Willenken Elects Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison to Partner

    Willenken is pleased to announce that Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2022.

    “Kenneth is an exceptionally smart, talented, and creative lawyer who leverages his sharply honed analytical and strategic skills to efficiently handle his clients’ most complex and challenging matters. He often secures winning results for his clients and recently played a key role in achieving an extremely successful outcome in an expedited trial in Delaware Chancery Court, ultimately recovering millions of dollars for AbbVie. We are thrilled to welcome Kenneth to the partnership.”

    Paul Loh, Managing Partner

    Upon joining Willenken as a senior associate in 2020, Kenneth enjoyed several courtroom successes. 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 has deep experience litigating entertainment matters. He 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. Additionally, he has experience counseling Southern California Gas Company on regulatory issues before the California Public Utilities Commission.

    Kenneth earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.A. from Princeton University, and his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He started his litigation career at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. 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.

    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 a 2018 Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program.

    About Willenken

    Willenken LLP is a premier litigation boutique without peer in trial experience and strategic acumen. An elite, minority-owned and majority women law firm, we are equally skilled in the art of taking a hostile witness on cold cross as we are at penning a cogent dispositive motion. Firm-wide, our attorneys have tried more than 150 cases to verdict or judgment. The firm focuses exclusively on complex commercial litigation, with special emphasis on class action defense, real estate litigation, intellectual property, entertainment litigation, complex contract disputes, product liability litigation, trade secrets, and utility regulatory matters.

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