Harvey Geller has over three decades of experience handling complex business litigation matters. He has extensive experience in intellectual property, technology, internet, digital media, and entertainment matters, and has been at the forefront in developing and shaping new media and internet law in the United States.
Harvey also litigated the groundbreaking case against Napster’s investors, the seminal trademark and First Amendment case concerning the tradename “Barbie,” and led the multi-jurisdiction common law copyright class actions brought by Flo & Eddie (The Turtles) against Sirius XM Radio, Inc. and Pandora Media, Inc.
His experience extends well beyond entertainment, new media, and intellectual property matters and includes antitrust, business torts, insurance, contract disputes, accounting and royalty disputes, employment, products liability, and personal injury. He has litigated on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts around the country and is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including trials and appeals, and class actions.
Harvey has been recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the 100 Top Entertainment Lawyers and 50 Top IP Lawyers, by Hollywood Reporter as one of Hollywood’s Power Lawyers, and by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 5 Music Litigation Attorneys.
For 17 years, Harvey was deputy general counsel and head of litigation for the Universal Music Group, one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Prior to that he was a partner with a leading mid-sized general practice law firm in Los Angeles. He currently practices in the firm’s National Trial Practice Business Litigation subgroup.
Education : Loyola Law School (J.D., 1985)
Professional & Community Involvement:
- City of Hope, Music and Entertainment Industry
- Member, Executive Committee (1997-present)
- Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Municipal Court (1997-1999)
- Of Counsel, Gradstein & Marzano, Los Angeles (2014-2016)
- Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Los Angeles (2012-2013)
- Deputy General Counsel, Universal Music Group, SVP Business and Legal Affairs, Los Angeles (1995-2012)
- Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Los Angeles (1987-1995)
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