Brendan Charney works with creators to find effective solutions to legal problems concerning expressive content. He helps projects cross the finish line by providing prerelease legal review, obtaining access to public records and court proceedings, and negotiating and resolving disputes with potential claimants.
In litigation, Brendan defends intellectual property and content-tort claims strategically to conclude cases early and at reasonable cost. Brendan has litigated motions in state and federal court, and has experience resolving cases through mediation and arbitration. He develops winning factual records by taking meticulous discovery and witness examinations--employing a deep understanding of the facts and law for tenacious, incisive advocacy.
Clearance and access
Managing risk and avoiding disputes
Admitted to Practice
J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 2013
- Founder and President, USC Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union
- Editor, USC Hale Moot Court Honors Program Executive Board
- USC National Moot Court Team: Regional Champion and National Best Advocate – 5th Place, 2013 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
B.A., History, Columbia University, 2008, with honors
- President and Spokesperson, Columbia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union
- Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles, 2012
- Supervising Clinical Intern, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, 2011-2013
- Litigation Paralegal, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, New York, N.Y., 2008-2010