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Partners Keri Axel and Teresa Huggins Named Women of Influence: Attorneys 2022 By Los Angeles…

Los Angeles Business Journal has named Partners Keri Curtis Axel and Teresa Huggins “Women of Influence: Attorneys 2022” …

Waymaker Client Dismissed in NFT Case Also Involving Sotheby’s and Artist Kevin McCoy

Partners Brian Klein and Teresa Huggins’ client Alex Amsel, who purchased what is known as the first-ever art NFT from artist Kevin McCoy for $1.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction, was dismissed from a case in federal court involving a dispute over that NFT …

Three Waymaker Lawyers Lead Pro Bono Win for Foreign Client in Trademark Infringement Case

Waymaker vacates judgment, wins dismissal for pro bono client in trademark infringement case …

Partner Donald Pepperman Reaches $20 Million Settlement in Prius Stalling Defect Lawsuit Against Toyota

Donald Pepperman was mentioned in Law360 a December 6, 2021 story about Prius owners reaching a $20 million settlement in a class-action against Toyota …

Partners Marquart and Pepperman File Lawsuit Alleging Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Against AT&T

Partners Jaime Marquart and Donald Pepperman, on behalf of plaintiff FlexWare International LLC, filed a civil complaint against AT&T alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition …

Partner Brian Klein Chairs ABA Blockchain & Digital Currency Sept. 15 National Institute (Virtual)

Partner Brian Klein chairs the ABA’s virtual Blockchain & Digital Currency National Institute on September 15 and is participating on the panel, “Key Enforcement Actions.”

Partner Brian Klein Named One of the Top Crypto and Blockchain Attorneys By Business Insider

Partner Brian Klein was named one of the nation’s top 19 crypto and blockchain-focused attorneys by Business Insider in a July 28, 2021 article …

Ryan G. Baker Elected to Anti-Defamation League’s Los Angeles Regional Executive Committee

On July 8, 2021, Ryan G. Baker was elected to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Los Angeles Regional Executive Committee

Partners Ryan Baker and Teresa Huggins Score Complete Victory in a Two-Day Arbitration, Validating Electronically…

Confirming the enforceability of its clients’ electronically executed end-user agreements, Partners Ryan Baker and Teresa Huggins achieved a complete victory in a two-day COVID-era arbitration.

Waymaker Wins Motion To Dismiss First Crypto Antitrust Case

A Southern District of Florida judge agreed with Partners Brian Klein and Donald Pepperman’s request to throw the case out in its entirety, ruling that the complaint “must state facts – not conclusions – that plausibly suggest a conspiracy.”

Baker Marquart is now Waymaker

LOS ANGELES – January 25, 2021 – Since 2006, the Baker Marquart law firm has built a national reputation as a…

Waymaker Obtains Preliminary Injunction Protecting Cosmetic Implant Trade Secrets, Trademark

On January 20, 2021, Waymaker obtained a preliminary injunction preventing Texas urologist Dr. Robert Cornell and others from using a clients’ trade…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Wraps Negligence Claim for Cannabis Client; Scores Favorable Settlement

One of the firm’s cannabis clients was harmed by a service provider’s negligence. To make matters worse, the client faced a substantial,…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Elects Keri Curtis Axel and Teresa Huggins to Partnership

Effective immediately, Waymaker has elevated Keri Curtis Axel and Teresa Huggins to partnership. Keri practices white-collar criminal and…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Welcomes Two Talented Associates to Growing Team

In recent months, Waymaker added two talented attorneys – Jose Nuno and Chloe George – to its growing trial and appellate team.…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Wins Anti-SLAPP Motion and Dismissal of Defamation Case Against Client

On November 6, 2020, Baker Marquart won an important victory for its client when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the…

Partner Brian Klein Organized the ABA’s 6th Annual Blockchain and Digital Currency National Institute

The ABA’s annual blockchain and digital currency national institute was once again organized by partner Brian Klein. The 6th annual version was…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Successfully Resolves the First Securities Class Action over a Digital Token Sale

In 2017, Waymaker was hired to defend the founders of the Tezos blockchain (one of the leading blockchains) and their company in…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Wins Ninth Circuit Reversal of Adverse Summary Judgment Ruling on Parking Meter…

The firm represents a group of putative class members in a civil action in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the defendant…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Joins the Pro Bono Initiative “LA Represents”

Baker Marquart is proud to have joined the Los Angeles pro bono initiative “LA Represents.” This initiative provides free and critical legal…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Wins Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice for Fintech Clients in the Southern…

Baker Marquart achieved an important victory for two Fintech clients in the Southern District of New York on May 15, 2020, when…

Partner Scott Malzahn Assists Equality California as it Navigates New Legal Waters

Under the guidance of Baker Marquart partner Scott Malzahn, the firm is assisting Equality California on a pro bono…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Proudly Sponsors TechGC and Co-Hosts “How to Handle Disputes During the COVID-19…

Baker Marquart, which has a robust and growing tech litigation practice, is now a proud sponsor of TechGC, the invitation-only,…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Lands Reversal in the California Appellate Court

Baker Marquart protected its client’s right to require arbitration of disputes with customers. Following the firm’s argument in Camargo v. Sunnova Energy…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Secures Trial Court RICO Win in the Ninth Circuit

Baker Marquart achieved another Ninth Circuit victory on January 27, 2020, when the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Southern District of California’s…

Experienced Trial and Appellate Attorney Melissa Meister Joins Baker Marquart [Waymaker]

Baker Marquart is pleased to announce that Melissa Meister has joined the firm in its Los Angeles office. Melissa works on both…

Baker Marquart [Waymaker] Carbon Offsets for 2019 Travel

Because Baker Marquart [Waymaker] has a national litigation practice, our attorneys are flying around the country all year.

Block.one, Represented by Baker Marquart [Waymaker], Settles with the SEC

Baker Marquart represented Block.one in its landmark settlement with the SEC.

WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins, Represented by Baker Marquart [Waymaker], Sentenced to No Prison Time

Baker Marquart achieved a seminal cybercrime victory. On July 26, 2019, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin sentenced the…

Ryan Baker Appointed to the Legal Advisory Committee for the Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles Region

Recently featured in The Recorder, Partner and Co-founder Ryan Baker was appointed to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Legal Advisory Committee.…

CA Supreme Court Reverses Anti-SLAPP Ruling in FilmOn.com, Inc. v. DoubleVerify, Inc. Libel Case

On May 6, 2019, in a victory for Baker Marquart, the California Supreme Court reversed an opinion of the Second Appellate District.

Winklevoss Capital Fund, LLC’s Attorney Fined $15K for Obstructive Behavior – Winklevoss Twins Ordered to…

Baker Marquart achieved a significant victory for its client Charlie Shrem in Winklevoss Capital Fund, LLC v. Shrem, which is before Judge…

Baker Marquart Takes FilmOn.com, Inc. v. DoubleVerify, Inc. Libel Case to CA Supreme Court to…

– Lower courts departure from existing anti-SLAPP jurisprudence creates further confusion and enormous legal barriers to holding companies accountable…

Partner Brian Klein Defends Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken in the First Cryptocurrency Antitrust Case

Partner Brian Klein is representing cryptocurrency exchange Kraken and its founder Jesse Powell in United American Corp v. Bitmain, filed in the…

Partner Scott Malzahn Elected as Vice President of Equality California Board; Organization Celebrates 20th Anniversary

We are pleased to announce that Partner Scott Malzahn has been elected as Vice President to the 2019 Board of…

Baker Marquart Helps Client Acquire Outstanding Shares Using California Corporations Code Section 2000

Baker Marquart Helps Client Petition for Appraisal and Avoid Involuntary Dissolution Pursuant to California Corporations Code Section 2000, Which Leads to Favorable…

Baker Marquart Nets Favorable Settlement of National Copyright Claims

In 2012, Baker Marquart was hired to defend its client, FilmOn, against copyright infringement claims brought by all the major television networks…

Retained on the Eve of Trial, Baker Marquart Settles Franchise Dispute With State of California

Retained less than a week before the California Department of Business Affairs was set to present its case against a successful entrepreneur,…

Baker Marquart’s Appearance Leads to Profitable Sale of Membership Interest

After certain members in a profitable limited liability company engaged in self-dealing, Baker Marquart was retained by a member to negotiate a…

Baker Marquart Averts Lawsuit for Multinational Bank

Baker Marquart’s client, a bank with over $60 billion in assets, had established a truck leasing program for a freight handler. When…

Baker Marquart Wins Anti-SLAPP Motion; Subsequently Settles Dispute for DIRECTV Subsidiary, a Televi

Baker Marquart was engaged to pursue claims for breach of a television production contract. The firm filed claims in federal court against…

Equality California names Scott Malzahn to Board of Directors

Baker Marquart partner, Scott Malzahn, was named to the Board of Directors of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual…

Favorable Settlement of FINRA Arbitration Against International Financial Institution

Baker Marquart was engaged by a former director of a major international investment bank to pursue wrongful termination claims. The director was…

UCLA’s Eugene Volokh Praises Baker Marquart Victory in Florida as Important First Amendment Win

After Baker Marquart’s Ryan Baker won reversal of a Florida cyberstalking injunction and obtained dismissal of the entire action in the Florida…

Baker Marquart Wins First Amendment Cyberstalking Appeal In Florida

The firm recently won reversal of a Florida cyberstalking injunction and obtained dismissal in the Florida District Court of Appeals. The Florida…

Baker Marquart Has Leading Litigation Practice in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Industries

Baker Marquart is widely recognized as having a leading litigation practice in the emerging and revolutionary Bitcoin and Blockchain technology industries. Firm…

Baker Marquart Wins “Landmark” Copyright Decision

“Huge,” “landmark,” “legal earthquake” and “shocking” were all terms used by the media to describe Baker Marquart’s recent summary judgment victory on…

Baker Marquart Obtains Dismissal of a Federal Indictment Against Colorado Bitcoin Trader

Baker Marquart successfully defended a client charged with running an unlicensed money transmitting business in federal court in Colorado. In July 2015,…

Baker Marquart Obtains Favorable Resolution of Patent Action Against Cirque du Soleil over Las Vegas

On behalf of its client, Hologram USA, Baker Marquart brought claims for patent infringement against Cirque du Soleil and the Michael Jackson…

Firm settles patent case over Homer Simpson hologram

The Firm was engaged to protect a client’s patent portfolio related to the creation of live three-dimensional images. After the client learned…

Baker Marquart Announces Sponsorship of Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race

Baker Marquart is proud to support the riders and community of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. As one of the most…

Patent Client Obtains Favorable Patent Settlement after Claim Construction Hearing

Baker Marquart was retained to represent a software company plaintiff in a patent dispute. The firm took targeted discovery and worked with…

Jury Trial Victory Protects Creators of Blockbuster Film

In an five-year battle over authorship of a major motion picture that grossed over $450 Million in box office sales, Baker Marquart,…

Patent Infringement Action Settles After Defendant Agrees to Cease Infringing Activities

Baker Marquart was recently retained to protect a client’s patent portfolio. Upon learning of one party’s infringing activities – and that party’s…

Firm Protects Motion Picture Production Company’s Trademark

Baker Marquart represented a film production company in an action to enforce trademark rights. Prior to the firm’s engagement, the defendant had…

Firm Obtains Dismissal of All Criminal Charges against Hazardous Waste Cleanup Company

Baker Marquart represented a hazardous waste cleanup company facing multiple state criminal charges. The firm took quick in response to the allegations.…

Firm Recoups Significant Portion of Client’s Investment in Failed Media Company

The firm was recently retained by an investor in a startup media company. The client had lost all his investment when the…

Appellate Victory for Mattel in Ninth Circuit

Mattel retained the firm after several insurance companies appealed the denial of their motion to intervene in the litigation between Mattel and…

Brian Klein Leaves U.S. Attorney’s Office For Baker Marquart

Baker Marquart is pleased to announce that Brian Klein has left the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles to join the firm.…

Arbitration Victory Against International Financial Services Firm

When a consumer products company was sued by its former investment bank, an international financial institution, the firm was retained to defend…

The Firm Wins Twice In California Court Of Appeal, Protecting Right To Jury Trial

The California Court of Appeal recently published an opinion vindicating the right to a jury trial. After the firm filed suit on…

Baker Marquart Adds Three Lawyers

Baker Marquart LLP is pleased to announce that three new lawyers have joined the firm. Mark Smith joins Baker Marquart as of…

Favorable Settlement for Global Asset Management Firm

The firm was recently retained on the eve of trial to prosecute claims related to the purchase of commercial real estate in…

Fortune 500 Company Retains Firm to Defend Breach of Contract Claims, Nets Positive Recovery

The firm was retained by one of its clients, a Fortune 500 company, to defend claims brought by a software company. Plaintiff…

Unprecedented Injunction in Trademark Dispute

The firm obtained an extraordinary preliminary injunction to protect the trademarks of one of its clients, a software company. The firm presented…

Total Arbitration Victory for DIRECTV

The DIRECTV Group retained Baker Marquart to pursue breach of contract claims against a former DIRECTV dealer. After taking discovery that made…

Walk-Away Settlement for Startup Aircraft Company

The firm was retained by one of its clients, the manufacturer of revolutionary lightweight sport aircraft, to defend against claims brought by…

Franchisee Ordered to Arbitrate

When an out-of-state franchisor was sued by a California franchisee, the franchisor retained the firm to defend against those claims. The firm…

Landlord Dismisses Claims Against a Popular Los Angeles Nightclub

Baker Marquart was recently retained by a popular Los Angeles nightclub to defend against claims brought by the club’s landlord. Within days,…

Firm Obtains “No Liability” Arbitration Award for Well-Known Talent Agency

The firm was hired by a well-known talent agency to help it collect unpaid commissions from an Academy Award® nominated film editor…

Firm Obtains Eight Million Dollar Arbitration Award

The firm was hired to represent an individual in a stock option dispute with his brother and his brother’s company (a national…

Fantastic Results in Hannah Montana Case

The firm represented NAACP Image Award winner Morris Taylor “Buddy” Sheffield in a breach of contract lawsuit against defendant ABC Cable Networks…

Summary Judgment for Rolls-Royce

The firm obtained summary judgment for Rolls-Royce in a breach of contract action related to the construction of an oil platform. Plaintiff…

Summary Judgment for Academy Award Winning Director and Screenwriter

The firm, together with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, recently defeated a nine-figure copyright claim brought in federal court, and ensured that…

Summary Judgment and Sanctions Award in Breach of Contract Action

The firm recently obtained summary judgment and a sanctions award in Maine federal court. Defendants had failed to repay a substantial commercial…

Favorable Settlement for Internet Company

The Firm defended two Internet companies established by one of the founders of MySpace.com. The case related to defendants’ purchase of a…

Summary Judgment and Six-Figure Sanctions Aware in Fraud and Breach of Contract Action

The Firm defended a commercial lender in a fraud and breach of contract action brought by a competing lender. Plaintiff sought $2…

Great Result in Corporate Control Litigation

The majority shareholders of a private company located in California retained the firm to replace prior counsel in heated litigation regarding control…

Qui Tam Retaliation Action Settled for Nuisance Value

The firm recently obtained a favorable settlement for a client faced with a whistleblower retaliatory termination action. A former employee of the…

Favorable Resolution of Motion Picture Royalty Dispute

The firm defended two independent movie companies and Blockbuster Inc. in a dispute over royalties for the motion picture “Monster.” Plaintiff sought…

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