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Patricia Brum

Patricia Brum

Associate| Los Angeles


Patricia Brum concentrates her practice in commercial litigation in the areas of contracts, real estate and intellectual property.  She has over 10 years of international business experience which allows her to understand the needs of large and small businesses and craft unique legal solutions to her clients.  Additionally, Patricia also represents homeowners associations, their volunteer directors and officers, and community managers in connection with general corporate issues and real estate matters.

  • Represented software company in breach of contract dispute with damages exceeding nine-figures
  • Represented artists in copyright and idea theft claims involving music, literary work, TV shows and motion pictures
  • Represented corporations and board members sued for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented homeowner association in an issue of first impression involving short term vacation rentals
  • Represented a mobile home park in a complex dispute regarding a breach of lease agreement involving 95 plaintiffs
  • Extensive experience with anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) lawsuits
  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Southern California (MBA, Finance, 2006)
  • University of Brasilia (B.A., Business and International Relations, 1999)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section (2017-present)
  • Community Association Institute (2014-present)
    • Legislative Committee Member (2018-present)
    • Publications Committee Member (2018-present)
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association (2013-2014)(2018-present)

Publications

  • "A New Year’s Resolution That You Can Stick To: Being a Good Neighbor," Co-Author, Focus Magazine (December 2018)
  • "Frequently Asked Questions About Suspension of the Corporate Status of an Association," Author, Focus Magazine (October 2018)
  • "Idea Theft and Free Speech: A 9th Circ. Victory For Writers," Co-Author, Law360 (November 28, 2017)
  • "Landmark “Idea Theft” Court Decision Secured by KGSW," Co-Author, KGSW (November 17, 2017)
  • "Law License: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Make Their "American Dream" Reach as Far as the Practice of Law," Author, Southwestern Law Review (2014)

Presentations

  • "Inn of Court: SLAPP statute – Is that SLAPPable?" Panelist, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Southern California Business Litigators Section (February 2018)
  • Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware, LLP, Associate (2014-2018)
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall (2013)
  • Zucchi Granite Group, Manager, International Trade Division (2002-2011)
  • Ernst & Young, International Trade Consultant, Legal Department (2000-2001)
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit