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Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
"Kelly is a leading IP lawyer and does a phenomenal job. He is a fantastic trial lawyer."
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Mr. Klaus’s practice focuses on copyright and related antitrust and class action litigation, including representing major motion picture studios, major recorded music companies and other entities in some of their highest-profile litigation matters.
The Daily Journal has repeatedly named Mr. Klaus among the leading intellectual property lawyers in California, and he is consistently ranked as a leading litigator in Media & Entertainment by Chambers USA. In 2017, Mr. Klaus was recognized among the Most Influential Intellectual Property Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal and as a Media & Entertainment MVP by Law360. Mr. Klaus was named one of Hollywood’s top 100 lawyers in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers” report in 2017 and 2018. Mr. Klaus was also recognized among the top entertainment business attorneys in Variety’s 2018 Legal Impact Report.
Mr. Klaus is a member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, the Copyright Society of the United States, the Copyright Alliance’s Legal Advisory Board and the USC Intellectual Property Institute’s Planning Committee. He has served on Stanford Law School’s Board of Visitors and is a past member of the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers in Los Angeles.