Associate - San Francisco
Brandon Carr's practice focuses on complex business and corporate litigation matters. He has experience in shareholder and private equity disputes as well as corporate buy-out transaction cases. He also has experience in matters involving intellectual property and trust law.
Mr. Carr started his career at Valle Makoff LLP as a Summer Associate in 2010. Prior to joining Valle Makoff, Mr. Carr worked for Sony Pictures and completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Marla J. Miller, San Francisco Superior Court. He also spent time in Washington D.C. working on Capitol Hill for a United States Congressman and the Center for American Politics and Public Policy.
Mr. Carr earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California in 2011. He was a senior editor of the Hastings Law Journal and served on the Board of Editors. While in law school, Mr. Carr received the CALI Excellence Award and the Witkin Award in Negotiation and Settlement, Client Interviewing and Counseling, and Food and Drug Law. He was also a research assistant to Professor David L. Scalise.
Mr. Carr received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 where he received the Hoffenberg Undergraduate Research Scholarship. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
- Secondary Meaning in Trademark and Trade Dress Law: What it Is and What You Need to Know: Graziado Business Review, Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business, Volume 14, Issue 1 (2010)
- Establishing Secondary Meaning in Trademark and Trade Dress Law: Why it's Important and How to Prove It: Graziado Business Review, Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business, Volume 14, Issue 2 (2011)
- The Quest for Distinctiveness in Trademark and Trade Dress Law: What it Means and How to Get It: Graziado Business Review, Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business, Volume 14, Issue 3 (2011)
- Interview, Pepperdine University, Graziado Business Review: Trademark Law & Secondary Meaning (August 2011)