Brian Elliot Turnauer is a general business litigator, with an emphasis on business, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, and entertainment. Brian has extensive experience handling all aspects of general civil litigation, including dispute resolution and jury trials.
Additionally, Brian co-authored an article entitled “Gain A New Perspective On Pre-Trial Practice” which was published and presented at the 2007 National Business Institute Seminar on Bad Faith Insurance Claims In California. He also co-authored the report “U.S. Arms Trade With Turkey Violates Domestic and International Law – Contributing to the Genocide of the Kurds” which was published and presented to the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission in 1998. Brian was a contributing writer to the entertainment treatise entitled, “Entertainment Law: Legal Concepts and Business Practices,” Second Edition (West Group, 1998) R.C. Lind, P. Acton, T. Selz and M. Simensky.
Prior to joining Freedman Taitelman + Cooley, LLP, Brian was a senior litigation associate with the national law firm of Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, LLP. He has served as the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Network Presence, LLC and Photonovel Publications.
Brian is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Committees of the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. Brian is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit.
Brian graduated cum laude from Drexel University in 1994 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications. He received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999.