Brent Caslin manages commercial and intellectual property disputes across the United States and around the Pacific Rim. He has tried civil and criminal cases, argued before state and federal appellate courts, and represented clients in domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
In 2009, Brent and one other partner opened Jenner & Block’s Los Angeles office. The office has grown from two lawyers to more than 50 while handling some of the country’s most challenging legal disputes. Brent’s practice has focused largely on complex commercial and intellectual property cases involving corporations and governments.
Southern California Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Brent for his work, as both a “Rising Star” and later as a “Super Lawyer” in business litigation. He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Brent has also been referred to by legal publications as a partner with “a proven track record in trade secrets work.” He has handled trade secret cases in the defense, technology, financial, publishing, real estate and entertainment industries. Brent had a leading role in several of the most prominent trade secrets matters in the U.S., including Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services ($940 million jury verdict in Madison, Wisconsin) and Move, Inc., National Association of Realtors, et al. v. Zillow, Inc., et al ($130 million settlement in Seattle, Washington). In 2017, he received a California Lawyer “Attorney of the Year” (CLAY) award in the trade secret category.
Although Brent is a US-trained lawyer, he has substantial international experience. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the United States. He regularly handles cross-border disputes and investigations. In 2003 and 2004, an attorney exchange program allowed Brent to work on international legal matters with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, a law firm in Tokyo. Brent has 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.
In addition to practicing law, Brent taught as an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law from 2004 until 2012. He is a veteran of the US Army. Following on his military experience, a number of the disputes Brent has managed have been in the defense industry and he has a high level security clearance.
Brent is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Washington and California.