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Buchalter

Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Products Liability Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Eric Kennedy is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on complex ligation matters with an emphasis on consumer class action defense and disputes involving contracts, unfair competition, real estate, fiduciary relationships, false advertising, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, and employment issues.  Mr. Kennedy represents clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, apparel, social media, consumer products, automotive, and real estate. Mr. Kennedy has substantial experience in both state and federal court and has tried cases on both coasts.

Autonomous Vehicles

Mr. Kennedy is the co-chair of the firm’s Autonomous & Intelligent Systems and Automotive Industry Practice Groups. In this role, he focuses on the legal issues impacting the autonomous vehicle industry, including product liability and regulatory concerns and intellectual property protection. He recently managed a nationwide survey of local vehicle regulations and their impact on the development and design of autonomous vehicles for a large auto manufacturer heavily invested in the development and implementation of autonomous technology.

Social Media

Mr. Kennedy is the co-chair of the firm’s Social Media Influencer Industry Practice Group. Working with talented transactional lawyers from Buchalter’s corporate department, he has managed several joint ventures between product developers and influencers creating entirely new and meaningful revenue streams for both sides.

Volunteer

Mr. Kennedy is deeply committed to doing volunteer work. He is the chair of Buchalter’s Pro Bono Committee and an active member of several charities, including the YMCA, Law Rocks, and California Strong.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • USC Gould School of Law
  • Brigham Young University
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Intellectual Property Law | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Products Liability Law | Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

Articles

  • Executive Order Aimed at Restricting Civil Liability Protections Afforded to Social Media Companies
  • Why is the US not leading the global race in AV readiness?
  • Espionage, Trade Secrets & Antitrust Violations: A Real-Life DRAM Drama Unfolds
  • House Hands SELF DRIVE Act to Senate
  • House Panel Approves Sweeping Proposal on Autonomous Vehicles, Putting Innovation Above Regulation
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Releases Principles for Federal Autonomous Vehicle Laws
  • Are You Allowed to Jailbreak Your Car? As of October 28, the Answer is Yes


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