Larry Russ is a founding partner and co-head of the litigation department of Russ August & Kabat (www.raklaw.com). As an active trial attorney, Mr. Russ focuses on trademark, copyright, patent, business torts, securities, and complex litigation. Mr. Russ also works extensively on antitrust and unfair competition matters.
Throughout his career, Mr. Russ has successfully represented clients in the direct marketing industry and the apparel industry. Mr. Russ also has extensive experience representing clients in the home entertainment, technology and communications sectors, including video game hardware manufacturers, computer software developers, electronic toy makers and wireless communications companies. Additionally, Mr. Russ consults with established and emerging companies in connection with e-commerce, financing, expansion, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, strategic alliances and intellectual property issues.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Russ is the past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund Los Angeles zone. He is also involved as a principal of several well known Los Angeles apparel companies including world renowned retailer, American Rag Cie, and a newly established, national retail specialty store chain called Industrie Denim in a joint venture with Levi Strauss. Industrie Denim, opened it first stores in San Francisco and Scottsdale in October 2011. Mr. Russ is one of the founders of Bootie Cam LLC, a company that founded the technology of installing closed circuit cameras in dressing rooms, so that consumers could view how apparel fit them from behind without distortion.
Mr. Russ was recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Publishers of Los Angeles Magazine from 2008-2014. Additionaly, in 2013 and 2014, Mr. Russ was recognized as a Southern California Top 100 Super Lawyer.
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I endorse this lawyer. I know Larry for nearly 30 years. During that time we have worked together as co-counsel on several cases and represented opposing parties in several cases. Whether working together or opposing one another, Larry has always acted with the highest integrity and professionalism. He is a vigorous advocate but always with the interests of his client clearly in view. Larry is also discerning, insightful and creative. Many lawyers are smart - far fewer consistently demonstrate balance and wisdom in formulating and executing litigation and resolution strategies. Larry is a superb attorney that I wholeheartedly endorse.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Managing Partner & Co-head of the litigation department||Russ August & Kabat||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Jewish National Fund||Past President; Member of the Board of Directors||N/A|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Past Associate Editor||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member of Litigation, Antitrust, IP Law Sections||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member of the Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law Sections||N/A|
|Levi Strauss & Co. v. Federated Pants, et al.||Victory|
|Forever 21 v. Express||Victory|
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|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Talking Shop: Attorney, Business Owner Juggles Jobs||2012|
|WWD||AMERICAN RAG, LEVI'S UNITE FOR NEW DENIM CONCEPT||2011|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Protectable Plaids?||2011|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of California, Berkeley||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|