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KEVIN L. VICK

Kevin Vick is a litigator with extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment, media, internet and other industries. His trial experience includes successfully defending motion picture companies and talent agencies in jury and bench trials. His appellate experience includes successful representations of major internet, media and entertainment clients. He routinely litigates copyright, trademark,defamation, publicity rights, idea submission, invasion of privacy, Section 230, and anti-SLAPP matters, as well as business disputes involving breach of contract, trade secrets and partnerships. 

Kevin is a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees, and a Chair Emeritus of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section of the Bar Association.  He has taught First Amendment law at the University of Southern California Law School.  He has been named a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine since 2015.  Kevin graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

NOTABLE REPRESENTATIONS

Home Decor Center, Inc. v. Google Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2013, 9th Cir. 2015). Kevin led a team including partner Jean-Paul Jassy that obtained summary judgment for Google against claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act and interference with contractual relations relating to Google’s AdWords program. The court granted summary judgment based on trademark invalidity, Section 230 and other grounds. The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Google on appeal.

Kaplan Stahler Agency v. Gumer (Los Angeles Superior Court 2013). Kevin and partners, including Jassy, were hired one month before trial and successfully defended a boutique literary talent agency, against breach of contract, wrongful constructive discharge and related claims brought by a former employee. The agency prevailed on those claims after a three-week bench trial and post-trial briefing.

Cussler v. Crusader Entm't, LLC (Los Angeles Superior Court 2008). Kevin was a core member of a trial team that successfully defended a production company against claims for breach of contract and fraud in connection with the motion picture “Sahara.” After a 15-week trial, plaintiff – who had sought more than $100 million in damages – was awarded nothing.

Riggs v. MySpace, Inc., 444 F. App'x 986 (9th Cir. 2011). Obtained dismissal of negligence claims pursuant to the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1), where plaintiff had sued based on MySpace’s deletion of her online profile.

Stephen Slesinger, Inc. v. The Walt Disney Co., 155 Cal. App. 4th 736 (2007). Kevin was part of a team that successfully defended The Walt Disney Co. at the trial and appellate levels against a lawsuit relating to the intellectual property and merchandising rights to the children’s character “Winnie the Pooh.”

Diaz v. NBC Universal, Inc., 337 Fed. App'x 94 (2d Cir. 2009). Kevin was part of a team that successfully defended NBC Universal at the trial and appellate levels against libel claims in connection with the motion picture "American Gangster."

People v. Conrad R. Murray (Los Angeles Superior Court 2011). Kevin and his colleagues represented Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. in connection with a successful motion to quash a subpoena from former Michael Jackson physician Conrad Murray seeking rehearsal footage from the weeks before the singer’s death.

HONORS

Super Lawyers
     Super Lawyer, Intellectual
     Property Litigation, 2015-2017



ASSOCIATIONS

Board of Trustees of Los Angeles County Bar Association
     Trustee
Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of Los Angeles County Bar Association
     Past Chair


ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Univ. of Southern California Law School      First Amendment Law


CLERKSHIP

Law Clerk to Hon. Florence-Marie Cooper, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2001-2002


EDUCATION

Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude, 2001)
Stanford University (BA, with honors and distinction, 1995)