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Lee Brenner is chair of the Media and Entertainment practice group and a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Brenner serves as counsel for individuals, television networks, production companies, corporations and partnerships in business, media, entertainment, employment and commercial lawsuits. Mr. Brenner has extensive experience in litigating complex civil matters in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration tribunals. He provides litigation risk analysis and routinely handles consumer fraud class actions, such as those related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Mr. Brenner has also carved a niche litigating matters on behalf of businesses and individuals who have been defamed by anonymous commentators on the internet.

He also has experience defending companies in litigation claims related to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) and advising on Prop 65 compliance.

Mr. Brenner is a Committee Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law, and serves as a co-editor of the Communications Lawyer, the ABA Forum’s publication on communications law.

Mr. Brenner lectures regularly to clients on the subjects of right of publicity, copyright, idea submission and trademark law.

Mr. Brenner is a regular contributor to Drye Wit, Kelley Drye’s media and entertainment law blog.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Entertainment: 25%

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Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite #2300
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-4135


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer-Rising StarN/A2006
Super Lawyer-Rising StarN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartWhite O'Connor Fink & Brenner LLP2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
MONDAQThat's TheWrap: A Change In California Law To Protect Online Media Publications2016
Daily JournalLibel Law Change Good for Publishers2015
Metropolitan Corporate CounselDial M for Murderous Liability: Maximize TCPA Compliance to Minimize Potentially Devastating Consequences2015
LAW360Don’t Despair, There are Defenses to Prop 65 Claims2015
Sports Litigation AlertDo Not Mess with Michael Jordan and His Right of Publicity2015
CALIFORNIA LAWYERDefamation Without a Name2014
Los Angeles LawyerMaking the Mark2014
ELIPS LAW LABInterference With Contract Claims Concerning Copyrightable Subject Matter Are Likely Preempted In The Ninth Circuit2014
LOS ANGELES LAWYERUnderstanding the Law of Spec Scripts and Derivative Works2013
Association of Corporate Counsel JournalCopyright Preemption Takes Another Hit in Idea Submission Cases2012
Los Angeles LawyerReal Characters2012
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNALThe Governing Similarity Standard in Idea Submission Cases2011
COMMUNICATIONS LAWYERTo Protect and to Serve: Police Defamation Suits Against California Citizens Who Report Officer Misconduct2011
Los Angeles LawyerMore or Less (Inverse Ratio Rule and Copyright Infringement)2011
COMMUNICATIONS LAWYEREvidence in the Wastebasket: The Use of Preliminary Drafts in Copyright Litigation2009
LOS ANGELES LAWYERThere's No Role for Media Critics in Copyright Infringement Cases2009
BUSINESS TORTS JOURNALHey, What's the Big Idea? Pretrial Attacks on Fraud Claims in the Idea Submission Context2008
Los Angeles LawyerThe Very Idea2008
Business Torts Journal (ABA)Hey, What's The Big Idea2008
Communications Lawyer (ABA)The Rise of the Bare Corporate Receipt Doctrine, a defense to a claim of access in copyright litigation.2007
Communications Lawyer (ABA)De Minimis Defense to a Claim of Copyright Infringement.2006
National Law JournalThe Next Great Champ vs The ContenderN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of WisconsinN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992