Sheldon Eisenberg

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Century Park East 1800
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

Sheldon Eisenberg handles complex litigation matters for clients, including class actions and entertainment industry, commercial litigation, and intellectual property matters. He is the regional partner in charge of Drinker Biddle’s Los Angeles office.

With more than 30 years of legal experience, he has successfully represented his diverse group of clients through effective pretrial strategies, well-crafted motions and, when necessary, taking cases to trial in state and federal courts or arbitration.

Sheldon’s clients include technology companies, financial institutions, Hollywood studios, A-list talent, producers, writers, production and media companies, software developers and publishers, and literary and talent agencies. He has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Sheldon also has extensive experience in the defense of complex class action matters, including his recent defense of CalPERS in a class action involving its long-term care program, a nationwide class action suit regarding the recording of phone calls, and the defense of class actions alleging violations of consumer privacy statute.

  • He acted as lead trial counsel in a $140 million action regarding a massive cell phone outage in France that was resolved after the commencement of trial in the Eastern District of North Carolina;
  • He obtained a multimillion-dollar award in an arbitration before a three-judge panel involving trade secret claims and the dissolution of a closely held company; and
  • He led the resolution of claims in confidential arbitration for three literary talent agencies in a dispute with a major television studio over a package commission agreement.

Experience :

  • Sanchez v. CalPERS, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC517444 (defense of class action involving premium increases in CalPERS’ long term care program)
  • Rysher Entertainment LLC v. Cox Media Group, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC517198 (defense of indemnity claim arising out of Rysher’s liability to Don Johnson for “Nash Bridges” series profits)
  • Hopkins & Carley, ALC v. West Publishing Corporation, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV-183762 (defense of contract and tort claims against software developer by law firm)
  • Landmark Entertainment Group, LLC v. Hasbro Inc., et al., D.C. C.D. Cal. Case No. 2:14-cv-05539-CBM (prosecution of copyright claims based on exploitation of Landmark’s Candyland characters
  • Jonnie D. Miller, et al. v. Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., 454 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2006) (affirming judgment dismissing contract, trademark, and right of publicity claims brought by children of Glenn Miller.)
  • Jonnie D. Miller, et al. v. Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., 454 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2006) (affirming judgment dismissing contract, trademark, and right of publicity claims brought by children of Glenn Miller.)
  • Edwards Theatres, Inc. v. United National Insurance Company, Case No. 0356312 (9th Cir. 2005) (affirming judgment for insurer’s failure to defend trademark claims)
  • Glenfed Financial Corp. v. Penick, 276 N.J. Super. 163, 647 A.2d 852 (1994) (established New Jersey precedent limiting “lender liability” claims)
  • P.S.G., Limited Partnership v. August Income/Growth Fund VII, 115 N.M. 579, 855 P.2d 1043 (1993) (New Mexico Supreme Court) (created New Mexico precedent on effect of foreclosure on junior leasehold).

Education :

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1978, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions : California

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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