Kenneth M. Trujillo-Jamison

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Biography
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  • Honors
  • Winning Matters
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Professional Affiliations
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Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison uses his sharply honed analytical and strategic skills to efficiently handle his clients’ most complex and challenging matters. Having spent time on secondment, Kenneth knows the importance of aligning litigation strategy with his clients’ business objectives. Kenneth has been recognized as “One to Watch” in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers and a SuperLawyers Rising Star for 2021, and has been selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 List.

Kenneth’s successes in the courtroom abound. As but one example, as a member of AbbVie’s 100%-diverse trial team in “one of the five big healthcare lawsuits” of 2020, Kenneth helped convince the Delaware Chancery Court to find Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. liable for breach of contract. At trial, Kenneth examined and defended multiple expert witnesses.

Kenneth also has deep experience litigating entertainment matters. Kenneth is currently defending Disney and Pixar in a copyright infringement case involving the film “Moana,” and a prominent portrait photographer in a right-of-publicity case brought by the rapper Jay-Z. He also helped convince two other district court judges to dismiss on the pleadings copyright infringement claims involving motion pictures, ending those matters before discovery.

Kenneth also is experienced defending technology companies in litigation about users and user-generated content posted on their platforms. As but one example, he successfully obtained dismissal, on Communications Decency Act grounds, of an action seeking to hold a social media company liable for claims arising from the suspension of a user from its platform.

Kenneth also has experience in consumer class actions. He has, for example, represented Procter & Gamble in a dispute involving claims of unfair and deceptive labelling for a popular body wash product, and Mattel and Fisher-Price in false advertising cases involving a popular infant product. Kenneth also has experience counseling Southern California Gas Company on regulatory issues before the California Public Utilities Commission.

Aside from his practice, Kenneth is a leader in the Los Angeles legal community. Kenneth is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Copyright Society, a members-only organization of attorneys who practice in copyright, trademark, communications, and related areas that meets monthly to hear speakers present on varied topics of vital and current interest to practitioners. He is also the President of the Board of the Inner City Law Center, which works towards ending the homelessness crisis by providing free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles, and is also a past president and current board member of the Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles’ largest public interest law organization dedicated to enforcing fair housing laws.

Kenneth is also active in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Minority Counsel Program and the past Chair of California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council. He also served on California Minority Counsel Program’s 2019 Annual Business Conference Planning Committee. Finally, Kenneth is also a 2022 Fellow and a 2018 Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program.

Prior to joining Willenken, Kenneth practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He also served as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In his time away from the law, Kenneth enjoys listening to podcasts and spending time with his wife and his two young children.

Kenneth has been selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 List and has also received the following recognitions:

Willenken Secures Dismissals on the Pleadings in Two Recent Cases for Prominent Social Media Company
Willenken Wins Extraordinary $448+ Million Trial Verdict in Delaware Chancery Court
Willenken Prevails in Section 230 Case for Prominent Social Media Company

Kenneth’s recent video and written alerts include:

 

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Named to the 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s” List by Los Angeles Business Journal

December 18, 2023

Willenken Earned Inaugural “Best Law Firms” Ranking from Best Lawyers

November 3, 2023

Willenken Recognized As Top Firm to Work for by Los Angeles Business Journal for the Fourth Consecutive Year

September 18, 2023

Biography

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison uses his sharply honed analytical and strategic skills to efficiently handle his clients’ most complex and challenging matters. Having spent time on secondment, Kenneth knows the importance of aligning litigation strategy with his clients’ business objectives. Kenneth has been recognized as “One to Watch” in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers and a SuperLawyers Rising Star for 2021, and has been selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 List.

Kenneth’s successes in the courtroom abound. As but one example, as a member of AbbVie’s 100%-diverse trial team in “one of the five big healthcare lawsuits” of 2020, Kenneth helped convince the Delaware Chancery Court to find Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. liable for breach of contract. At trial, Kenneth examined and defended multiple expert witnesses.

Kenneth also has deep experience litigating entertainment matters. Kenneth is currently defending Disney and Pixar in a copyright infringement case involving the film “Moana,” and a prominent portrait photographer in a right-of-publicity case brought by the rapper Jay-Z. He also helped convince two other district court judges to dismiss on the pleadings copyright infringement claims involving motion pictures, ending those matters before discovery.

Kenneth also is experienced defending technology companies in litigation about users and user-generated content posted on their platforms. As but one example, he successfully obtained dismissal, on Communications Decency Act grounds, of an action seeking to hold a social media company liable for claims arising from the suspension of a user from its platform.

Kenneth also has experience in consumer class actions. He has, for example, represented Procter & Gamble in a dispute involving claims of unfair and deceptive labelling for a popular body wash product, and Mattel and Fisher-Price in false advertising cases involving a popular infant product. Kenneth also has experience counseling Southern California Gas Company on regulatory issues before the California Public Utilities Commission.

Aside from his practice, Kenneth is a leader in the Los Angeles legal community. Kenneth is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Copyright Society, a members-only organization of attorneys who practice in copyright, trademark, communications, and related areas that meets monthly to hear speakers present on varied topics of vital and current interest to practitioners. He is also the President of the Board of the Inner City Law Center, which works towards ending the homelessness crisis by providing free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles, and is also a past president and current board member of the Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles’ largest public interest law organization dedicated to enforcing fair housing laws.

Kenneth is also active in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Minority Counsel Program and the past Chair of California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council. He also served on California Minority Counsel Program’s 2019 Annual Business Conference Planning Committee. Finally, Kenneth is also a 2022 Fellow and a 2018 Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program.

Prior to joining Willenken, Kenneth practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He also served as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In his time away from the law, Kenneth enjoys listening to podcasts and spending time with his wife and his two young children.

Honors

Kenneth has been selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 List and has also received the following recognitions:

Winning Matters

Willenken Secures Dismissals on the Pleadings in Two Recent Cases for Prominent Social Media Company
Willenken Wins Extraordinary $448+ Million Trial Verdict in Delaware Chancery Court
Willenken Prevails in Section 230 Case for Prominent Social Media Company

Speaking Engagements

Professional Affiliations

Publications

Kenneth’s recent video and written alerts include:

 

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  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Princeton University, M.A., 2008
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
  • California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

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latest news about kenneth

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Named to the 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s” List by Los Angeles Business Journal

December 18, 2023

Willenken Earned Inaugural “Best Law Firms” Ranking from Best Lawyers

November 3, 2023

Willenken Recognized As Top Firm to Work for by Los Angeles Business Journal for the Fourth Consecutive Year

September 18, 2023

latest news about kenneth

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Named to the 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s” List by Los Angeles Business Journal

December 18, 2023

Willenken Earned Inaugural “Best Law Firms” Ranking from Best Lawyers

November 3, 2023

Willenken Recognized As Top Firm to Work for by Los Angeles Business Journal for the Fourth Consecutive Year

September 18, 2023