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Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cydney Swofford Freeman

FreemanCydney Swofford
Associate
T213.633.8612
F213.633.6899
Cydney Swofford Freeman focuses her practice on communications, media, intellectual property, and First Amendment matters. Her prior experience includes advocacy for clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes and government investigations, including First Amendment and trademark matters.

Representative Experience

Estate of Barre v. Pretty Bird Pictures, et al.

Represented music video producer, director, artist, and others in copyright and trademark case arising from alleged use of deceased performer’s voice in music video for hit song "Formation." (E.D. La. 2018)

LaBau v. Food Network

Represented Food Network in copyright-infringement action arising from alleged copying of an online cooking video for Snow Globe Cupcakes. (C.D. Cal. 2017)

Additional Qualifications

  • Summer Associate, 2014; Associate, 2015-2017, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, New York, N.Y.
  • Legal Intern, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte, N.C., 2013
  • Undergraduate Intern, CNN International, CNN en Español, NBC News (IRTS Fellow), ABC WTVD