Jordan Susman

JORDAN
SUSMAN

Jordan Susman practices entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation. Mr. Susman was selected as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2013-2016, and a Super Lawyer in 2017. He has handled all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration from intake through successful jury verdicts in state and federal court.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

ENTERTAINMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
  • Right of Publicity
  • Privacy Rights
  • Reputation and Brand Protection
  • Trademark Infringement, including Lanham Act and False Advertising Claims
  • Copyright Infringement, Idea Submission and Implied Contract Claims
  • Defamation (Libel and Slander)
  • First Amendment
  • Anti-SLAPP
  • Profit Participation, Royalty and Audit Matters
  • Identifying and Terminating Internet Imposters & Infringers
  • Talent Agencies Act & California Labor Commission Proceedings
GENERAL BUSINESS LITIGATION
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts including Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud, Tortious Interference with Business Relations, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment and Professional Negligence
  • Unfair Competition and Unfair Business Practices, including Business & Professions Code § 17200
  • Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Real Estate Litigation

PUBLICATIONS

  • Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma: Bikram Yoga and the (Im)Possibilities of Copyrighting Yoga, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (Volume 25, Issue 2, Spring 2006)
  • The Other N-word, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles (March 14, 2008)
  • Israeli Forbearance on Torture Holds a Valuable Lesson for America, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 27, 2007)
  • Reinterpreting the Founders, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Feb. 22, 2007)
  • In Iraq, Life Imitates Art, Orange County Register (Dec. 10, 2006)
  • Thank You, Lawyers, For Making This a Much Better World, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 23, 2006)
  • Armenian Genocide Isn’t ‘Just Another Theory,’ Los Angeles Daily Journal (Jan. 9, 2006)
  • One Israeli Court Ruling, One Giant Step Toward Peace, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 5, 2005)
  • Yoga Guru Stretches Boundaries in Infringement Claim, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 23, 2005)
  • Mediation Transforms Lives, Giving People Freedom to Move On, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 14, 2004)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, “When Is A Contract A Contract,” USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business (October 25, 2014)
  • Panelist, “IP Protection for Yoga, Herbal Remedies and other Healing Arts: Debating the Limits of Extending Patent and Copyright Laws to Ancient Art Forms,” South Asian Bar Association of North America (June 24, 2011)
  • Speaker, Loyola Law School Commencement (May 2006)

ADMISSIONS

  • California (2006)

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (2006), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production (1998), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (1989), University of California, Berkeley, California