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Joanna Ardalan teaches Intellectual Property: Copyright online. She represents clients in intellectual property cases, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, patent, trade secret, and idea theft cases for One LLP. Ardalan’s practice focuses on disputes in the entertainment, internet, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, and advertising sectors. Her work includes litigating cases in trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She also advises clients on how to avoid litigation—and how best to position themselves in case litigation becomes inevitable.
Before Ardalan became an attorney, she was an entrepreneur. She founded and managed a music and software company, where she took her company’s products from initial conception to worldwide distribution. Ardalan understands the practical realities of business and the high stakes her clients face in litigation.
In addition to her teaching at USC Gould School of Law, Ardalan instructs litigating a copyright case at Loyola Law School. She serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, for which she oversees both the copyright & trademark and public interest committees.
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Lisa Klerman was quoted on the rising number of lawsuits by women alleging inequality in pay compared to men and on the challenges in presenting such cases to a court. “If it merits a differential in pay, then the employer can pay the different rate without running afoul of the equal-pay laws,” Klerman said.
“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.
“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.