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Tyler R. Andrews

Tyler Andrews is a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in media, entertainment, real estate, and business disputes. Known for his practical approach to resolving conflicts and his courtroom creativity, Tyler has handled intellectual property claims, First Amendment matters, real estate disputes, employment class actions, TCPA violations, and numerous entertainment industry lawsuits.

Tyler and his team have secured high-profile litigation victories for a broad range of clients, including BASE Entertainment, O’Neill, NBC Universal, Cannondale, Nomura Securities, Floyd Mayweather, PayPal, Circle K, Yamaha, and Brett Daniels – the star and co-creator of the Broadway ensemble hit “The Illusionists.”

Tyler serves as the litigation liaison and pro bono coordinator for Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County office, and as Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Sports, Entertainment & Marketing Section.  With active practices in both Southern California and Nevada, he has been listed in “Super Lawyers” for both Southern California and Mountain States since 2013.  He was named as one of the “Top 20 up and coming attorneys in Nevada” by Nevada Business Weekly in 2011 and 2012, and a “Top 100 Lawyer in Las Vegas” by MyVegas Magazine.

Concentrations

  • Business litigation
  • State and federal appeals
  • Intellectual property enforcement
  • Entertainment law
  • Real estate litigation
  • Sports and apparel litigation

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Live Stage/Contract: Obtained multimillion-dollar award for Brett Daniels, co-creator of the Broadway and internationally best-selling ensemble magic production “The Illusionists,” winning on all claims against the show’s producers, who were represented at trial by famed media litigator Charles Harder.
  • Action Sports/Licensing: Secured client O’Neill’s licensing rights and fees for leading world tour professional surfer Jordy Smith.
  • Live Stage/Contract: Defended against a hostile takeover lawsuit and protected client BASE Entertainment’s production rights to the live stage show Absinthe, dubbed the “number one greatest show in Las Vegas History.”
  • Sports/Copyright: Obtained summary judgment victory for world-renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather, accused of copyright infringement, and upheld verdict for client at Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • First Amendment/anti-SLAPP: Defended media client and journalist against defamation and trade libel claims brought by CBD industry plaintiff, including multiple anti-SLAPP challenges before California Court of Appeal.
  • Television/Contract: Defended media clients against breach of contract and right of publicity claims brought by former star contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
  • Cybersquatting/Domain Name: Obtained summary judgment, statutory damages, and award of attorney fees for Two Plus Two Publishing on trademark and cybersquatting claims brought against professional poker player in federal court, and upheld judgment at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Entertainment: Represented the leading live show production company in Las Vegas in numerous litigation matters involving ERISA, breach of contract, personal injury, real estate, and other issues.
  • Entertainment: Defended prominent NBA player and negotiated settlement of personal injury claims against him for small fraction of Plaintiff’s demand.
  • Copyright: Obtained summary judgment for client in copyright litigation between two leading international janitorial supply companies.
  • Copyright: Obtained summary judgment against all copyright claims brought against international software development company client, plus order awarding the reimbursement of all fees and costs incurred.
  • Rights of publicity: Obtained final judgment and permanent injunction in favor of world-renowned professional boxer whose name and likeness were infringed by multiple defendants.
  • Patent: Prosecuted several infringement actions for major international auto-parts client.
  • Trademark: Obtained judgment in favor of sports and yoga apparel company after challenge to validity of client’s trademark brought by competitor, including transfer of the competitor's mark and domain name to client.
  • Trade secret and copyright: Obtained multimillion-dollar judgment for medical device client in federal action against former partner for copyright infringement, deceptive trade practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB): Appealed USPTO's denial of sunglass manufacturer’s trademark application after oral argument before TTAB in Washington, D.C.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Obtained complete summary judgment for entertainment industry client in a landmark TCPA text message class action decision, adopting argument that “human intervention” precluded liability under the statute.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Obtained full dismissal of TCPA robocall litigation against university client by demonstrating that client’s conduct did not fall within the scope of the statute.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Represent numerous entities in defending TCPA class action allegations based on text message, junk fax, and robocall allegations in various federal judicial districts throughout the country.
  • Antitrust: Obtained summary judgment for medical industry client in federal court after alleged violations of Robinson-Patman Act.
  • Contract: Obtained full dismissal of breach of contract and intentional interference claims against international industrial and mining pipe supply company.
  • Employment: Defended all claims brought by a former executive against major international gaming company and its officers.
  • Employment: Secured injunction and finding of contempt against rogue ex-officer of leading environmental services client during employment litigation, plus award of costs and fees in favor of client.
  • Employment: Obtained summary judgment on all claims brought against leading Las Vegas pharmacy client by former manager and shareholder of client, plus an order divesting plaintiff of his stake in company.
  • Dissenting Shareholders: Defended entity and its board of directors against excessive valuation and fiduciary duty claims brought by dissenting shareholders after buy-out merger.
  • Bankruptcy: Obtained finding of non-dischargeability in District of Nevada after attempt to discharge a multimillion-dollar jury trial judgment, and upheld ruling through appeal and oral argument before Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
  • Bankruptcy: Obtained full non-dischargeability judgment for client in bankruptcy adversary action in the Southern District of California, plus an award of interest, costs and attorney’s fees against debtor.
  • Wrongful death: Obtained summary judgment and a full dismissal with prejudice for a mass-transportation client after auto accident.
  • Wrongful death: Obtained summary judgment and a full dismissal with prejudice for real estate operator after death on property following altercation with security.
  • Land use and abuse of process: Obtained a multimillion-dollar verdict for client, plus a multimillion-dollar award of punitive damages, after jury trial against a large Nevada real estate developer.
  • Mortgage fraud/breach of contract: Obtained full defense verdict after federal jury trial, plus an award of costs and attorney’s fees, for a major international securities client
  • Mortgage fraud: Represent leading title company in Nevada and obtained full dismissals through summary judgment on several actions relating to Las Vegas residential real estate filed in California Superior Court and Central District of California.
  • Candidate, Nevada State Assembly District 10, Las Vegas, 2010
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Thomas J. Whelan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2004
  • Legal Intern, Constitutional Studies, CATO Institute, 2003

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine,
    • Mountain States "Super Lawyer," 2013-2019
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2018
  • Listed, MyVegas magazine
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas, 2020
  • Listed, Nevada Business magazine
    • "Legal Elite - 50 Best Up & Coming Attorneys," 2012
    • "20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys," 2011
    • "Up and Coming: The Silver State's Top Attorneys," 2011
  • Chair, Orange County Bar Association Sports, Entertainment & Marketing Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Shoreline Church of San Clemente
  • Volunteer, Nevada Legal Aid Center Children’s Advocacy Project

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2005
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, San Diego National Appellate Moot Court Team
    • President, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, San Diego Chapter, 2003-2005
  • Diploma di maturità, Mass Communications and Film Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2000
Abilitazioni
  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of the United States
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