Bo Pearl

Partner

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Bo Pearl represents companies in the entertainment, sports, and technology industries in their general business, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation. Legal 500 recommends Bo as an “outstanding litigator.” Bo was listed in the prestigious Variety Legal Impact Report, listing the most influential entertainment attorneys. The Recorder hailed Bo in 2017 as a Giant-slayer for his work in the Kesha/Dr. Luke litigation. Finally, The American Lawyer nominated the O'Melveny Team for their Global Legal Litigation/Dispute Resolution Matter of the Year in 2017 for their $3 billion summary judgment win for Samsung in the Optical Disk Drive case.

Bo’s practice involves representation of both defendants and plaintiffs. On the defense side, Bo has obtained full defense judgments for clients such as Warner Bros., the Walt Disney Company, Live Nation, Samsung, and Manny Pacquiao.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2019)
  • Named a “Giantslayer” by the The Recorder in 2017 for work on Kesha litigation 
  • Named 2017 “Leader in Law” Finalist in Entertainment by Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Recommended for "Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions" by Legal 500 (2017)
  • Recommended as an “Outstanding Litigator” by Legal 500
  • Named a Top 10 Competition Attorney Under 40 by Law360
  • Named a “Rising Star” in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles magazine (2008-2011)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern, and Central Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D.: Editor, Georgetown Law Journal; Equal Justice Foundation Scholar
  • University of California at Davis, B.A.: Frank J. Mesple Scholarship Recipient; White House Intern

Professional Activities

Speaker/Publications

  • “The Difficulties of Showing Pass Through in Indirect Purchaser Component Cases,” Competition (December 11, 2018)
  • Antitrust Class Actions After the Supreme Court’s 2015 Term,” Bloomberg BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report (November 2015)
  • “A Cost-Cutting Solution to the Discovery Burdens of Antitrust Disputes,” Competition Policy International (May 2013)
  • “Antitrust Statute Of Limitations: A Limit Only In Theory,” Law360 (February 2013)
  • “Expanding The Extraterritorial Reach Of US Antitrust Law,” Law360 (June 2012)
  • “Survival of the Fittest - Aspen Skiing,” Law360 (April 2011)
  • “Evidence Preservation Warfare; Ediscovery Lessons Learned from AMD v. Intel,” ACC Docket (September 2010)
  • “Pricing Conduct Beyond The Safe Harbor,” Law360 (July 2010)
  • “Breaking Down Borders: The Power of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30 to Compel the Deposition of a Corporate Party's Foreign Employee,” Bloomberg Law Reports (July 19, 2010)
  • “Be Nice, Now, Be Nice,” Corporate Counsel (May 2010)
  • “Dominating the World: How Monopolists Face an Increasingly Uncertain Fate in the Courts and Before Global Regulators,” Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (March 2010)
  • “AMD v. Intel: A Case Study,” UCLA Law (November 2009)

Member

  • Chair of the Board, Make-A-Wish, Greater Los Angeles
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust and Litigation Sections
  • California State Bar, Antitrust Section
  • Georgetown Law Alumni Board
  • Appointed by American Bar Association President to Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements (Prior) 
  • Representing pop star Kesha in litigation surrounding abuse claims in California and New York.
  • Representing Agilent in trade secret litigation against company founded by former Agilent senior scientist.
  • Obtained dismissal of defamation claim for Real Housewives of Orange County star on anti-SLAPP motion
  • Won summary judgment and complete defense judgment for Samsung in $3 billion indirect purchaser (as well as retailer and manufacturer) claims regarding optical disc drives.
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