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Waymaker Partner Scott Malzahn Becomes 2023 President of Equality California

LOS ANGELES – Waymaker LLP is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner Scott Malzahn has been elected to a two-year term as the 2023 President of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization...

Partner Ryan Baker Named to ADL’s National Commission

The Anti-Defamation League’s National Board of Directors has approved Ryan Baker’s nomination to the ADL’s National Commission allowing Baker to contribute to the fight against ignorance and hatred on a national level …

Partner Brian Klein Speaks About Key Enforcement Actions at the ABA’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency National…

Partner Brian Klein speaks at the ABA’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency National Virtual Institute on Thursday, October 27, 2022 discussing how law enforcement and regulatory actions shape the industry … 

Waymaker represents an Animal Rights Nonprofit in Lawsuit Alleging American Heart Association’s Claims about Eating…

The American Heart Association (AHA) is facing a lawsuit brought by Waymaker attorneys Brian Klein, Teresa Huggins, Melissa Meister and Jared Sohn on behalf of animal rights advocacy group Animal Outlook that its labeling of some red meat brands as “heart healthy” is misleading and false …

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Partner Brian Klein Quoted About Notorious Gambler Suing Casinos From Prison

Partner Brian Klein, quoted by usbets.com in a story about a high-roller gambler in federal prison for investment fraud suing online casino BetMGM, said the client’s incarceration made the defense attorney’s job “exponentially more challenging …”

Partner Ryan Baker Interviewed by CBS News Morning about Social Media Companies Facing Lawsuit From…

Ryan Baker speaking to CBS News Morning about hundreds of families suing social media companies for allegedly impacting their children’s mental health, said “the algorithms are products that the companies develop themselves and those products can be the basis for liability”…

Partner Keri Axel Interviewed by BBC After Outraged Taylor Swift Fans Bring Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

Keri Curtis Axel, an experienced criminal and civil litigator and parent of a Swiftie, interviewed by BBC on the lawsuit by angry Taylor Swift fans against Ticketmaster, said the goal is “to get rid of the bots so that common customers have a chance to get tickets …”

Partner Ryan Baker Interviewed by BBC on Balenciaga Ad Scandal and Subsequent Lawsuit

Ryan Baker spoke to BBC World Service about the Balenciaga BDSM ad scandal, which erupted when the edgy high-end fashion house published photographs from a new “gift collection” ad campaign, which featured images of children holding stuffed teddy bears wearing bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism articles with other BDSM objects also on display …

Awards & Rankings

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Five Partners Named Southern California Super Lawyers 2023

Partners Ryan Baker, Brian Klein, Scott Malzahn, Jaime Marquart and Donald Pepperman have been named Southern California Super Lawyers 2023 …

Partner Brian Klein Named One of Daily Journal’s Top White Collar Attorneys 2022

Daily Journal on December 7, 2022 named Partner Brian Klein as one of its top White Collar Attorneys 2022. A former federal prosecutor and accomplished and renowned trial attorney, Klein leads Waymaker’s White Collar practice ...

Waymaker LLP and Partner Brian Klein Earn Chambers 2023 FinTech Ranking

Chambers ranked Waymaker LLP and its partner Brian Klein as having elite litigation practices in FinTech, with Klein earning two Band 1-rankings (the highest possible)

Four Partners and Waymaker Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2023

Partners Ryan Baker, Brian Klein, Jaime Marquart and Donald Pepperman have been recognized as “Benchmark Litigation Stars” and …
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