Brent Caslin manages commercial and intellectual property disputes. He has tried civil and criminal cases, represented clients in domestic and international arbitration tribunals, and won appeals before state and federal appellate courts. Brent has played a leading role in some of the most prominent trade secret matters in recent history. He serves as co-chair of the firm's Trade Secrets practice group.
Brent’s history with Jenner & Block dates back a decade, to 2009, when he was a founding partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Since the opening of the LA office, Brent has helped resolve disputes in almost every industry for clients from around the globe. Some of his high-profile matters include Move, Inc., National Association of Realtors, et al. v. Zillow, Inc., et al. ($130 million settlement in Seattle) and Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services, et al. ($940 million jury verdict in Madison). In 2017, Brent received a prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award for his work in the trade secrets category.
Brent also has considerable experience with disputes relating to corporate transactions. He has represented private equity firms, publicly traded corporations, and private companies through post-closing disputes and purchase price adjustments. Brent has twice won affirmative fraud claims in arbitration proceedings and successfully defended or resolved dozens of other arbitration claims.
Brent regularly handles cross-border disputes for clients from Asia. In 2003 and 2004, a lawyer exchange program allowed him to handle international legal matters in Tokyo, Japan with the law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He also served the State Bar of California’s International Law Section in a number of support and leadership roles, and was elected chair of the section for the 2011-2012 term.
Media organizations have favorably commented on Brent’s work. The Legal 500, most recently in 2018, identified him as a “quality partner” with a “proven track record.” Southern California Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized him as both a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in business litigation. Brent also received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
In addition to practicing law, Brent taught law as an adjunct professor with the Pepperdine University School of Law from 2004 until 2012 and has written dozens of articles on constitutional, intellectual property, commercial, and technology law subjects.
Prior to law school, Brent served in the US Army with the 212th Field Artillery Brigade (now part of the 1st Armored Division). He has a security clearance and experience working on classified legal matters, including those involving government contracts and the state secrets privilege.