Ryan Carreon

1504 Brookhollow Dr., Suite 112 · Santa Ana, CA 92705 · (626) 533-7357 · ryancarreon1@gmail.com

I am a civil litigation attorney based in the Los Angeles metro area. My primary area of practice is entertainment and intellectual property litigation where I have had the opportunity to work on a number of notable cases including an idea theft case involving the hit BBC America television series "Orphan Black", a trademark infringement case against R&B artist Chris Brown, and a right of publicity case involving Chris Soules of ABC's "The Bachelor". Prior to law school, I worked as a sports writer and web editor at Deseret Digital Media.

Education

Loyola Law School

J.D. - Entertainment Law Advocacy concentration

Relevant Coursework: Copyright, Trademark, Entertainment Law, Law and Practice with the Hollywood Guilds, Motion Picture Finance and Production, Litigating a Copyright Case, Reality TV and New Media Production and Distribution, Intro to Negotiations, Mediation.

Activities: Scott Moot Court Team, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Certified Mediator - California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

August 2013 - May 2016

Brigham Young University-Idaho

B.S. Communication - Journalism

Activities: News and Sports section editor for weekly campus newspaper, tutor for public speaking courses.

Awards: Recipient of Newel K. Whitney Award for character, diligence, and pursuit of excellence.

January 2010 - July 2011

Experience

Associate Litigation Attorney

Higbee & Associates

· Independently manage substantial active case load primarily in areas of copyright, trademark, and breach of contract.

· Negotiate with opposing counsel to facilitate settlement of claims.

· Engage in motion practice in state and federal court.

· Counsel with clients regarding litigation options and strategy.

August 2017 - Present

Law Clerk/Associate Litigation Attorney

Kernan Law Firm

· Drafted litigation materials such as pleadings, anti-SLAPP motions, motions for summary judgment, motions to compel, discovery responses, and settlement agreements.

· Researched privacy, right of publicity, idea theft, copyright and trademark claims in connection with ongoing litigation.

· Appeared in court and argued motions.

· Supervised office work flow including managing incoming client funds, organizing client files, and coordinating attorney schedules.

January 2016 - August 2017

Law Clerk

Eclipse Law Corporation

· Drafted and revised various talent agreements for motion picture and television writers, producers, actors, and directors.

· Reviewed deal memos and redline agreements during negotiations with studios and production companies.

· Performed guild research in areas such as WGA separated rights and residuals.

· Managed incoming funds for deposit in client trust and company accounts.

September 2015 - December 2015

Certified Law Clerk

Legal Aid Society of Orange County

· Represented indigent clients in court proceedings and administrative hearings under attorney supervision.

· Drafted motions, pleadings, powers of attorney, and other legal documents.

· Interviewed new clients and assessed their legal needs.

· Recipient of 2015 LASOC Patricia Herzog Pro Bono Service Award given to outstanding volunteers.

June 2015 - August 2015

Web Editor/Staff Writer

Deseret Digital Media.

· Produced articles, infographics, and top lists about professional and college sports for DeseretNews.com.

· Organized content from three media groups for distribution online.

· Vetted digital content for substantive and grammatical accuracy.

· Implemented a system for receiving and responding to customer feedback.

· Wrote a 40-page guide outlining task work flow for web editorial team.

January 2012 - July 2013

Bar Admissions

State

State Bar of California, Admitted 2016

Federal

United States District Court for the Central District of California