James Nguyen
Attorney at Law
Wildman Harrold

Jimmy Nguyen is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Wildman Harrold. A “renaissance” legal professional, Jimmy provides a broad range of legal and strategic business services to clients in diverse industries. In 2008, Lawdragon named him, at age 36, among the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. It described him as: “Wildman's dynamo talent is a one-stop shop for companies in entertainment, technology, advertising, sports and other industries seeking IP, litigation and transactional advice.” Jimmy also has years of commercial litigation experience, having tried both jury and non-jury cases. One Lawdragon reviewer characterized him as “an outstanding litigator, who writes and argues orally exceptionally well.”

In the IP and technology fields, Jimmy focuses on copyright, trademark and trade secret law. He has particular strength with the Internet and new media technologies. Jimmy has successfully litigated IP matters for diverse clients, including those in the entertainment, media, sports, fashion/apparel, computer software/hardware, online, manufacturing, textile, retail, financial services, and health care industries. He also routinely counsels clients about protecting and maximizing their IP assets, and negotiates a broad range of IP and technology transactions.

In the entertainment and media industry, Jimmy helps clients navigate the range of legal and business issues associated with creative projects and business ventures. He counsels clients about new media business opportunities; handles transactions for distribution of content, advertising and strategic partnering on Internet and new entertainment technology platforms; and works with clients operating in the video and online game worlds. In more traditional media, he works on the gamut of industry deals involving motion picture, television, radio, music, book and periodical publishing, talent, games, toys and other merchandise. Jimmy regularly assists non-entertainment companies with their specialized media needs.

Jimmy also represents clients in the sports arena. He has represented a major sports league in IP matters; overseen production of sports events; handled amateur sports eligibility disputes and arbitration; negotiated deals for distribution of sports content on TV and new media platforms; and handled athlete endorsement deals.

In the advertising sector, Jimmy helps clients with deals for media buys; clearance and compliance for advertising content; branding, sponsorship, and product placement deals; and navigating the world of Internet advertising. Jimmy also has litigated cases involving false and misleading advertising claims.

Jimmy also has significant experience with complex commercial litigation, spanning business tort, unfair competition, franchise, insurance and re-insurance, health care, white-collar criminal, and employment law. He has litigated in trial and appellate courts of various federal and state jurisdictions, and in diverse arbitration tribunals.

In the modern global market, Jimmy has worked with business and legal matters involving Canada, China, and various European and South American countries.

Excelling early, Jimmy finished college at age 19. He attended law school on a full scholarship and graduated at age 22, the youngest member of his class. Jimmy was a 7-time national gold medalist in collegiate speech competition. In law school, he was champion of the 1994 Hale Moot Court Honors Program at USC Law Center, and champion of the 1995 Jerome Prince National Evidence Moot Court Competition.

A renowned public speaker recognized for his dynamic presentations, Jimmy is a prolific speaker, writer and commentator on entertainment, new media, IP, technology and diversity topics.

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