Bryan Sheldon

PARTNER

Los Angeles

Phone: (213) 955-9500 (Ext. 1162)
Fax: (213) 955-9511
bryan.sheldon@165.227.22.113

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts: Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

Articles & Presentations

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Bryan Sheldon is a business trial lawyer. He co- chairs the firm’s Litigation Department and he served for many years as the firm’s Administrative Partner.

Mr. Sheldon litigates and tries complex disputes involving unfair competition, fraud and other business torts, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair business practices. He also handles a wide variety of commercial contract disputes and employment litigation. In addition to trials, Mr. Sheldon’s practice includes arbitrations and appeals. Mr. Sheldon has served as lead or co- lead counsel on numerous class actions and has substantial experience with pre-trial provisional remedies such as temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and writs of attachment. His commercial clients range from Fortune 50 multi- national corporations to regional businesses. They include domestic and foreign manufacturers, multi-national entertainment companies, international retailers and national and international trading companies.

Mr. Sheldon also represents real estate developers, commercial landlords, and lenders in lease disputes, fraud and contract claims regarding purchase and sale agreements, enforcement of security for real estate loans and other real estate related claims.

Mr. Sheldon has successfully handled many state and federal court appeals and writs. His published opinions include: Edamerica v. Superior Court (Jung), 114 Cal.App.4th 819 (2003); BII Finance Company Ltd. v. U-States Forwarding Services Corp., 95 Cal.App.4th 111 (2002); Avirex, Ltd. v. RTC, 876 F.Supp. 1135 (C.D.Cal. 1995); Bond v. U.S., 872 F.2d 898 (9th Cir. 1989); and U.S. v. Martinez, 837 F.2d 861 (9th Cir. 1988).

Mr. Sheldon has given seminars on employment topics such as wage and hour regulations, overtime pay, and avoidance of discrimination and harassment claims, on legislation relating to commercial lease transactions, and on trial presentation.

Mr. Sheldon is based in Los Angeles.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained $1.5M jury verdict for corporation against absconding Vice President who took corporation’s major client to his new company. (New trial granted, currently on appeal).
  • Obtained defense award on commercial contract claim exceeding $27M in multi-week binding arbitration and obtained $.5M award on cross-complaint.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 50 entertainment company against claims.
  • Obtained TRO, preliminary and permanent injunctions and multi-million dollar federal court
    judgment for two international television networks against internet TV service provider which
    illegally intercepted and broadcast clients’ network feeds. Also prosecuted and obtained civil
    contempt judgment for violation of the injunction.
  • Obtained defense judgment and $500,000 attorney fee award for defendant in multi-million dollar, multiple copyright infringement action on behalf of garment manufacturer and national retail chains.
  • Obtained largest ever class action settlement in Los Angeles County in a slum housing case in partial pro-bono representation of victims.
  • Expunged lis pendens and obtained dismissal of quiet title action, allowing bank client to
    foreclose on multi-million dollar commercial property against defaulting borrower.

Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • Appellate
  • Business Disputes and Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Trials
  • Unfair Competition and Business Practices

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Litigation (Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret)

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Class Actions
  • Human Resources Counseling and Management Training
  • Litigation (Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour, and Wrongful Termination)

REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT AND WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE

  • International Trade Commission Investigations and Proceedings

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., 1980)

Foreign Languages

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Honors & Distinctions

  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2011)
  • Martindale-Hubble rated AV-Preeminent® since 1996

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Board of Directors Member and Board Treasurer
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Los Angeles, Member
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