Jeffrey D. GoldmanPartner, Entertainment Litigation Group Chair
Known as a “key figure in numerous high-stakes intellectual property fights” and for “litigating some of the most complex copyright cases in the entertainment industry,” Jeff’s practice emphasizes intellectual property and entertainment industry litigation. Jeff is one of just eight Los Angeles attorneys to be recognized as one of California’s top intellectual property litigators in each of the past five years by the Daily Journal. Jeff has also been listed among 100 of the nation’s top copyright litigators by Legal 500, and named a Southern California “SuperLawyer” (recognizing the top 5% of practicing attorneys) for eleven consecutive years (2004-2014) by Thomson/Reuters.
Jeff’s cases have figured prominently in the development of modern intellectual property law, resulting in more than 100 published judicial decisions. He has represented all of the world’s largest record companies and music publishing companies; the world’s largest beverage company, electrical supply company, and technology company; leading motion picture studios, content distributors, and publishers; many iconic actors, directors, recording artists, producers, and athletes; and clients in a diverse array of other industries.
With decades of experience as a general civil litigator, Jeff also represents his clients in all types of litigation, including class action defense, complex contract and business disputes, First Amendment issues, and antitrust matters. He has particular experience in the music industry, having litigated hundreds of cases for music clients. For his work on the Napster copyright infringement case, he was awarded an Honorary Gold Record by the Recording Industry Association of America, among only a handful of litigators to receive such an honor.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1991
B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
Bar AdmissionsState Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California