Tyler R. Andrews

Tyler R. Andrews

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Tyler Andrews is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on intellectual property enforcement, entertainment law, business disputes, and legislative affairs. He has advocated for clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials in both state and federal court, and appeals before the Ninth Circuit, the California Court of Appeals, and the Nevada Supreme Court. Tyler represents clients in the apparel, sports, entertainment, gaming, automotive, and technology industries before legislative and regulatory bodies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Concentrations

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

Capabilities

Experience

  • Copyright: Obtained complete summary judgment victory for a world-renowned professional boxer accused of copyright infringement, and upheld verdict at Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Copyright: Obtained summary judgment for client based on lack of damages 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.
  • Cybersquatting/Domain Name: Obtained summary judgment, statutory damages, and award of attorney fees for leading Nevada gaming company on all claims brought against professional poker player in federal court; Upheld judgment for client at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • 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 client's trademark application after oral argument before TTAB in Washington, D.C.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Obtained complete summary judgment for entertainment company client in TCPA text message class action through a landmark decision out of Northern District of California, adopting argument that “human intervention” precluded any liability against client under the statute.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Obtained full dismissal of TCPA robocall litigation against university client upon 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.
  • Entertainment: Represented the leading live show production company in Las Vegas in numerous litigation matters involving ERISA, breach of contract, personal injury, and other issues.
  • Entertainment: Represented prominent professional basketball player and negotiated settlement of personal injury claims against him for small fraction of Plaintiff’s demand.
  • 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 attorneys 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.
  • 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.
  • Abuse of process: Obtained a multimillion-dollar verdict for client, plus a multimillion-dollar award of punitive damages, after jury trial in state court against a large Nevada real estate developer.
  • Mortgage fraud/breach of contract: Obtained full defense verdict after jury trial in federal court, in the District of Nevada, plus an award of costs and attorneys fees, for a major international securities firm client.
  • 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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine,
    • Southern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2018
    • Mountain States "Super Lawyer," 2013-2018
  • Listed, Nevada Business magazine
    • Listed, "Legal Elite - 50 Best Up & Coming Attorneys," 2012
    • Listed, "20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys," 2011
    • Listed, "Up and Coming: The Silver State's Top Attorneys," 2011
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Association
  • Member, Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente Chapter
  • Volunteer, Nevada Legal Aid Center Children’s Advocacy Project

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2005
    • Order of the Coif
    • Comments Editor, San Diego International Law Journal
    • Member, San Diego National Appellate Moot Court Team
    • Student Attorney, University of San Diego Entrepreneurship Clinic
    • President, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, San Diego Chapter, 2003-2005
    • Vice President, San Diego Sports and Entertainment Law Society, 2002-2003
  • B.A., Mass Communications and Film Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2000
    • Dean's Honors
Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California