The partners at Feldman & Wallach represent clients throughout Los Angeles County in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including business and employment disputes, intellectual property litigation, and criminal defense. We invite you to learn more about our experience and expertise below:
Jason K. Feldman
Jason K. Feldman spent the first five years of his career as a criminal prosecutor in Portland, Oregon where he tried over 40 cases to a jury, argued in hundreds of judicial hearings, and assisted in a capital murder prosecution. Mr. Feldman served in the District Attorney’s Felony Drug and Vice Division where he mastered search and seizure law, conducting nearly 1,000 grand jury proceedings, orchestrating sting operations, and executing search warrants. Mr. Feldman was also a founding member of the federally funded Domestic Violence Intervention Team, coordinating law enforcement agencies and community resources to fight domestic violence at a grass roots level and prosecute offenders. Mr. Feldman served with distinction in the Child Support Enforcement Unit and prosecuted various misdemeanor crimes including assaults and DUIs.
Upon his return to Southern California, Mr. Feldman was selected to analyze and investigate criminal convictions involving officers implicated in the Los Angeles Rampart Police Scandal. He filed habeas corpus petitions in Los Angeles Superior Court, as well as the California Court of Appeals. In addition, Mr. Feldman reviewed and investigated requests by convicted prisoners for DNA testing of retained biological evidence and composed post-conviction motions and argued at evidentiary hearings for the release of innocent prisoners. Mr. Feldman continues the practice of criminal law, representing all types of defendants, with particular expertise in drug offenses, theft cases, and violent felonies.
Mr. Feldman has applied his trial expertise in the civil arena extensively. He formerly worked with the Chan Law Group, focusing on international business law and intellectual property. In 2003, Mr. Feldman founded the Law Offices of Jason K. Feldman, specializing in entertainment and business law. In 2010, Mr. Feldman teamed with Ian Wallach to form Feldman & Wallach. He has litigated entertainment and business cases, including employment, contract, and intellectual property matters, in the federal and state courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Feldman handles all manner of business disputes in the entertainment industry as well as copyright, misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract, and nearly all forms of intellectual property litigation. Mr. Feldman has developed a reputation for aggressive, thorough prosecution of business and entertainment cases. His clients include musicians, actors, writers, artists, directors, international film and television producers, and distribution companies.
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor, 1995
University of California at San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, 1991
Australian National University, Pacific Rim Scholar, 1990
Bar of the State of California
Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Bar of the United States District Court, Central District of California
Bar of the United States District Court, Southern District of California
Professional Memberships & Associations
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
People v. Zurinaga, 148 Cal. App. 4th 1248, 56 Cal. Rptr. 3d 411 (2007).
PELICULAS Y VIDEOS INTERNACIONALES, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican corporation,
Plaintiffs, v. HARRISCOPE OF LOS ANGELES, INC., a California corporation; MEDIA RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LLP, a Texas limited liability partnership; and TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATORS, INC., a Texas corporation, Defendants, No. CV 02-03538-WJR (CTx), UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, 302 F. Supp. 2d 1131; 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2302; 69 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1989; Copy. L. Rep. (CCH) P28, 762; 26 Int'l Trade Rep. (BNA) 1822. February 10, 2004, Decided.
Gloves are off! 'Thriller' co-star Ola Ray sues Michael Jackson for royalties, New York Daily News, By NANCY DILLON, Daily News Staff Writer, Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Prosecutor's 9/11 Reference in Closing Argument Held Misconduct, Metropolitan News-Enterprise, By TINA BAY, Staff Writer, Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Ian Wallach is a trial lawyer at heart. He zealously and vigorously fights for his clients, taking great pleasure in his work. He combines his strong academic and writing skills--polished while at a national law firm -- with the litigation tactics learned in his many jury trials as a public defender.
While at U.C. Hastings in 1999, Mr. Wallach was chosen for a clerkship with the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, and participated in drafting the indictment of Slobodan Milosevic. He then joined the prestigious firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps at its New York office where he worked in civil litigation until 2003. He is admitted to practice in both New York and California, and is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, among other Federal Courts.
Mr. Wallach opened his own firm in 2005, and his pro bono work included representing three Guantanamo Bay detainees in federal habeas actions in connection with the Center for Constitutional Rights.
In 2006, Mr. Wallach moved to Los Angeles and joined the Office of the Public Defender. He tried approximately 30 jury trials in less than two years, and established himself as an exceptional trial attorney. He was also able to resolve hundreds of matters without needing to push for trial, although he was always willing, if not hungry, to try the case -- a quality that distinguishes him from most attorneys and makes him exceptionally effective in obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients.
Mr. Wallach recently joined forces with Jason Feldman, a former vice prosecutor and seasoned civil litigator, to form Feldman & Wallach, a boutique civil and criminal law firm of the highest caliber.
If you have a dispute of any kind, or have had any unpleasant contact with law enforcement, contact Feldman & Wallach. You could not be in more competent hands.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, Specialty Degree in International Law, 1999
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Departmental Honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate in Department of Theater, 1985-1987
Bar of the State of California
Bar of the State of New York
Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Bar of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Fluent in French
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Phi Beta Kappa
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Los Angeles County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association of Surfing Lawyers
No Habeas at Guantanamo? The Executive and the Dubious Tale of the DTA, the Jurist, March 6, 2006, available at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/03/no-habeas-at-guantanamo-executive-and.php
Graham Amendment and Guantanamo, New York Law Journal, December 29, 2005, at p. 2.
New York District Court Elaborates On Restored Copyrights, And Holds That For Museums And Artists, The First Amendment May Trump A Privacy Claim Under New York Law, FOR THE RECORD, A Publication of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Volume XI, No. 2 Spring/Summer 2002
Coverage for Patent Infringement Actions Under Commercial General Liability Policies, FOR THE RECORD, A Publication of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Volume VII, No. 1 Winter 2001
Gauntlett, David, Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Assets, Aspen Law & Business, New York 1999 (research assistant)