Amy R. Lucas
is an associate in O’Melveny’s Century City office and a member of the Business Trial and Litigation Practice and the Appellate Practice. Amy’s areas of practice include entertainment, intellectual property, and contract and other commercial disputes. She has represented a range of clients in both trial and appellate court, including companies and individuals in the fields of entertainment, media, finance, and technology.
Prior to attending law school, Amy worked in business development and corporate communications at a promotional and marketing services agency that is part of a leading multinational advertising and communications company.
Illustrative Professional Experience
- Representing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in litigation and appeal concerning the rights to the Golden Globe Awards Show.
- Representing a studio in arbitration against former partner for unpaid profit participations in television show.
- Representing a multinational agricultural manufacturer in worldwide antitrust class action litigation.
- Representing a television and film library management firm in litigation and appeal concerning a copyright co-owner’s claim for profit participations in television show and alter-ego liability.
- Represented the creators of the multibillion-dollar video game franchises Call of Duty and Modern Warfare in lawsuit against videogame publisher for breach of contract, wrongful termination, and fraud related to nonpayment of nine-figure bonuses and unauthorized development of sequels and other games.
- Represented a multinational financial institution in litigation asserting successor-liability claims.
- Represented a foreign distributor of 3D glasses in jurisdictional dispute in litigation alleging copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract.
- Represented a leading seller of discount Las Vegas show tickets in trademark infringement and jurisdictional dispute.
In addition to her regular practice, Amy also devotes a significant amount of time each year to pro bono matters, including representing a group of family law professors as amici before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals in support of litigants seeking to have the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act declared unconstitutional, and representing an elderly woman who was fraudulently induced into signing grant deeds purportedly conveying away her real property.
Admitted to Practice,
US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; US District Court, Central District of California Law Clerk,
Hon. Sandra Ikuta, US Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitAuthor,
"Specialty License Plates: The First Amendment and the Intersection of Government Speech and Public Forum Doctrines," 55 UCLA L. Rev.
"Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law," IP Litigator