Jonathan O. Ballard

Associate | Los Angeles

Jonathan is an associate on the litigation and arbitration team.

Jonathan focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He has experience in handling all aspects of litigation ranging from the pleading stage to case resolution via dispositive motion, mediation, or trial. He has represented individuals, companies, and estates, and has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, taking and defending depositions, and motion practice.

Prior to joining Withers, Jonathan was an associate at a boutique intellectual property and entertainment law firm, where he successfully litigated copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases. Jonathan earned his law degree in 2019 from Loyola Law School, where he was a Technical Editor and published member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. During law school, Jonathan worked as a judicial extern in the United States District Court for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta.

Secretary Leigh-Anne Locke



California, 2019

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Southern District of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Ninth Circuit Applies The Copyright Act’s Fee-Shifting Provision to Declaratory Actions,’ New Matter: Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 45, No. 4 - December 2020, author

The Proper Application of Nominative Fair Use in Trademark Law: Why International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. v. Security University, LLC Sets the Preeminent Standard,’ 51 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 523 – 2018, author

Murphy v. NCAA: The Supreme Court’s Latest Advance in Chemerinsky’s ‘Federalism Revolution,’‘ 52 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 173 – 2018, author



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Los Angeles

10250 Constellation Boulevard,

Suite 1400,

CA 90067

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