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*
  • Secured a jury verdict in favor of a television executive who claimed an entitlement to a portion of the profits from a top rated survival reality series*
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a video game publisher in a case where a rock band claimed use of avatars of the band in a video game exceeded the scope of the license granted*

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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

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