Jeffrey A. Barker

Partner

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Jeffrey A. Barker has tried numerous high-stakes cases that have commanded national and international media attention. Jeff’s practice spans multiple industries and his clients include household names in the entertainment, apparel, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and oil and gas industries.

Although Jeff’s practice focuses on advertising and intellectual property matters, he has spent much of his career prosecuting and defending complex actions involving intricate financial and accounting issues in a variety of business contexts.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Rising Star” for entertainment litigation in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles magazine

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits 
  • US District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas 

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1993; Chief Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review; Distinguished Advocate, UCLA Moot Court Honors Program
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1989: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • Honorable William J. Rea, US District Court, Central District of California

Member

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • California State Bar, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections
  • Emeritus Member and Former Co-Chair, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium Advisory Committee
  • Special Deputy Prosecutor, City of Redondo Beach (pro bono)

Advertising, Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets

  • Co-lead counsel for publicly traded footwear company in defending action by competitor asserting Lanham Act and state law trademark and contract claims based on shoe designs and product names
  • Co-lead counsel for a publicly traded tax services provider in Lanham Act and unfair competition litigation against competitor arising out of false and misleading television and Internet advertising
  • Member of trial team for subsidiary of publicly traded pharmaceuticals company in litigation brought under the DTSA and state trade secrets law against competitor who misappropriated confidential materials and recruited employees in violation of non-solicitation and non-competition agreements
  • Member of trial team that secured a rare “head start” injunction on behalf of publicly traded pharmaceuticals company against international competitor for improperly obtaining and using stolen trade secret customer information
  • Member of team that defended publicly traded footwear company against copyright infringement and Lanham Act claims related to advertising and packaging brought by photographer
  • Co-lead counsel for significant music industry figure in resolving privacy, misappropriation, and Lanham Act claims against major motion picture studios 
  • Lead counsel for independent producer of documentary films that successfully prosecuted action to recover misappropriated documentary footage
  • Member of team that successfully prosecuted claims of trade dress and design patent infringement on behalf of publicly traded designer and manufacturer of personal computers

Class Actions, Mass Torts and Personal Injury

  • Lead counsel for publicly traded operator of senior living communities in statewide class action asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Unruh Act, and various consumer protection and elder financial abuse statutes on behalf of present and former residents of communities throughout California
  • Co-lead counsel for promoter, boxer, and multiple publicly traded media defendants in multidistrict litigation involving 43 nationwide and statewide class actions alleging false advertising and consumer protection statute violations arising out of a pay-per-view boxing match
  • National counsel for subsidiary of publicly traded pharmaceuticals company in state and federal multidistrict litigation involving over 25,000 product liability claims relating to transvaginal polypropylene mesh products
  • Co-lead counsel for publicly traded footwear company in nationwide state and federal court litigation involving regulatory, class action, and individual claims for alleged false advertising, violations of consumer protection statutes, and personal injuries related to rocker bottom and other toning shoes
  • Lead counsel for publicly traded operator of senior living communities in elder abuse action

Other Business and Accounting Disputes

  • Member of trial team that defeated accounting and mismanagement claims against a publicly traded national homebuilder brought by local developer seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and, instead, secured a US$54 million judgment, including attorneys’ fees, against the plaintiff
  • Lead counsel in obtaining dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction for publicly traded multinational construction services corporation in action by public utility asserting alter ego and agency liability arising out of US$100 million power plant dispute
  • Member of team that defended the former President, COO, and CEO of Enron in a four-month criminal trial and in numerous civil proceedings
  • Member of team that won a judgment at trial defeating alter ego liability for a publicly traded multinational energy company