contract putative class action
  • Represented creators of the multibillion-dollar video game franchises Call of Duty and Modern Warfare in complex litigation against a videogame publisher for breach of contract, wrongful termination, and fraud. (West & Zampella v. Activision)
  • Represented the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in litigation, trial, and appeal concerning the rights to the Golden Globe Awards Show. (HFPA v. Dick Clark Productions)
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