Tamany Vinson Bentz > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Los Angeles (Century City), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-4704
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Trademark and Copyright; Advertising, Litigation and Disputes




Tamany has over 15 years of experience representing companies in disputes related to their advertising and intellectual property. Tamany has developed a practice representing clients facing novel disputes relating to digital media and consumer products. Her practice includes representing major international brands facing litigation throughout the United States and some of the world’s most trafficked websites.

Tamany recently secured dismissal for a client whose new product line was being challenged for its allegedly misleading labelling statements. The case set a new standard for such claims and helped the client secure its freedom to operate in the new product sector. Tamany also represented a major digital media company in the first trial considering ownership over viral videos and one of the few cases concerning copyright fair use to go to trial.

Tamany regularly speaks and writes on novel issues facing clients, including publications on the value of hashtags and influencer liability.

Tamany is highly committed to representing children facing detention and deportation and recently secured residence for a 15 year old boy fleeing gang violence in El Salvador.


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; M.B.E., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Arizona State University

Lawyer Rankings

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

The media & entertainment litigation practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) is focused on cases of breach of contract and fraud. Based in Los Angeles, the team acts for an array of clients from all subsectors including Jukin Media, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Michael Garfinkel leads the practice, a seasoned litigator he represents companies operating in music, film, television, and IP disputes. With extensive expertise in IP and advertising as they pertain to new media and consumer products, Tamany Vinson Bentz recently represented Thane Direct Inc. in two disputes concerning royalties and unjust enrichment respectively. Further recommended is associate Jason Taylor Lueddeke who is highly active in the team, working closely with Garfinkel.