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Amanda Jane McLaughlin

Amanda Jane McLaughlin

also known as Amanda Mooney, Amanda McLaughlin Mooney

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About Me

Amanda is a Senior Partner with Goodman Mooney focusing primarily on US and international intellectual property and corporate matters, including brand protection, trademark prosecution, copyright protection and domain name disputes.  Amanda has a great deal of experience in the consumer goods sector and has served as outside general counsel to Too Faced Cosmetics, Inc. for a number of years now.  Amanda is also keenly familiar with the changing landscape of new media law and has been featured in numerous publications on the legal challenges presented by new media and internet law.  Her passion for apparel and beauty products has rendered Amanda an excellent fit as legal counsel for various up and coming brands.  Amanda also enjoys working with the action sports sector, a field she grew particularly comfortable with while handling sponsorships and endorsements for Boost Mobile.


Amanda has presented her brand protection program, geared for both small and large clients, at various conferences, including the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Berlin and ASR in San Diego. Amanda is also adept at negotiating and drafting a wide range of corporate contracts, including license agreements, endorsement agreements, sponsorship agreements, agency agreements (software, media, public relations and event production) and agreements related to artists, musicians and commercial photographers. Amanda’s experience in the business sector as Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs at Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint Nextel affords her a well versed sensibility that benefits her clients.


Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Amanda graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science where she received Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost’s Honors. Amanda obtained her Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego, School of Law with an emphasis in intellectual property and international law. While at the University of San Diego, Amanda received the highest grade in Copyright Law and attained honors in Legal Writing and the Children’s Advocacy Policy Clinic. In 1999, Amanda obtained a Diploma in International and Comparative Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University.


Amanda is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is an adjunct professor of law at Whittier Law School teaching an advanced course in Copyright Law.


Amanda resides with her husband and two miniature schnauzers in Mission Viejo, CA.


Languages Spoken: English, French

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Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    13 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
    13 years
  3. Trademark Application: 20%
    13 years
  4. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    13 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Branigan Andrew Robertson

    Amanda is a great attorney. I recommend her firm, GoodmanMooney to many friends and colleagues. I used to work for her back in law school and learned a ton from her. Do yourself a favor and hire her.


    Branigan Robertson Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Brian Neal Gurwitz

    I have had the good fortune of knowing Amanda for several years. I have represented several clients who have worked with her on intellectual property matters. Without exception, each client was impressed with the work that she and her colleagues performed. Amanda is an outstanding intellectual property attorney and a very nice person - a terrific combination for clients.


    Brian Gurwitz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goodman Mooney

8001 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 1170
Irvine, California, CA, 92618

Goodman Mooney

3420 Bristol St Fl 6
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top LA Women LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2012
Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost's HonorsUC San Diego1997
Highest Grade, Copyright LawUniversity of San Diego, School of LawN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerGoodman Mooney2011 - Present
Senior AssociateBurkhalter Kessler Goodman & George LLP2009 - 2011
CounselBoost Mobile, LLC, a subsidiary of Sprint Nextel2009 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorWhittier Law School2007 - 2008
Senior AssociateGoodman Law Group, PC2001 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2012 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2004 - Present
Orange County Chapter of the UC San Diego Alumni Association.President2003 - Present
British American Business CouncilMember2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cao Yong v. CostcoConfidential settlement
Too Faced Cosmetics v. Sun LiangDomain transferred to my client
Too Faced Cosmetics v. Belize Domain Whois Services LtdDomain name transferred to my client
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Publication NameTitleDate
PR WebOrange County IP Attorneys Start New Firm2011
OC RegisterPeople on the Move2011
Bloomberg NewsTrademarkia Upends Trademark Filing Process2011
Transworld BusinessSocial Media and the Law2011
OC MetroThree OC Lawyers Launch Goodman Mooney Firm2011
Orange County Business JournalSocial Media and the Law: a Checklist2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
International and Comparative Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University.N/ADiploma1999
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Action Sports Retailers San DiegoBrand Protection2008