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Jean-Paul Jassy

Jean-Paul Jassy

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Personal Website: Link




Jean-Paul (JP) Jassy litigates with an emphasis on disputes in the media, internet, first amendment and entertainment arenas. He also routinely represents all types of businesses in multi-million dollar breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, copyright, trademark, idea submission and profit participation cases. Jassy's clients include internet giants, television networks, metropolitan newspapers, motion picture studios, nonprofits dedicated to free press and free expression, top-flight production companies and award-winning reporters. He has taught full-length courses on first amendment and media law at prestigious law schools, and repeatedly been named by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America in the first amendment field. Jassy founded two law firms listed as Tier 1 (top tier) by US News & World Report, both nationally and locally. He has successfully litigated cases in the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. His work has been covered in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post, among other media outlets. Jassy also routinely advises production companies and publishers in ways to avoid and mitigate liability.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Vanity Fair
April 16, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about President Donald Trump's attempts to stop the FBI from reviewing documents taken from his personal lawyer during a raid. “I’m not aware of a client ever being able to conduct the first review of whether a lawyer’s files are privileged. And for an obvious reason: If the files sought involve an alleged crime/fraud, the client will say that those e-mails are privileged,” Kerr said. “Trump in effect wants the warrant to be executed like a subpoena to him personally, in which he gets to decide what the government sees. But that’s not how it’s done: the point of using a search warrant is to block that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Edward Kleinbard
January, 2018

"The Right Tax at the Right Time," Florida Tax Review 21 (2017): 208.

Edward Kleinbard
January, 2018

“The Perversion of the Tax Policy Process,” Keynote Address at the USC Tax Institute, Los Angeles, CA.