Baker Marquart lawyers tell clients’ stories in a clear, persuasive and elegant manner. We know our clients, learn about their experiences and develop a strategy tailored to achieve their goals and passionately pursue those goals. The firm’s attorneys have reached the highest ranks of the legal profession, and are frequently recognized by industry organizations for their excellence inside and outside the courtroom. Baker Marquart attorneys include recipients of prestigious awards, published authors and active professors.

Before founding Baker Marquart in 2006, the firm’s founding partners practiced at Quinn Emanuel. Prior to that they were friends at Harvard Law School. When they founded the firm, Ryan and Jaime committed themselves to building a practice that honors the highest legal standards of the profession, while providing clients with practical, cost-effective solutions. Baker Marquart approaches each case with a strategy informed by the client’s priorities and without unnecessary and expensive management layers. The firm identifies essential issues and potentially significant motions at the outset of the case, in order to help clients resolve matters favorably and efficiently.

Over the years, Baker Marquart has built a strong reputation of success, winning trials and appeals across the country. Our clients include single-owner start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and high net-worth individuals. The firm’s trial practice includes:

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Corporate Governance
  • Criminal Defense
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Technology (Digital Currency, Blockchain)
  • Intellectual Property (Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets)
  • Patent
  • Securities

Baker Marquart also counsels clients on a variety of issues, including antitrust and trade regulation, general business and technology transactions, intellectual property protection and compliance with all aspects of Federal and California statutory law.

Here are just a few examples of our recent work:

Appeals

  • Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entm’t., 616 F. 3d 904 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Jones, et al. v. Jacobson, et al., 195 Cal. App. 4th 1 (2011)
  • Sofa Entertainment, Inc. v. Dodger Productions, Inc., 709 F. 3d 1273 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. FilmOn X, LLC, et al., 966 F. Supp. 2d 30 (D.D.C 2013)
  • CBS Broadcasting Inc., et al. v. FilmOn.com Inc., No. 10 CIV 7532 2014 WL3702568 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Filmon X, LLC v. Window to the World Communications, Inc., 13 C 8451, 2016 WL 1161276 (N.D. Ill. 2016)
  • David v. Textor, 189 50 3d 871 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. Aerokiller, LLC, et al., 851 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2017)

Commercial Disputes

  • American Green Laundry, Inc. v. Iwata, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC619066
  • Brett Barrett v. Broad Green Pictures, LLC, JAMS Ref. No.: 1220054049
  • Citizens of Humanity LLC v. LAB sarl, et al., Central District of California Case No. CV 12-10627.
  • LABC Productions, LLC v. USSE Corp., LLC, et al., Central District of California Case No. CV 15-2352.
  • Michael Monaghan v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., FINRA Arbitration No. 14-02564
  • Pro-Packing, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. NC041731
  • Sina Fuel, Inc. et al. v. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC612265, 2016 WL 10591189

Employment

  • Rey v. Chanel, Inc. et al., California Superior Court
  • Hernandez v. Price Waterhouse Coopers LLC, California Superior Court
  • Mainstream Communications, Inc., et al. v. DIRECTV, LLC, et al., Judicate West Arbitration
  • Bernardini v. Zodiac US Management, LLC, California Superior Court

Entertainment

  • Art & Anne Productions, Inc., v. Misenhimer, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC090452
  • Friis v. Joensen, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC592828
  • Jacal Productions, Inc., et al. vs. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC093181
  • Sheffield v. ABC Cable Networks Group, No. CV 08-2555 ABC (CTx) 2008 WL 11338477 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Benay, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, et al., 607 F. 3d 620 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Disney Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. VidAngel, Inc., No. 16-56843, 2017 WL 3623286 (9th Cir., Aug. 24, 2017)

Financial Technology

  • In the matter of: Erik T. Voorhees, Administrative Proceeding File No. 3-15902, 2014 WL 2465620 (S.E.C., June 3, 2014)
  • United States of America v. Davis, et al., 13-CR-950-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
  • United States of America v. Murgio, et al., 15-CR-769 (AJN), 2016 WL 5107128 (S.D.N.Y., Sept. 19, 2016)
  • United States of America v. Wagner, 14-CR-398-WJM (D. Colo.)

Intellectual Property

  • Sheffield v. ABC Cable Networks Group., No. CV 08-2555 ABC (CTx) 2008 WL 11338477 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Benay, et al., v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., et al., 607 F. 3d 620 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. FilmOn X, LLC, et al., 966 F. Supp. 2d 30 (D.D.C 2013)
  • Spitfire Studios, Inc., v. Spitfire Pictures LLC, et al., No. 2:13-CV-006638-FMO-Man, 2014 WL10100360 (C.D. Cal., Jun. 27, 2014)
  • Filmon X, LLC v. Window to the World Communications, Inc., 13 C 8451, 2016 WL 1161276 (N.D. Ill., Mar. 23, 2016)
  • Disney Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. VidAngel, Inc., No. 16-56843, 2017 WL 3623286 (9th Cir., Aug. 24, 2017)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. Aerokiller, LLC, et al., 851 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2017)

Patent-Litigation

  • eDirect Publishing, Inc. v. LiveCareer, Ltd., et al., NO 3:12-CV-01123-JLS-JMA, 2014 WL 11974992 (S.D. Cal., May 8, 2012)
  • Hologram USA, Inc., et al. v. Pulse Evolution Corporation, et al., No 2:14-CV-0772-GMN-NJK, 2016 WL 199417 (D. Nev., Jan. 15, 2016)
  • Hologram USA, Inc., et al. v. Arena3D Industrial Illusion LLC, et al., No. CV 14-03072, United States District Court, Central District of California)
  • Hologram USA, Inc., et al. v. Twentieth Century Fox Corporation, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-09340, United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Hologram USA, Inc., et al. v. Ventana 3D LLC, et al., No. CV 14-09489, United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Pulse Entertainment Corporation v. David, et al., Case No. CV14-04732, United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • Top Lighting Corporation, v. Linco, Inc., Case No. 5:14-cv-01589, United States District Court, Central District of California

Securities

  • Assil v. Manana Media, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC483078 client matter 1157-001
  • Cronin, et al. v. Zions Direct, Inc. et al., FINRA Case No. 11-03453
  • McGladrey Capital Markets v. Icon Aircraft, Inc., JAMS Arbitration No. 120043055

Representative Clients

  • Adafruit Industries
  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Bank of the West
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Blockchain.info
  • Circle
  • Carlyle Group
  • DIRECTV
  • Envision Healthcare
  • Euronet Worldwide

  • FilmOn Networks
  • Hologram USA
  • ICON Aircraft
  • Mattel
  • Motorola
  • Protocol Labs
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation
  • University of Southern California
  • Zions Bankcorporation