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 in 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, allegations of trade secret misappropriation, professional liability claims, film financing disputes, insurance coverage and indemnity matters, energy supply agreements, class actions, financial services claims, corporate control and securities disputes, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from merger and acquisition activities. 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 the former Chair of the International Law Section for the State Bar of California (2011-2012).
Mr. Caslin’s practice has been recognized by various media outlets, 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 and San Francisco Daily Journal, Inside Counsel and the Los Angeles Times, 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).