Stephen Volpe


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Stephen Volpe is a general commercial litigator with a focus on representing clients in the entertainment, media, and sports industries in disputes related to copyright, trademark, contracts, and the First Amendment.  Stephen has also represented clients in products liability class actions, white collar investigations, and fraud and conspiracy cases.

Stephen has an active pro bono practice.  He has represented parents in adoption proceedings and a transgender Mexican immigrant in a petition for withholding of removal.  Stephen also leads O’Melveny’s LGBTQ Employee Network in Southern California.



Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Harvard University, J.D.: cum laude
  • Harvard University, B.A., Sociology: cum laude
  • Representing recording artist and songwriter Kesha in a dispute involving abuse, defamation, and breach of contract claims
  • Representing Fox in a trademark dispute related to the breakout hit Empire and its soundtrack
  • Representing satellite radio broadcaster in class action lawsuits alleging purported “performance rights” in sound recordings made before 1972
  • Representing music management company and its principal in a tortious interference with contract dispute
  • Representing footwear brand in a variety of legal disputes, including trademark and trade dress claims related to its television advertising and a multidistrict litigation involving products liability and defect claims