Faculty Partners and Expertise

Meet Our Partners

Our team of "partners" includes some of the most experienced and respected intellectual property practitioners in the country, who represent both emerging and established companies, including many high-profile clients.

Julie Cromer Young
Julie Cromer Young
Partner

Former Attorney, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (currently KL Gates), Baker & McKenzie, and McDermott, Will, & Emery, Chicago, Illinois

 

Expertise: Copyright, Trademark, International IP

Director: TJSL Center for Law and Intellectual Property

 
K.J. Greene
K.J. Greene
Partner

Former Attorney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Frankfurk, Garbus, Klein & Selz, New York

 

Represented: Time-Warner\HBO, Public Enemy, Spike Lee, George Clinton

Expertise: Copyright, Trademark, Publicity Rights, Entertainment Law, Music Law

Voted: Top Ten IP Attorney in San Diego (2005)

Former U.S. Marine

Randy M. Grossman
Randy M. Grossman
Partner

Certified Player Agent by Major League Baseball Player's Association, Attorney in Private Practice

 

Represented: Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and perennial All-Stars Tim Raines and Robin Ventura

Expertise: Sports Law

Faculty Advisor: TJSL Sports Law Society and National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

Eric Lane
Eric Lane
Partner

Counsel at McKenna Long & Aldridge (f/k/a Luce Forward)

 

Alumnus: Heller Ehrman; Morgan & Finnegan (New York)

Counseled: San Diego Chargers, Larry Flynt's nephews

Voted: Legal Media Group Cleantech 100 Top 100 Cleantech practitioners 2013; Green Patent Blog voted Lexis Top 50 Environmental/Climate Change Blogs 2011

Expertise: Patent, Trademark, Legal Blogging

Sandra L. Rierson
Sandra L. Rierson
Partner

Former Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Los Angeles

 

Expertise: Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Aaron Schwabach
Aaron Schwabach
Partner

Expertise: Internet Law & Fan Fiction

IP Books:

Fan Fiction and Copyright: Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publ. 2011)

Intellectual Property: A Reference Handbook (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO 2007)

Internet and The Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO 2005)

Steven Semeraro
Steven Semeraro
Partner

Former Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Led Investigation of CD Technology Industry

 

Expertise: IP-Antitrust Intersection

Brenda Simon
Brenda Simon
Partner

Former Attorney, Fenwick & West, Patent & Litigation Groups

 

Expertise: Patent Law

Jeff Slattery
Jeff W. Slattery
Partner

Previously in solo and boutique arts-focused practices

 

Represented: Loet Vanderveen, Brian Goggin, and Gyongy Laky
Expertise: Art Law, Music Law, Entertainment Law, Copyright, Trademark, Publicity Rights
Voted: San Diego Top Attorney (2012)
Director: TJSL Art & Entertainment Law Project

Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith
Partner

Expertise: Amateur Sports Law, Contracts, Infractions and Compliance

Director: TJSL Center for Sports Law and Policy

Susan Tiefenbrun
Susan Tiefenbrun
Partner

Former Attorney, Coudert Brothers, New York

 

Expertise: International Intellectual Property, International Business Transactions

Director: TJSL Center for Global Legal Studies