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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer-Rising Star||N/A||2006|
|Super Lawyer-Rising Star||N/A||2005|
|Part||White O'Connor Fink & Brenner LLP||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles Copyright Society||N/A||N/A|
|MONDAQ||That's TheWrap: A Change In California Law To Protect Online Media Publications||2016|
|Daily Journal||Libel Law Change Good for Publishers||2015|
|Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||Dial M for Murderous Liability: Maximize TCPA Compliance to Minimize Potentially Devastating Consequences||2015|
|LAW360||Don’t Despair, There are Defenses to Prop 65 Claims||2015|
|Sports Litigation Alert||Do Not Mess with Michael Jordan and His Right of Publicity||2015|
|CALIFORNIA LAWYER||Defamation Without a Name||2014|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||Making the Mark||2014|
|ELIPS LAW LAB||Interference With Contract Claims Concerning Copyrightable Subject Matter Are Likely Preempted In The Ninth Circuit||2014|
|LOS ANGELES LAWYER||Understanding the Law of Spec Scripts and Derivative Works||2013|
|Association of Corporate Counsel Journal||Copyright Preemption Takes Another Hit in Idea Submission Cases||2012|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||Real Characters||2012|
|SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL||The Governing Similarity Standard in Idea Submission Cases||2011|
|COMMUNICATIONS LAWYER||To Protect and to Serve: Police Defamation Suits Against California Citizens Who Report Officer Misconduct||2011|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||More or Less (Inverse Ratio Rule and Copyright Infringement)||2011|
|COMMUNICATIONS LAWYER||Evidence in the Wastebasket: The Use of Preliminary Drafts in Copyright Litigation||2009|
|LOS ANGELES LAWYER||There's No Role for Media Critics in Copyright Infringement Cases||2009|
|BUSINESS TORTS JOURNAL||Hey, What's the Big Idea? Pretrial Attacks on Fraud Claims in the Idea Submission Context||2008|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||The Very Idea||2008|
|Business Torts Journal (ABA)||Hey, What's The Big Idea||2008|
|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 Journal||The Next Great Champ vs The Contender||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Wisconsin||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|