|Jordyn Ostroff primarily represents clients in the media and entertainment industries, in complex litigation concerning antitrust, contract, and copyright disputes. Her experience spans federal and state courts nationwide, as well as private mediation and arbitration. She has represented clients at all stages of litigation, including pre-dispute negotiations and counseling, trials, and appeals.
Prior to joining Jassy Vick Carolan, Jordyn was a litigation counsel at a large private law firm in Los Angeles and clerked for the Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She maintained an active pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration proceedings and in a lawsuit to recover possession of significant artworks, among other issues.
As a student at Berkeley Law, Jordyn interned for the Federal Trade Commission and worked with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, advocating for the rights of authors. She also served as a book reviews and essays editor for the California Law Review and a writing fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
Before law school, Jordyn worked as a literary agent at a major literary agency, in marketing at a fine art auction house, and as a volunteer at a non-profit arts magazine.
A major publishing company, in a merger challenge brought by the Department of Justice.
A new performing rights organization, in precedent-setting antitrust litigation and copyright infringement matters.
A major gaming publisher, in executive poaching litigation.
A major music streaming platform, in copyright litigation relating to the display of song lyrics.
A satellite radio company, in a series of high-profile lawsuits alleging purported “performance rights” in sound recordings made before 1972.
A significant artist, known as the “spiritual father of Chicano art,” in litigation to regain possession of his body of work.
Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald
U.S. District Court
Central District of CA (2017-2018)
New Election, Same Tune
Daily Journal (Aug. 14, 2020)
Crafting a Reversion Letter
(Authors Alliance 2016)
Understanding Rights Reversion
(Authors Alliance 2015)
Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.:
Is Equity in Copyright Down for the Count?
(30 Berkeley Tech. L.J. Annual
Further Reading, The Graphic Canon,
Vols. 2 & 3
(Seven Stories Press 2012 & 2013)
UC Berkeley School of Law (JD, 2016)
Book Reviews and Essays Editor,
California Law Review
Berkeley Center for Law and Tech.
Columbia Publishing Course (2009)
Brown University (BA, magna cum laude, 2009)