Tracy Rane has been practicing law for seventeen years.  Ms. Rane began her career as an associate with Kirkland & Ellis, where she represented Fortune 500 and many other clients in numerous complex commercial litigation matters.  Ms. Rane continued her career at Leopold Petrich & Smith, where her practice was focused on entertainment litigation, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and right of privacy matters. Ms. Rane joined McPherson & Kalmansohn LLP in May of 2005.  She became a partner in 2008, at which time the firm’s name was changed to McPherson Rane LLP.

Experience:

Ms. Rane has handled numerous matters involving copyright, trademark, defamation, right of publicity, insurance coverage and bad faith, rights of privacy, breach of contract, and general civil litigation.  During her career, Ms. Rane has engaged in all phases of civil litigation in State and Federal courts in California, and has handled numerous appellate matters.  Ms. Rane has conducted or participated in a number of trials and arbitrations, as well as many appeals before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

During her career, Ms. Rane has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various complex entertainment disputes, including breach of contract and copyright infringement disputes.  She also has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in numerous proceedings involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Areas of Practice:

  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Termination/Reversion
  • Idea Submission/Protection
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Talent Agencies Act
  • Right of Publicity
  • Right of Privacy
  • Leaving (Band) Member Disputes
  • Stalking/Restraining Orders
  • Audit Claims/Net Profits
  • Defamation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education:

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 1997
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
    • J.D. – 1993

Published Articles:

  • The Entertainment Industry Exclusion: Is Your Insurance Coverage Illusory?The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • University of Southern California School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, 2005-2006

Previous Law Firms:

  • Leopold, Petrich & Smith
  • Kirkland & Ellis
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