Lincoln Bandlow

Lincoln Bandlow
Firm: Lathrop & Gage LLP
Address: 1888 Century Park East
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1623
Phone: (310) 789-4604
Fax: (310) 789-4601
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Lawyer Profile:

Mr. Bandlow practices sophisticated business litigation and specializes in litigating media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment related matters. He represents clients in the motion picture, television, publishing, broadcasting, internet and advertising fields. In addition, Mr. Bandlow represents several of the principal underwriters for the entertainment industry.

Mr. Bandlow's prior experience also includes his working in the Legal and Business Affairs Department for The Carsey-Werner Company, a television production company. He has litigated and tried cases in both state and federal courts in matters involving claims for copyright infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, trademark infringement and related claims. He also acts as clearance counsel for studios, documentary filmmakers, publishers and other entities and individuals in the entertainment and media communities.

Mr. Bandlow is a frequent speaker on media and intellectual property issues and has written numerous articles for legal publications regarding media law and intellectual property. He was the president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society during its 2005-2006 term. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Bandlow has been a visiting professor at the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California since the Spring of 1995, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Media and Entertainment Law. He also serves as a judge each year for the Pepperdine Law School Entertainment Law Moot Court competition and is a frequent guest speaker for USC Law School and Loyola Law School.

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Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property
Bar Admissions:
California, 1994
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
Honors: magna cum laude

University of California, 1990

Published Works:
Five Lathrop & Gage California Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers, 2011

The National Law Journal: Dole Food hit with fees for suing directors of banana plantation documentary, 2010

Court Strikes Lawsuit Against Documentary Film Bananas!*, 2010

Firm Files Anti-SLAPP Motion on Behalf of Publisher of Book About Girls Gone Wild, 2010

Lathrop & Gage Tosses Copyright Suit against Bruno Film, 2010

Los Angeles Daily Journal highlights Lincoln Bandlow on FCC Indecency Policy Ruling, 2010

American Lawyer Magazine: Lawsuits Brought Against Journalists (Lincoln Bandlow), 2010

Lincoln Bandlow Speaks at Los Angeles' Downtown Independent Theater on Documentary, Free Speech, 2010

NPR's Weekend Edition: Lincoln Bandlow on the Blurring of Lines Between Fair Use and Copyright Theft, 2010

E-Trade Says Lindsay Lohan's $100 Million Lawsuit Is 'Without Merit', 2010

Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade for $100 Million Over Super Bowl Spot, 2010

Lathrop & Gage Obtains $2.7M Jury Trial Victory for Acting School in Los Angeles, 2010

Lincoln Bandlow a Featured Speaker at Berlinale Programme, 2010

Lincoln Bandlow Comments on Journalism Dispute Between Washington Post, Gawker, 2010

Lathrop & Gage Continues Leadership in ABA TIPS Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee, 2010

Lincoln Bandlow a Featured Speaker at Annual NATPE Conference, Inaugural World's Fair Use Day, 2009

Bananas!* Filmmakers Withdraw Counterclaim Against Dole Foods, 2009

Swedish Filmmakers Seek Court Determination that Dole's Allegations About the Film Bananas!* are False, 2009

Lathrop & Gage Files Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Paris Hilton v. Hallmark Cards, 2009

The National Law Journal: Hallmark seeks rehearing of dispute over Paris Hilton card, 2009

Swedish Producers of the Documentary Film Bananas!* Strike Back at Dole Defamation Action, 2009

Lincoln Bandlow Analyzes the Consequences of Cadkin v. Loose for Media Law Resource Center, 2009

BANANAS!* Documentary Filmmakers Enlist First Amendment Attorney To Take On Dole Lawsuit, 2009

9th Circuit Court in California Hears Oral Arguments from Lincoln Bandlow in Paris Hilton v. Hallmark Cards, 2009

Lincoln Bandlow Featured in Story on Commercial Speech in Los Angeles, 2009

Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Lincoln Bandlow on Music Copyright Issues, 2009

Honors and Awards:
Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 2011

Named to Chambers USA: The Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 (California: Media and Entertainment)

Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating

Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2004-2006

Named a “Rising Star Attorney” by Los Angeles Magazine three times

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Los Angeles Copyright Society

Los Angeles Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Legal and Business Affairs Department for The Carsey-Werner Company

West Practice Categories:
Business & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation & Appeals

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