Kent R. Raygor

Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
Kent Raygor, a partner in the Century City office, practices in the Business Trial, Intellectual Property, and Entertainment, Technology and Advertising groups.

Areas of Practice

Complex business litigation : Handles complex litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, appearing before state and federal trial courts around the country, including the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court, Multidistrict Litigation Panel, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.

• Business litigation : Numerous consumer class actions, including cases for Gillette, Pier 1, and MillerCoors; complex, high-tech patent litigation for Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, and others; cases with significant constitutional issues arising under the First Amendment, the Reserved Powers Doctrine, the Contracts Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and Privacy provisions; multidistrict litigation (MDL) defending clients against numerous copyright, unfair competition, and consumer class action lawsuits consolidated before a single court.

• Media law litigation and counseling : Emphasis on First Amendment, privacy, defamation, and right of publicity litigation; pre-publication clearance analyses for films, documentaries, screenplays, advertising, books, and news; complex matters for many Fortune 500 companies, including Fox, Disney, ABC, ESPN, Lions Gate, CNET, and Sony Pictures; numerous right of publicity and invasion of privacy cases defending clients against claims by celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dianne Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron Diaz, Audioslave, Weezer, Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Sandra Bullock.

• Intellectual property litigation and counseling : Numerous trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, patent, computer, and Internet litigation and counseling matters for UGG, Eddie Bauer, MillerCoors, Sprint, MGA Entertainment, Digital Domain, CompUSA, TigerDirect, Hurley, Billabong, Samsung, and many others.


•Named a Litigation Star (Benchmark Litigation, 2009)

•Recognized by Film, Music, Theater & Television - Advice to Corporates (Legal 500, 2009)

•Recognized as one of the Top 10 Entertainment IP Lawyers in California (Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 2008)

•Named a Southern California Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation (Los Angeles Magazine, 2006-2013)

•Recognized for digital rights management and digital convergence expertise (Los Angeles Business Journal, Who's Who In Law-;Intellectual Property issue, 2006)

•Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Courts (1996-2002)

•Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) (2006-2013)


•Intellectual Property: Copyright, Legal 500, 2014

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Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Video Game
  • Trademark Applications and Prosecution
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
  • International Practice
  • Korea
  • Advertising
  • Sports


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1984, California

Law School Attended

Minnesota Law School
Class of 1984
cum laude

University Attended

University of Minnesota
Class of 1976
summa cum laude

Associations & Memberships

Memberships•Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) •Los Angeles Copyright Society •American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) •Inter... More

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Office Information
Kent R. Raygor
 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (Los Angeles, California)

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