Kent Raygor, a partner in the Century City office, practices in the Business Trial, Intellectual Property, and Entertainment Technology and Advertising groups.
Areas of Practice
Complex business litigation: Complex litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, appearing before state and federal trial courts around the country, including the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court, Multidistrict Litigation Panel, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.
- Business litigation: Corporate management and partnership disputes in the hedge fund, venture capital, banking, and other industries; consumer class actions, including cases for Gillette, Pier 1, and MillerCoors; complex, high-tech patent litigation for Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, and others; cases with significant constitutional issues arising under the First Amendment, the Reserved Powers Doctrine, Contracts, Equal Protection, and Privacy provisions; multidistrict litigation (MDL) defending clients against numerous copyright, unfair competition, and consumer class action lawsuits consolidated before a single court.
- Media law litigation and counseling: Emphasis on contract, licensing, distribution, sponsorship, First Amendment, privacy, defamation, and right of publicity litigation; pre-publication clearance analyses for films, documentaries, screenplays, advertising, books, news, and web and mobile content; complex matters for many Fortune 500 companies, including Fox, Disney, ABC, ESPN, Lions Gate, CNET, and Sony Pictures; numerous right of publicity and invasion of privacy cases defending clients against claims by celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dianne Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron Diaz, Audioslave, Weezer, Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Sandra Bullock.
- Intellectual property litigation and counseling: Trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, patent, computer, and Internet litigation and counseling matters for UGG, Eddie Bauer, MillerCoors, Sprint, MGA Entertainment, Digital Domain, CompUSA, TigerDirect, Hurley, Billabong, Samsung, and many others.