James M. Chadwick: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

James M. Chadwick

Phone650.815.2605

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • General Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Aviation
  • Education
  • Video Game
 
University University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., cum laude, 1979; San Francisco State University, M.A., 1985
 
Law SchoolSanta Clara University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1991
 
AdmittedCalifornia; U.S. District Court for the Northern; California State Courts; California Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California First Amendment Coalition

•Former chair and vice-chair, current member of Media, Privacy, and Defamation Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association

•Member, ABA Forum on Communications Law and the Media Law Resource Center

 
Biography

James Chadwick is a partner in the Business Trial and Intellectual Property Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chadwick's practice focuses on litigation and counseling for media, technology, and online businesses, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation, media law, privacy and data security, and business disputes.

Honors

•Leading media and entertainment lawyers, Chambers USA, 2006, 2008-2014

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2008-2014

•Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

•Top Rated Lawyer in Technology, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

•America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA

•Recognized, First Amendment Litigation & Counseling, Legal 500, 2009

•Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2007, 2010-2013

•James Madison Freedom of Information Award

•Top 10 Pro Bono Efforts of 2012

 
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Georgia’s Limited Tax Credits for Interactive Entertainment Producers
James M. Chadwick,Mukund H. Sharma, April 23, 2014
On April 15, Georgia passed a law amending its tax code to provide a limited tax credit to qualified interactive entertainment companies. The law provides incentives for mid-size game developers who demonstrate sufficient ties to Georgia. Qualified interactive entertainment companies are those that:

California Enacts New Data Privacy Laws
James M. Chadwick,Rachel Tarko Hudson, October 22, 2013
As part of a flurry of new privacy legislation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new data privacy bills into law on September 27, 2013: S.B. 46 amending California’s data security breach notification law and A.B. 370 regarding disclosure of “do not track” and other...


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James M. Chadwick

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301




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