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Wayne Barsky

Wayne Barsky

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Wayne Barsky is a partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is National Co-Chairman of the firm's 125-lawyer Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses on patent litigation for clients in the life science, pharmaceutical, medical device, game publishing, media, and social networking industries, and has extensive trial and appellate experience in federal courts throughout the country and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.  

He is the Chair of the University of Southern California IP Institute 2014 and has been on the Executive Committee since inception of the Institute 10 years ago. He is a former chairman and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation's largest pro bono law office. Barsky served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Los Angeles Superior Court system. Barsky received a California State Bar Commendation for his community service and pro bonoactivities. Barsky received his JD in 1983 from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.  He earned a BA in 1979 from the State University of New York at Binghamton with Highest Honors.


June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”


Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.