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Valentine A. Shalamitski

Associate - los angeles

Experience

Legal Expertise

Complex and general civil litigation with an emphasis on business disputes and class actions.

Representative Matters

  • Participated in successful trial of several cases, including representing trustees of an estate of a famous actor.
  • Participated in successful defense of several consumer and wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts, which resulted in dismissal of action or favorable settlement.
  • Extensive state and federal court and arbitration litigation experience both at the trial and appellate levels.
  • Member of litigation team that represented Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in Internet copyright litigation. 
  • Member of litigation team that represented the largest theatrical motion picture exhibition circuit in the country in a dispute over the film rental percentage to be paid to an independent distributor for one of the largest grossing motion pictures of 2004.
  • Successfully defended foreign governmental entities in a federal court civil action by obtaining dismissal following enforcement of a contractual forum selection clause.

Other Career Experience

  • Extern, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Suzanne H. Segal, USDC, Central District of California
  • Law Clerk, Law Offices of Carpenter & Zuckerman

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  •    Central District of California
  •    Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  •    Ninth Circuit
  • California Supreme Court

Education

Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2004; magna cum laude

Law Review; Moot Court Competition

Minsk State Linguistic University, B.A. Foreign Languages, 1998; With highest honors

Languages

  • Russian, Italian, Byelorussian
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