John Snow

John Snow

Practice Areas

  • Business and Intellectual Property Litigation

Biography

John Snow is a well-rounded trial lawyer capable of handling every aspect of litigation. He has litigated breach of contract claims, intellectual property disputes, securities fraud litigation, consumer class actions, False Claims Act cases, tort claims, government investigations, and other complex business matters.

Mr. Snow has developed special expertise in entertainment litigation, where he has represented musicians, writers, managers, producers, promoters, entertainment companies, and other creative professionals in almost every type of entertainment dispute. His recent successes include defeating copyright infringement claims on summary judgment for a prominent hip hop group and obtaining a favorable resolution for his client in a dispute over ownership of well-known music festivals. In his real estate practice, Mr. Snow recently prevailed in an arbitration he first chaired through trial before the panel.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Snow was a criminal prosecutor with 26 jury trials to verdict and a civil enforcement lawyer litigating large public impact cases. Before that, he was a lawyer at Hueston Hennigan LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Snow started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable George H. King, former Chief Judge of the Central District of California. Mr. Snow graduated Order of the Coif from USC Law School, where he was an Executive Senior Editor on the Law Review and a Legal Writing Fellow.

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Order of the Coif, American Jurisprudence Award (Criminal Procedure)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: Academic Excellence Award; Honors Program

Bar Admission

  • California, 2011

Current Employment Position

  • Partner