A seasoned entertainment and media law attorney, David Aronoff has almost 30 years of experience handling a variety of complex matters, including breach of contract, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, accounting and defamation claims.
David regularly represents and advises a variety of business entities, including motion picture and television studios, production companies, broadcasters, Internet websites and podcasters, video game companies, music companies and advertising agencies in their business and marketing decisions and disputes involving : Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade secrets, Contracts/accounting/finance.
Representative Matters :
- Edwards v. Cinelou Films, 696 Fed. Appx. 270 (9th Cir. 2017) (won MSJ in defending producers and distributor of the motion picture “The Last Witch Hunter” against copyright infringement claims).
- Danjaq, LLC v. Universal City Studios, LLC, 2014 WL 7882071 (C.D. Cal. 2014) (alleged copyright infringement of character James Bond by in-development screenplay “Section 6”).
- Ousley v. Krasnow, 2011 WL 2936771 (Cal. App. 2011) (idea submission claim against TV game show series “National Bingo Night”).
- Benay v. Warner Bros. Ent. Inc., 607 F.3d 620 (9th Cir. 2010) (copyright infringement and idea submission claims against “The Last Samurai”).
- Morgan Creek Prods., Inc. v. Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., 22 U.S.P.Q.2d 1881 (C.D. Cal. 1991) (copyright and idea submission claims involving movie “Young Guns” and TV series “The Young Riders”).
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, David was a partner at a national law firm. He also previously served as a named partner at a Los Angeles-based firm. David is a regular lecturer, panelist and moderator for a variety of CLE programs.
He served as president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society (LACS) from 2012-2013. David was also the chairman of the LA County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section (ELIPS) from 2004-2005 and served as the symposium chairman for the 30th Annual ELIPS Symposium, “The War of the Deal: Litigation Hollywood Style.”
In addition, he has previously served as vice-chairman, treasurer and secretary of both LACS and ELIPS.
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., cum laude, 1986)
- University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1982)
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- California State and Federal Courts
BAR ADMISSIONS : California
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