Elisabeth Moriarty

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Elisabeth Moriarty has represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of Hollywood’s most significant, high-stakes entertainment disputes. 

Liz specializes in litigating high-profile matters involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, motion picture production and distribution, defamation, unfair competition, the licensing of intellectual property rights, contractual disputes across a wide range of industries and other entertainment-related conflicts.

She has particularly extensive experience litigating major profit participation matters on behalf of talent, artists and rights holders, including the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Marvel Entertainment and the rights holders to the Winnie the Pooh property. Liz has close, long-standing relationships with the top entertainment auditors/accountants in the field, and has unique experience navigating and interpreting complex contractual royalty provisions and convoluted participation statements.

Liz has also handled matters involving online and digital media, television and music rights and idea submission disputes.

Professional Affiliations

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Seven Arrows Elementary


  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Arts/Entertainment) 2005, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • University of California, Los Angeles  (J.D., 1991)
  • State University of New York at Albany  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1988)
    • Phi Beta Kappa