Kenneth M. Trujillo-Jamison

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Biography
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  • Honors
  • Winning Matters
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Publications
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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 at Mattel, Inc., 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. In cases involving the motion picture “Inside Out,” for example, Kenneth helped convince two district court judges to dismiss plaintiffs’ copyright infringement claims at the pleading stage, ending those matters before discovery. (Both wins were later affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, one in a published opinion.) Kenneth is currently defending Disney and Pixar in a copyright infringement case involving the film “Moana,” as well as a prominent portrait photographer in a right-of-publicity case brought by the rapper Jay-Z.

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 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 a board member of 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 California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council, and he served on the California Minority Counsel Program’s 2019 Annual Business Conference Planning Committee. Finally, Kenneth is also 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 Wins Critical Liability Phase of High-Profile Lupron Supply Shortage Trial in Delaware Chancery Court
Willenken Shortlisted by Chambers and Partners for Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022

April 13, 2022

Willenken Shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation for 2022 Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award

March 14, 2022

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Moderated Los Angeles Copyright Society Career Panel

February 4, 2022

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 at Mattel, Inc., 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. In cases involving the motion picture “Inside Out,” for example, Kenneth helped convince two district court judges to dismiss plaintiffs’ copyright infringement claims at the pleading stage, ending those matters before discovery. (Both wins were later affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, one in a published opinion.) Kenneth is currently defending Disney and Pixar in a copyright infringement case involving the film “Moana,” as well as a prominent portrait photographer in a right-of-publicity case brought by the rapper Jay-Z.

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 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 a board member of 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 California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council, and he served on the California Minority Counsel Program’s 2019 Annual Business Conference Planning Committee. Finally, Kenneth is also 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 Wins Critical Liability Phase of High-Profile Lupron Supply Shortage Trial in Delaware Chancery Court

Speaking Engagements

Professional Affiliations

Publications

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Princeton University, M.A., 2008
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • 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

Willenken Shortlisted by Chambers and Partners for Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022

April 13, 2022

Willenken Shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation for 2022 Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award

March 14, 2022

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Moderated Los Angeles Copyright Society Career Panel

February 4, 2022

latest news about kenneth

Willenken Shortlisted by Chambers and Partners for Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022

April 13, 2022

Willenken Shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation for 2022 Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award

March 14, 2022

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Moderated Los Angeles Copyright Society Career Panel

February 4, 2022