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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Jennifer L. Brockett

BrockettJennifer
Partner
T213.633.6860
F213.633.6899

Jennifer Brockett represents businesses in commercial, intellectual property and franchise litigation. She regularly represents and advises businesses in negotiations and actions involving alleged violations of franchising and business opportunities law, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement, computer hacking, and unfair competition.

Jennifer’s work includes trials in both state and federal court and arbitrations. Jennifer served as the chair of the State Bar Committee on the Administration of Justice, and co-authored California’s Model Jury Instructions regarding trade secrets (required for use in all trade secret matters tried in California).

Representative Experience

Better Business Bureau of the Southland v. Council of Better Business Bureaus

Successfully defended the Council of Better Business Bureaus in obtaining the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the relationship between the Council and a local BBB was a franchise. (2012)

Samson Investments, AVV v. Local Billing, LLC

Represented defendants in copyright infringement and DMCA claims. (2011)

Pacific Rim Housing Corporation v. Brackenhoff Management Group, Inc.

Successfully represented the plaintiff at trial establishing breach of contract and fiduciary duties based on the defendant property manager’s submission of false information to HUD. (2011)

Warlick v. Fatburger Corporation

Defended Fatburger against claims by its former CEO that the CEO was terminated due to, among other things, “whistleblowing” activity regarding Fatburger’s FDD. The action resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement after Jennifer obtained a summary judgment regarding the bulk of the plaintiff’s claims (2009)

Milton H. Greene Archives, Inc. v. BPI Communications, Inc.

Summary judgment decision established new protections for the use of publicity photos, contrary to a prior decision in a related case brought by the same plaintiff. Obtained a substantial award of attorneys' fees against the plaintiff for successfully defending a book publisher by establishing that photographs of Marilyn Monroe appearing in a biography were in the public domain. Affirmed by 9th Circuit on appeal. 2009 WL 766527 (9th Cir. 2009)

Activision v. DoubleFine

Defended game developer's right to publish video game originally developed under contract with Activision. Case settled shortly after DoubleFine defeated Activison's motion for preliminary injunction. (L.A. Sup. Ct. 2009)

U.S. Trust Company v. Lehman Brothers, U.S. Trust Company v. Thomas Giddings

Plaintiff's counsel in action alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and employee raiding against Lehman Brothers and individual defendants recruited by Lehman Brothers. (Orange Cnty. (Cal.) Super. Ct. 2008)

Shamrock v. Showtime Networks

Successfully intervened on an emergency basis to set aside a Temporary Restraining Order which attempted to prevent Showtime Networks from promoting and broadcasting its premiere Mixed-Martial Arts program. (L.A. Cnty. (Cal.) Super. Ct. 2007)

Ivanova v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

Representation of Columbia Pictures in a six-party dispute regarding ownership of 39 classic Spanish-language motion pictures starring the Mexican actor Cantinflas. Columbia Pictures prevailed after a three-week trial; affirmed on appeal. 217 F.R.D. 501 (C.D.Cal. 2003), 387 F.3d 1099 (9th Cir. 2004), & 2004 WL 2487633 (9th Cir. Nov. 5, 2004) Read more

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, 2008-present; Secretary, 2010-present – Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  • Trade Secret Committee, Intellectual Property Section, 2005-present
  • State Bar Federal Courts Committee, 2007-2010
  • State Bar Committee on the Administration of Justice, 2001-2005; Chair 2004-2005; Vice Chair 2003-2004
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the "Freedom of Information Award," ACLU of Southern California, 2014
  • Medical Privacy Award, ACLU, 2011
  • Selected to "Southern California Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2005-2012, 2014