Bryan Sheldon


Los Angeles

Phone: (213) 955-9500 (Ext. 1162)
Fax: (213) 955-9511

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 serves as firm’s Administrative Partner and co-chairs the firm’s commercial litigation department.

Mr. Sheldon litigates complex cases involving commercial transactions and disputes, fraud and other business torts, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair business practices. He also handles a wide variety of employment disputes. His litigation practice includes commercial 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 large multi-national corporations to regional businesses. They include domestic and foreign manufacturers, national and multi-national 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 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.
  • Represent Fortune 50 international retailer in numerous employment and ADA matters throughout California.
  • 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


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


  • Litigation (Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret)


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


  • International Trade Commission Investigations and Proceedings


  • 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

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member