Jeffrey A. Kobulnick, JD ‘03
Vice Chair, Dean’s Advisory Council
Partner, Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP
Woodland Hills, CA
Jeffrey A. Kobulnick regularly litigates claims for copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and related claims under both federal and state laws. He also has significant experience handling Internet-related intellectual property issues, such as domain name registration and dispute resolution, and the protection and enforcement of copyrights and trademarks on the Internet. In addition, Kobulnick extensively counsels and represents clients on the selection, clearance and registration of trademarks and service marks worldwide.
He advises and represents clients across a wide range of industries in their intellectual property matters to develop, protect and enforce such rights around the world. Kobulnick has also guest lectured on intellectual property issues at law schools including the USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP, he spent more than eight years as an intellectual property and litigation attorney with national law firms, most recently Foley & Lardner LLP.
In addition, Kobulnick is an active leader within the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is currently the Vice Chair of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee and a Project Team Leader for INTA’s newly formed Pro Bono Committee. He also regularly serves as a judge for both the Saul Lefkowitz and other moot court competitions relating to trademark and copyright law issues.
Finally, Kobulnick is well known for his commitments to pro bono and community involvement. He serves as a coordinator for Bet Tzedek Legal Services’ Holocaust Survivors Justice Network, assisting Holocaust survivors and their widows/widowers obtain reparation pension benefits for work performed while residing in German-controlled ghettos.
In 2009, he was awarded Bet Tzedek’s Elyse S. Kline Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. He has also received the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the State of California several times for distinguished pro bono legal services. He founded and has twice served as a captain of Light The Night Walk teams, to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has been recognized for his outstanding fundraising efforts in the fight against cancer. Kobulnick has also coordinated attorney participation in Lawyers for Literacy, an annual event that benefits Everybody Wins! Los Angeles, a nonprofit literacy program helping children improve their reading skills and self-esteem. He was awarded the Lynford Lardner Community Service Award in 2006.