Drew Breuder

Partner

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Drew Breuder is a highly skilled litigator who has extensive experience in a variety of areas, focusing on copyright, trademark, intellectual property, and entertainment and media. Major clients whom Drew has represented in recent years include major motion picture studios, a leading athletic footwear company, a national satellite radio broadcasting company, live sporting, music, and boxing promoters, and others in the entertainment and media industries.

Drew’s accomplishments stem from his impressive experience and dedication to ensuring his clients’ success.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2019, 2020)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 for Media & Entertainment and Intellectual Property litigation

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D.: cum laude; Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy in International Business
  • Boston University, B.A., Political Science: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Member

  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Represent leading athletic footwear company Skechers in a variety of legal disputes, including the successful defense of copyright infringement claims by photographer seeking $250 million in damages; the defense of trademark and trade dress claims by Under Armour involving the company’s advertising and marketing; the defense of multi-district litigation involving tens of millions of dollars in product liability and defect claims; and numerous other litigation matters
  • Represent home furnishing company Z Gallerie in all aspects of its intellectual property, including defense of copyright infringement claims involving alleged copying of artwork and other designs
  • Represent national satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM in series of high profile lawsuits concerning alleged performance rights in sound recordings made before 1972
  • Represented 18 record label plaintiffs in the seminal Internet file sharing litigation, A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, and represented Sony and other motion picture studios in copyright infringement lawsuits against the Morpheus, Music City, Grokster, and Kazaa MP3 Internet file sharing networks
  • Represented Motown Records founder and visionary Berry Gordy in numerous legal matters and disputes, including the successful defense of royalty and other claims brought by former Motown songwriters and producers; the successful trial of malicious prosecution claims against those songwriters; and misappropriation of “name and likeness” claims relating to the film Dreamgirls
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