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.

Class of 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.

Class of 2011

Experience

Associate Litigation Attorney

Higbee & Associates
  • Independently manage substantial active caseload 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
United States District Court for the Northern District of California