Jonah Grossbardt is a seasoned litigator who provides creative, strategic and pragmatic solutions for his clients. He is best regarded for his calm demeanor, deliberate approach and affable nature. Jonah’s 15+ years of practice has primarily focused on representing plaintiffs and defendants across multiple industries; including, entertainment, design and tech in contract disputes, partnership dissolutions, copyright and trademark litigation, amongst additional matters.
Jonah is admitted to practice law in both New York and California, and in following federal courts: Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Colorado and the Southern District of Texas as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jonah’s practice originated in New York City at The Roth Law Firm, specializing in entertainment, securities, intellectual property and business litigation, representing both corporate clients and individuals in transactional matters.
In pursuit of less noise and more sunshine, Jonah moved to Los Angeles where he opened a satellite office for Savur Threadgold, a New York City based entertainment law firm. Following which, Jonah shifted his practice to focus on intellectual property law; mainly copyright and trademark infringement and joined SRIPLAW, a boutique intellectual property firm based in South Florida. At SRIPLAW, Jonah managed the Los Angeles office for over five years and represented content creators in protecting their intellectual property rights.
Prior to commencing his career in law, Jonah worked in the jewelry industry in design,
marketing and operations. Working in all aspects of the jewelry business gave him an in-depth understanding of the challenges of running a business. Jonah’s background provides him a strong business acumen, and greater understanding of his clients, their business, and the best methods for solving business disputes.
Jonah was previously a board member of the Barristers Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property, Internet and New Media Law Committee and the Board of Governors at the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He was also the co-chair of the Roxbury Park Legal Clinic.
Jonah earned his B.A. at Tulane University in 2003 and graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 2007. While at Pace Law School, Jonah consistently made Dean’s List, and was elected as the Student Bar Association President. Jonah’s experience during law school also included clerking for a judge in the Commercial Division in New York County State Supreme Court and interning at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
Represented the Estate of Thelonious Monk in a trademark and right of publicity action against a brewery where the brewery first moved to dismiss and the motion was denied and the case proceeded to summary judgment and resolved prior to trial.
Represented a creator of microscopic images in an appeal in the 9th Circuit reversing the lower court’s wrongful dismissal of the creator’s copyright claims.
Represented a spoken word artist in a copyright infringement dispute against a group of high-profile rappers for the use of the artist’s performance in the rappers’ song.
Represented a talent manager in a dispute over clients and splits with her prior management company.
Represented a music composer in a dispute over copyright ownership of a videogame score.
Represented a percussionist in a band dispute with his former band members.
Obtained a judgment and attorneys’ fees and costs for a photographer for the unauthorized use of an image by the defendant.