Representative Clients and Matters

We at Law Office of Justin Sobodash, P.C. are immensely proud of our results and of the outstanding clients we have served and continue to serve.

Representative Clients

Past and present clients include:

  • Solvay USA, Inc.
  • Acme Metals, LLC
  • MGA Entertainment, Inc.
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Airbnb.com
  • Founders Fund
  • GameWorks
  • Uncommongoods, LLC
  • Haute House, Inc.
  • Dustin Lance Black
  • Thor Halvorssen-Mendoza
  • Wale
  • Rita Rusic
  • Select Clothing Company, Inc.
  • Savvy Marketers, Inc.

Current and Recent Litigation and Pre-Litigation Matters

  • Represent multinational company in unlawful detainer action and related lease dispute
  • Represent prominent human rights activist and journalist in defamation claim against Venezuelan company and its affiliate and principals.
  • Obtained dismissal of case alleging conversion of Basquiat painting on summary judgment.
  • Represent employees alleged to have misappropriated trade secrets in starting new, competing company.  Counterclaimed for employees alleging discrimination and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Favorably settled age discrimination matter in favor of defendant employer.
  • Represented commercial production company, obtained entire unpaid balance through pre-litigation correspondence.
  • Obtained early dismissal of copyright infringement complaint filed against artist Wale.
  • Copyright and trademark enforcement and prosecution for several apparel, consumer products, and media companies.

Resolved Litigation and Pre-Litigation Matters

  • Collected seven-figure total of past due balances through mechanic liens, pre-litigation and litigation for metal supply company
  • Favorable defense of $6,000,000 claim in real estate fee claim
  • Obtained complete disputed claim on eve of arbitration hearing in favor of would-be purchaser of $7M property.
  • Obtained six-figure settlement of previously denied insurance claims for skilled nursing facility through pre-litigation correspondence.
  • Obtained insurance coverage for entertainment company from insurer which had wrongly denied claim based on ‘intentional acts’ exclusion.
  • Gonzalez v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) – Drafted amicus brief for United States Supreme Court case in support of medical marijuana and federalism on behalf of Reason Foundation, a free-market, limited government think tank
  • Obtained favorable settlement in Clarke v. Pick Up Stix, Inc. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC432195) – Co-counsel for plaintiff class members claiming fast casual Chinese food chain mislabeled food as “vegetarian.”
  • Doreen Flynn, et al. v. Eric Holder (United States District Court, Central District of California Case No. 2:09-cv-07772) – Local counsel for Institute for Justice in as-applied challenge to National Organ Transplant Act (http://ij.org/component/content/article/40-other/2899-bone-marrow-backgrounder).
  • Cleared intellectual property issues for short film later accepted to Cannes Film Festival.
  • Successfully settled claim of assault brought by ‘paparazzi’ client.
  • Successfully obtained settlement for robotic parts manufacturer in breach of contract claim.
  • Successfully settled case representing defendants in case alleging breach of contract, fraud, and intentional interference concerning commercial lease.
  • Obtained favorable settlement in legal malpractice case for plaintiff.
  • Obtained favorable settlement of litigated matter concerning breach of lease of laser for defendant medical corporation.
  • Represented company falsely accused of hacking and industrial espionage in pre-litigation discussions. Matter never litigated and no settlement was paid.

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Act as outside general counsel to startup using blockchain technology to solve financial industry issues.
  • SCAN Health Plan – Monitored online use of client trademarks and copyrights, issued cease and desist letters, and successfully terminated infringing uses.
  • Prosecuted trademark applications before United States Patent and Trademark Office for several restaurants and small businesses, including Big Wangs and Ka-Noodle.
  • Reviewed books prior to publication for copyright, right of publicity, defamation, and other issues.
  • Drafted Terms of Use and Privacy Policies for websites, including www.airbnb.com and www.tracksandtails.com.
  • Performed intellectual property due diligence for venture capital firm contemplating purchasing shares in social networking website.