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Scott M. Lesowitz

slesowitz@raineslaw.com
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Phone: (310) 734-0407
Fax: (310) 765-7647

9720 Wilshire Boulevard, Fifth Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Scott Lesowitz is an experienced trial attorney. Scott has conducted ten jury trials, has written twelve appellate briefs for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has conducted oral argument four times in front of the Ninth Circuit. The LA Business Journal named Scott one of the top 25 white collar and cyber crimes law attorneys in Los Angeles County.

Scott has a significant background in general civil litigation, intellectual property disputes, cyber, technology, and software law, privacy and data security, criminal and regulatory defense, the law governing the management of medical practices, RICO, fraud cases, real property disputes, loan disputes, and conversion and theft cases. Scott has become a recognized figure in IP disputes regarding videogames and mobile applications due to his significant victories and highly regarded publications.

Scott started his legal career at Sonnenschein, Nath, & Rosenthal (now Dentons) in New York. Scott then served as a federal prosecutor as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Diego.

At Raines Feldman, Scott works in the internet and digital media practice group, as well as in the general litigation practice group. Scott also has experience with corporate and real estate transactions.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School
cum laude

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
cum laude

Admissions State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District
State Bar of New York
U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York
Significant Engagements
  • Use of his computer programming experience to help achieve a settlement for a video game developer in a copy right infringement case involving games distributed to approximately 40 million people.
  • In a separate case, defeated a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction brought by a Chinese company against his European client in a copyright infringement case involving the distribution of approximately 30 million mobile applications via the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  • Briefing in the trial court and appellate court in a case involving claims of $144 million over alleged online sales of counterfeit luxury goods.
  • After deposing the plaintiffs’ proposed expert in a trademark infringement case, the plaintiffs withdrew the expert.
  • Briefing in the trial court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of California in a $50 million dispute over the validity of a loan agreement.
  • Helped negotiate a settlement in a dispute involving members in a major hedge fund that operates in multiple countries.
  • Helped close a $1.2 billion merger
  • Represented clients in multiple real estate disputes involving property worth over $10 million.