Bonnie E. Eskenazi

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Biography

For the past 30 years, Bonnie Eskenazi has regularly handled some of Hollywood’s most high profile and landmark entertainment disputes for some of the industry’s leading performers, directors, writers, producers, rights holders, studios and talent agents.

In 2017, Bonnie worked with Women in Film to create and launch its sexual harassment help line and a pro-bono legal aid service.

Recently recognized by Variety as one of its "Women of Impact" within the Entertainment Industry, and by The Recorder as California's Entertainment Lawyer of the Year, Bonnie represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters, primarily focusing on entertainment disputes over issues such as royalties and profit participations, copyright ownership, idea theft, contracts, defamation, invasion of privacy, merchandise and licensing, music distribution, and new technology.

Bonnie is recognized by The Hollywood Reporter on its list of "Power Lawyers." She is named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of "California’s Top 75 Women Litigators," by the Los Angeles Business Journal as "The Best of the Bar," by Los Angeles Magazine as a "Super Lawyer" and by Chambers & Partners as one of America’s leading media and entertainment lawyers. Bonnie also carries the highest peer-review rating, "AV," by Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to her accomplishments as a trial lawyer and civil litigator, Bonnie also handles certain entertainment transactional work within the entertainment industry.

Bonnie is a member of Greenberg Glusker's management committee, and is a guest lecturer at Stanford and Harvard Law Schools.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, 2002-2005
  • Participant, Trial Attorney Project, where Ms. Eskenazi tried several cases for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Donald B. King, First District Court of Appeal, 1985 to 1986
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Litigation sections, American Bar Association

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Women in Film (2018- present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Festival of New American Musicals, 2006- present

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts

Education

  • Stanford University School of Law  (J.D., 1985)
  • University of Virginia  (B.A., with highest distinction, 1982)
    • Phi Beta Kappa