Barak J. Kamelgard is an associate of the Firm. Barak’s practice focuses on litigating various types of intellectual property and business litigation matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, Barak served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California. While attending UCLA School of Law, he also participated in mock trial and moot court competitions, as well as pre-trial civil litigation and trial advocacy clinics.
Barak has extensive prior experience in the entertainment industry. For several years, as a law clerk for Halloran Law Firm, a transactional entertainment law firm, he directly worked with and learned from Mark Halloran, a copyright expert and author of several entertainment industry legal and business guides. Barak also previously worked for Whalerock Industries, formerly known as BermanBraun Productions, The Walt Disney Company, and the Producers Guild of America.
Barak graduated with a B.S. in Marketing, from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland – College Park in 2011, and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2014 with a specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law, where he received the Runner-Up Dean’s Award in Trademark Law.
Barak is also fluent in Hebrew and a member of Mensa. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California, at both the state and federal level.
practice & experience
- Business, Intellectual Property, and Entertainment Litigation
- Copyright and Trademark Disputes
- Intellectual Property Enforcement
- Brand Protection and Development Strategy
- Federal and State Trial and Appellate Practice