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Melissa Y. Lerner - Los Angeles, CA

2049 Century Park EastSuite 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067- 2906

Updated: 03/20/2023

Los Angeles Entertainment Litigation Lawyer

About Melissa Y. Lerner

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Hollywood Radio & Television Society
  • Education Through Music - Los Angeles, Associates Board

Past Positions

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Summer Associate, 2010 - 2011


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 2012
    J.D., With Honors
    Honors: James Kent Scholar (2L and 3L)
    Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1L)
    Honors: Carroll G. Harper Prize
    Honors: Research Assistant for Jamal Greene (worked on Jamal Greene, The Anticanon, 125 HARV. L. REV. 379 (2011))
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2009
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Carolyn J. Drucker Senior Thesis Prize
    Honors: Woodrow Wilson School Class of 1924 Prize for Contribution to the Policy Task Force Program
    Honors: Van de Velde Award For Outstanding Junior Paper
    Minor: Near Eastern Studies

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Published Works

  • David L. Rosen, Jason L. Drori, & Melissa Y. Lerner, How Will FDA Regulate Off-Label Communications in the Post-Facteau World?, 6 FDLI FOOD & DRUG POLICY FORUM, Issue No. 3 (2016)
  • James Matthews, Katy Koski, Jason Drori, & Melissa Lerner, Four Distinct Federal and State Policies Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse, FOLEY & LARDNER HEALTH CARE LAW TODAY (2016)
  • Melissa Y. Lerner, You Can Run, But You Can't Hide: The Expansion of Direct Infringement and the Evisceration of Preventive Contracting in Maersk, 93 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC'Y 207 (2011)
  • Jamal Greene, The Anticanon, 125 HARV. L. REV. 379 (2011) (Served As Research Assistant)
  • Melissa Y. Lerner, Connecting the Actual with the Virtual: The Internet and Social Movement Theory in the Muslim World - The Cases of Iran and Egypt, 30 JOURNAL OF MUSLIM MINORITY AFFAIRS 555 (2010)
  • Julian E. Zelizer & Melissa Y. Lerner, Obama Can Succeed in Mideast,, 16 June 2009

Office Information


2049 Century Park EastSuite 2400 Los Angeles, CA 90067- 2906


  • 310-556-3615

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