Aaron J. Moss

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Aaron Moss is a partner in the Litigation department. He has extensive experience in copyright, trademark, media and entertainment litigation, representing the owners and users of creative content in complex and high-profile matters. In addition to litigation, Aaron regularly advises clients on intellectual property issues, including complex chain of title analyses, rights acquisitions and pre-publication clearance reviews.

Consistently recognized as one of the top copyright attorneys in California, Aaron has been repeatedly named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 100 Power Lawyers” list, Variety’s “Legal Impact Report,” and the Daily Journal’s “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers.” Aaron is also ranked by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in media and entertainment litigation and was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for his work in First Amendment and media law.

Among Aaron’s litigation matters are cases for media companies, studios, video game publishers, and the manufacturers and licensors of toys, apparel and consumer products. In addition to his copyright and trademark practices, Aaron has litigated high-stakes defamation, contract, false advertising and unfair competition lawsuits, profit participation cases, idea submission claims and right of publicity actions.

Aaron is past president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and is a frequent speaker on copyright, trademark and media law issues. He is also the writer and publisher of the website and blog Copyright Lately.

Professional Affiliations


  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in the Practice of Entertainment and Media Litigation, 2019–2023
  • The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 “Power Lawyers,” 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019–2021
  • Variety’s Legal Impact Report, 2014, 2019, 2022, 2024
  • Daily Journal’s Top Intellectual Property Lawyers, 2009, 2011–2015, 2020–2023
  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”: Litigation–First Amendment, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Media Law, 2018–2024
    • Litigation – First Amendment, 2019–2024
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Who’s Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law, 2012
  • Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40, 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004–2024

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Second and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California


  • Harvard Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1994)
    • Phi Beta Kappa