- J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2015
- B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2012
Calvin Berman is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Since joining the Intellectual Property practice group at Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Berman has helped clients navigate a variety of business and legal obstacles. Mr. Berman’s legal experience includes advising major brands on advertising-related issues, their e-commerce platforms and product packaging, as well as litigating various high-stakes business disputes involving false advertising class actions and trademark infringement in the fashion and retail space. As a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cyber Security Team, Mr. Berman has also advised clients regarding the patchwork of regulations governing the collection, storage and transfer of consumer data. Also a member of the firm’s Entertainment and Digital Media Team, Mr. Berman has drafted agreements relating to the encoding and aggregation of content for online exhibition and a celebrity-endorsed line of beauty products.
Though a very proud and almost stereotypical Angeleno (his very first college internship was in the mailroom at William Morris Endeavor), Mr. Berman opted to attend The University of Texas, where he earned his undergraduate degree, with Honors, in just three years. After living in Austin, and briefly in Dublin and Las Vegas, he returned to his hometown to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California. As a law student, Mr. Berman worked in legal and business affairs positions for a global sports league (UFC) and one of the world's most dominant talent agencies (WME).
With an eye towards the ongoing convergence of media and technology, Mr. Berman has also produced a commercial that has been on television and YouTube since 2013, and created a law school social media site that attracted over 30,000 worldwide page views in its first two months of operation.
Lately, Mr. Berman has been very interested in reading about virtual reality, machine learning, and global media trends.
- Sports Litigation Alert, October 2, 2015