Andrew J. Thomas is a media and entertainment litigator who focuses on copyright and trademark matters, First Amendment cases, and complex business litigation. Clients ranging from motion picture studios and television networks to book publishers and newspapers seek his representation at the trial and appellate levels in matters including intellectual property rights, defamation and privacy, unfair competition claims, and prior restraints on speech.
Mr. Thomas was recognized in Variety’s 2015 and 2016 "Legal Impact Report," a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry. In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Thomas was named as one of the “Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers” in California, as published by the Daily Journal. In 2015, the Daily Journal recognized him as one of the state’s “Top IP Litigators.” In addition, Chambers USA has consistently named Mr. Thomas a leading California Media and Entertainment Litigation lawyer, while the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized him as a top entertainment lawyer in its 2010 edition of "Who's Who in L.A. Law." Mr. Thomas has also been identified as a Southern California Super Lawyer in business and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Thomas is a member of the firm's Content, Media & Entertainment and Complex Commercial Litigation practices. He has served as a board member of the Copyright Society of Los Angeles and is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law. Mr. Thomas was an adjunct lecturer on media law at the University of Southern California and a guest lecturer on defamation and privacy law at the Southwestern University School of Law.