Daniel Petrocelli > O'Melveny & Myers LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1999 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 7TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES CA 90067
CALIFORNIA
United States

Work Department

General Litigation

Position

Partner

Memberships

  • Trial Advocacy Board, ABA Litigation Section
  • Board of Trustees, Southwestern University School of Law
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Sections
  • ABA’s Litigation Section and Corporate Counsel Committee
  • California Bar Association, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Sections
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Education

  • Southwestern University, J.D., 1980: magna cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Southwestern University Law Review
  • University of California at Los Angeles,  B.S., 1976: cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel PetrocelliO’Melveny & Myers LLP

The Century City-based team at O’Melveny & Myers LLP represents large multimedia companies like The Walt Disney Company, high-profile recording artists such as Kesha and interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard in antitrust, class actions, contract disputes, First Amendment, IP and employment matters. Daniel Petrocelli is a distinguished trial lawyer who leads the team in its high-stakes cases such as the defense of Google in three antitrust cases pertaining to its app store. Highly active in the team, Molly Lens is a specialist in sensitive matters such as allegations of misconduct and discrimination. Drew Breuder has a strong practice in the IP aspects of media and entertainment and in a recent highlight worked alongside Petrocelli to represent The Walt Disney Company in a copyright infringement claim concerning the motion picture ‘Zootopia’. Further recommended comes Leah Godesky, who advocates in trial courts, arbitrations, and regulatory proceedings and has been involved in highly-publicized matters last year for clients such as Kesha and Twentieth Century Fox.

 

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

With offices across the US, Europe and Asia, O’Melveny & Myers LLP  represents entertainment household names including 20th Century Studios, Disney, and Warner Bros in copyright litigation at the trial court level and on appeal, leveraging its global reach to act on major international matters. The group, whose client portfolio spans the e-commerce, pharmaceuticals and consumer electronics sectors, also specializes in copyright tech matters involving computer software, microcode and databases. Experienced tech litigator Ryan Yagura in Los Angeles leads the team. David Eberhart handles infringement claims for software developers in San Francisco, where Daniel Petrocelli also  co-ordinates with Molly Lens at the Century City office to handle high-profile matters on behalf of major film studios.

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel PetrocelliO’Melveny & Myers LLP

(Leading trial lawyers)

Daniel PetrocelliO’Melveny & Myers LLP

Daniel Petrocelli – O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Working from the firm’s Los Angeles office, Daniel Petrocelli is highly regarded for media and entertainment disputes, though he is also regularly instructed in areas such as employment, IP and sports litigation. A significant matter in his career includes being instructed by Johnson & Johnson as lead trial counsel in a case regarding its alleged role in the US opioid crisis. Petrocelli is chair of O’Melveny’s trial practice and a vice chair of the firm.

Daniel Petrocelli – O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Working from the firm’s Los Angeles office, Daniel Petrocelli is highly regarded for media and entertainment disputes, though he is also regularly instructed in areas such as employment, IP and sports litigation. A significant matter in his career includes being instructed by Johnson & Johnson as lead trial counsel in a case regarding its alleged role in the US opioid crisis. Petrocelli is chair of O’Melveny’s trial practice and a vice chair of the firm.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

(Leading lawyers)

Daniel PetrocelliO’Melveny & Myers LLP