Frank Gregory Casella is an associate at Doniger / Burroughs, representing clients in the fashion, entertainment, journalism, and photography industries. His practice focuses on copyright, trademark, and contract law. Mr. Casella has taken multiple copyright matters to trial, resulting in the recovery of maximum statutory damages awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Casella also has considerable appellate experience before both the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court.
In the realm of public policy advocacy, Mr. Casella has also provided comment and response to Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry on behalf of a trade group of photographers, ensuring that Copyright Office policy is shaped by informed opinions and perspectives of artists.
Outside of litigation, Mr. Casella counsels individual artists and companies with balancing best practices for art and brand protection while still maintaining their competitive presence in the market. He has also successfully advised on the dissolution of a company while ensuring a renowned jewelry designer retained the rights to his name and likeness.
Mr. Casella earned his law degree in 2014 from the University of Southern California Gould School Of Law, where he was a Senior Copy Editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal and earned Certificates in Entertainment Law and Business Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 2011, graduating magna cum laude.
During law school, Mr. Casella worked as a judicial extern in the California Court of Appeals for Justice H. Walter Croskey.
He is admitted to practice in: California, the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
His publications include:
Unfair to Fair Use, Daily Journal, Mar. 23, 2016.
Pruning the Thorned Rose – A Copyright Law Fair Use Proposal, USC SPOTLIGHT, 2018
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