About the Authors
Amber joined the firm in 2011 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest M. Robles of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. During her tenure at the court, Judge Robles facilitated the reorganization of multiple major entertainment and real estate companies.
Before her clerkship, she served on the Board of the Ecology Law Quarterly at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). While at Boalt, Amber worked as a research assistant to Professor Peter S. Menell, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, where she had the opportunity to assist in the preparation of articles on cutting-edge intellectual property issues. She also completed an externship with the Honorable Robin L. Riblet of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Prior to law school, Amber earned her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University where she studied the integration of theatre performance techniques with trial skills. She spent several years performing in regional theaters and in independent films, with favorite roles including Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Denise Savage in John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo.
Aaron also advises clients regarding bankruptcy related matters, including the minimization of financial risk pre-bankruptcy, the prosecution of claims in bankruptcy, and the defense of preference actions or other adversary proceedings. In addition, he has represented a number of private foundations in the formation, structuring and qualification of non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations.
Ms. Haye has successfully handled matters involving claims for copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and fraud. Julia has also handled a number of matters involving complex partnership and shareholder disputes.
Ms. Lipson works closely with each client to design and implement responsible, tax-efficient wealth transfer solutions structured to meet the client’s individual goals.
Mr. Moss specializes in litigating high-profile copyright infringement actions for both plaintiffs and defendants, including studios, independent distributors, production companies, video game publishers, technology firms and individuals. He also counsels clients on all aspects of copyright law, including chain of title and clearance reviews, ownership transfers, license termination, copyright preemption, fair use, music sampling and internet piracy. Mr. Moss has particularly extensive experience with the Copyright Act’s statutory termination provisions, and has litigated cases involving numerous entertainment properties when authors’ heirs have sought to recapture copyrights under these statutes. He has also served as both an expert witness and a media commentator on copyright related matters.
Mr. Moss has represented award-winning celebrities (and their estates) in right of publicity actions involving the unauthorized use of their names, voices and likenesses, as well as in defamation, invasion of privacy and other media-related disputes. He was a member of the trial team that litigated Dustin Hoffman’s landmark 1999 lawsuit against Los Angeles Magazine when it published a computer-generated image of the actor.
Mr. Moss has also successfully prosecuted and defended idea submission and other “breach of implied contract” claims relating to motion pictures, television shows, books and toys.
In addition, Mr. Moss has handled matters involving trademark and trade dress infringement, internet and domain name disputes, unfair competition, and contractual disputes across a wide range of industries.
Mr. Smith also serves as outside employment counsel to small and medium-size companies in Southern California. He is a member of Greenberg Glusker’s five-member Management Committee.