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Specializing in Business and Entertainment Litigation 



The Henri Law Office is trial practice law firm specializing in business and entertainment litigation in both state and federal courts.  Brian Henri has been recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in California with a perfect record in jury trials and arbitrations.  For example, Mr. Henri served as lead trial counsel in a six-week jury trial where he obtained a $17.3 million verdict against Donald Sterling (the billionaire former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team).  The verdict was named a "Top Verdict" by the Recorder and was in the top 25 largest verdicts of the year in California.  Mr. Henri has obtained multiple million dollar verdicts for plaintiffs and many high-stakes defense verdicts for defendants.  In 2011, Mr. Henri was named one of the top 20 lawyers under 40 by the Daily Journal.

Mr. Henri represents actors, professional athletes, organizations, film and television studios in intellectual property disputes as both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has successfully represented celebrity clients in high-profile right of publicity cases all the way to the United States Supreme Court.  For example, he served as lead counsel for NFL players Vince Ferragamo, Billy Joe DuPree, and Tony Davis in a highly publicized dispute with Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA") over its unauthorized use of former NFL players' likenesses in the "historic team" feature of the Madden NFL video game franchise.  Mr. Henri defeated EA's claimed First Amendment and "incidental use" defenses in a highly important published opinion by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The decision has had extensive repercussions for right-of-publicity defendants (including with the similar suit brought by NCAA athletes against EA sports for misappropriating the likenesses of college athletes without compensation).  Mr. Henri wrote and argued the briefs and prevailed against some of the most prominent lawyers and law firms in the country.    

Mr. Henri has represented large and small businesses is a variety disputes.  For example, he has represented clothing and electronics retailers in more than a dozen unfair competition, false advertising, and/or Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") cases and prevailed in all of them.  He has also prevailed in numerous employment trials and arbitrations.  

Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Henri was associate for six years at Quinn Emanuel, in-house counsel at Fry's Electronics, and a Partner at the firm currently known as ArentFox Schiff, LLP.  Mr. Henri obtained his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.   

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