Aaron P. Rudin


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Aaron P. Rudin is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Intellectual Property and Insurance practice groups.

    Aaron regularly represents business entities in matters involving individual as well as class action claims, including claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, unfair competition, and alleged Labor Code violations.

    Aaron’s commercial litigation practice includes handling complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secret, choice of law and international law issues with a particular focus and expertise in disputes involving franchisors and franchisees. He has also represented several corporate entities in class action disputes involving numerous issues including alleged violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Cartwright Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

    Aaron’s intellectual property practice includes handling matters involving copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, rights of publicity and privacy based claims. He represents a diverse list of clients, including television stations, music production companies, book and magazine publishers, authors, international restaurant franchisors, global advertising agencies, ticket brokerage agencies and various commercial internet based enterprises.

    Aaron’s insurance practice includes counseling clients on coverage issues, insurance coverage and “bad faith” litigation involving media liability, advertising injury, entertainment, construction, first party property and automobile coverage issues, as well as defending carrier clients in nationwide class actions.  He also represents distribution companies in complex products liability matters.


    • California
    • United States District Courts, California
    • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


    • Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • United Hope for Animals
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Aaron obtained a defense verdict for his client after a jury trial involving a contractual dispute between a distributor and a manufacturer where the amount in dispute was in excess of $76 million.
    • Aaron obtained a favorable verdict for his client after a bench trial involving a dispute between a franchisor and its franchisee.
    • Aaron has prevailed on motions for summary judgment in numerous commercial, insurance and intellectual property matters, including on issues of reliance parties in regards to the copyright restoration of foreign works, statutory damages and attorney’s fees. Peliculas y Videos Internacionales, S.A. de C.V. v. Harriscope of L.A., Inc., 302 F.Supp.2d 1131 (C.D. Cal. 2004).
    • Aaron has also secured summary adjudication on behalf of a national consulting company pertaining to the enforceability of non-compete provisions in employment agreements.
    • Aaron has successfully defeated several motions for class certification or prevailed on motions for class decertification in numerous disputes including disputes involving the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Cartwright Act and insurance policy claims.
  • Publications & Presentations


    Mr. Rudin has written several media related articles, including:

    • Seventh Circuit Upholds Protection for a Different Kind of Identity Theft
      ABA Media, Privacy, and Defamation Newsletter (Summer 2005)
  • Education


    J.D., magna cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law, 2002

    B.A., Political Science, University of Arizona, 1999

    • Minor in Communications


    Honorable Margaret A. Nagle, United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Central District of California

    Honorable S. James Otero, Los Angeles Superior Court (subsequently appointed District Judge to United States District Court, Central District of California)


    Rising Stars® distinction in Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership, and Intellectual Property Litigation (2005, 2008-2017, Law & Politics)