Jordan D. Susman


Jordan Susman practices media, entertainment, reputation protection, intellectual property and business litigation. Mr. Susman was selected as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2013-2016, and a Super Lawyer in 2017. He has handled all aspects of civil litigation and arbitration from intake through successful jury verdicts in state and federal court.


  • Right of Publicity
  • Privacy Rights
  • Reputation and Brand Protection
  • Trademark Infringement, including Lanham Act and False Advertising Claims
  • Copyright Infringement, Idea Submission and Implied Contract Claims
  • Defamation (Libel and Slander)
  • First Amendment
  • Anti-SLAPP
  • Profit Participation, Royalty and Audit Matters
  • Identifying and Terminating Internet Imposters & Infringers
  • Talent Agencies Act & California Labor Commission Proceedings
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts including Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud, Tortious Interference with Business Relations, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment and Professional Negligence
  • Unfair Competition and Unfair Business Practices, including Business & Professions Code § 17200
  • Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Real Estate Litigation


  • Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma: Bikram Yoga and the (Im)Possibilities of Copyrighting Yoga, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (Volume 25, Issue 2, Spring 2006)
  • The Other N-word, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles (March 14, 2008)
  • Israeli Forbearance on Torture Holds a Valuable Lesson for America, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 27, 2007)
  • Reinterpreting the Founders, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Feb. 22, 2007)
  • In Iraq, Life Imitates Art, Orange County Register (Dec. 10, 2006)
  • Thank You, Lawyers, For Making This a Much Better World, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 23, 2006)
  • Armenian Genocide Isn’t ‘Just Another Theory,’ Los Angeles Daily Journal (Jan. 9, 2006)
  • One Israeli Court Ruling, One Giant Step Toward Peace, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 5, 2005)
  • Yoga Guru Stretches Boundaries in Infringement Claim, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 23, 2005)
  • Mediation Transforms Lives, Giving People Freedom to Move On, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 14, 2004)


  • Panelist, “When Is A Contract A Contract,” USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business (October 25, 2014)
  • Panelist, “IP Protection for Yoga, Herbal Remedies and other Healing Arts: Debating the Limits of Extending Patent and Copyright Laws to Ancient Art Forms,” South Asian Bar Association of North America (June 24, 2011)
  • Speaker, Loyola Law School Commencement (May 2006)


  • California (2006)


  • Juris Doctor (2006), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production (1998), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (1989), University of California, Berkeley, California