Jeff McFarland focuses his practice on general business litigation with an emphasis on entertainment industry disputes.

He represents studios, video game publishers, independent production companies, television networks, talent agencies, managers and actors/producers/directors in litigation matters around the country. He also has experience representing computer hardware manufacturers, and consumer electronics companies in class actions.

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  • Won summary judgment for a major video game publisher in an action brought by a rock band claiming that their right of publicity in their unique sound was violated by publisher’s use of re-recorded cover version of their hit song in a popular video game*
  • Represented major motion picture studio in idea theft case concerning the life story of a public figure, winning dismissal at the pleading stage*
  • Won summary judgment of copyright and idea theft claims for major motion picture studio where plaintiff alleged he submitted a full script to producer bearing same name and similar story as studio’s film*

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  • CLARE Foundation – Board Member
  • MusiCares – Fundraising Committee Member


University of Utah, JD, 1991
Loyola Marymount University, BA, 1986


US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California

Jeffery D. McFarland

Publications et événements / Médias

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