Brent Caslin manages commercial and intellectual property disputes in the Western United States and around the Pacific Rim. He has tried civil and criminal cases, argued before state and federal appellate courts, and represented clients before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Clients have also called upon Mr. Caslin to help them resolve regulatory and compliance matters.
Mr. Caslin’s responsibilities have involved many subject matters and industries, including commercial contracts, licensing disputes, trademark and copyright claims, real estate transactions, trade secrets, professional liability claims, film financing disputes, insurance, energy supply agreements, class actions, financial services claims, commercial construction disputes, corporate control and securities disputes, internal investigations, and international compliance processes. He has also guided clients through technical patent litigation matters, working closely with engineers in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice.
Although he is a U.S.-trained trial lawyer, Mr. Caslin has substantial international experience, having lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He regularly handles cross-border disputes and investigations. In 2003, Mr. Caslin worked on international matters during a one-year exchange with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo, Japan. He is an active member of the International Law Section for the State Bar of California, serving as chair of the Section during the 2011-2012 term.
Mr. Caslin’s practice has been recognized by various media, who have named him a “Rising Star," a “Super Lawyer," and a “partner with a proven track record in trade secrets work.” He has been quoted and interviewed on legal issues by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Inside Counsel, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Daily Journal, and published more than a dozen articles in newspapers, law reviews, and legal periodicals.
Mr. Caslin is one of two founding partners of Jenner & Block's Los Angeles office, which opened in April 2009. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Caslin taught for eight years as an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law (2004-2012) and served in the United States Army (1988-1990).