Arbitrator | Mediator


A successful entertainment litigator for multiple decades, Jeff Kravitz brings extensive negotiation skills and experience as a mediator and arbitrator in the State of California. With a focus on resolving entertainment, intellectual property, and insurance matters, Jeff’s practical, approachable style combined with his “hard-nosed empathy and patience” make him the ideal neutral to help make peace for warring parties. Jeff believes that yesterday’s foe can be tomorrow’s partner if conflicts are managed and resolved.

Having held a number of core leadership roles within the Fox Rothschild firm previously — Office Managing Partner, Co-chair, and Member of the Executive Committee — Jeff possesses more than three decades of legal experience, including in the areas of:

  • Business & IP: This includes copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, media, libel, trade secret law, and partnership breakups / business divorces.
  • Entertainment: Including production companies, studios and individuals, particularly in the areas of copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment and counseling in all areas of intellectual property.
  • Technology: Jeff represents online technology companies and emerging startups in litigation matters and counselling in order protect intellectual property.

As a highly regarded attorney, Jeff has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, some of which include being named by Chambers Legal Directory as the “Who’s Who Legal” list in the area of Sports & Entertainment Law (2014). Most recently, Jeff was selected as a “Top Intellectual Property Litigator” in California by the Daily Journal (2015).

In addition to his legal work, Jeff also serves as the chair of the board of directors for Project ECHO (Entrepreneurial Concepts Hands-On), a youth-oriented charity that teaches entrepreneurship, including guidance on how to develop, create and launch a business.

  • B.A. Cum Laude, Political Science and Philosophy - University of California, Los Angeles, 1968 – 1972
  • J.D., Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, 1972 – 1975
  • Court Admissions
  • California Bar
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Legal Employment
  • Mediator and Arbitrator - Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC), Feb 2019 - Present
  • Senior Counsel - Fox Rothschild, 2019
  • Equity Partner & Co-Chair, Media, Defamation & Privacy Law Group - Fox Rothschild, 2008 – 2019
  • Office Managing Partner, Los Angeles - Fox Rothschild, Feb 2008 – 2013
  • Moderator - Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, 2006
  • Equity Partner - Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, Apr 1979 - Apr 2005
  • Board Member - Westside Congregation (Kehillat Ma’arav), 1990 – 1996
  • Deputy Attorney General - State of California, 1975 – 1980
  • Certified Mediator, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Membership & Community Involvement
  • Member - METal International, Jan 2014 – Present
  • Member - Sub-Committee on Communications Law, American Bar Association, Jan 2000
  • Member - Los Angeles Copyright Society, Jan 1998
  • Member - National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), Jan 1980
  • Director - Westwood Homeowners Association, Jan 2005 - Jan 2007
  • Provisors - Associated with Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC)
  • Member, Media Law Resource Center, ; Representative
  • Member, L.A. Copyright Society
  • Representative, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • What you need to know about mediation in small claims court - The Daily Journal, Mar 13, 2021
  • Mediation: the sound of silence - The Daily Journal, May 22, 2020
  • 20 Tips for Having a More Successful Mediation Experience - The Daily Journal, Mar 6, 2020
  • Awards & Rankings
  • Named as one of the leading intellectual property, trademark, copyright & trade secrets attorneys in California, Chambers USA
  • Named one of the leading intellectual property, trademark, copyright & trade secrets attorneys in California, Chambers USA
  • Top 10 Entertainment Litigator in California list California Daily Journal
  • Law Review Editor Loyola Law Review
  • First Place Loyola Moot Court
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Entertainment Litigation (multi-year recognition)
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