Business and Entertainment Attorney

James Bryant

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"Johnnie Cochran was a hero to me....I hope to carry on the work that Mr. Cochran started."

James A. Bryant is the head of the entertainment and business division at the Cochran Firm – California. James is both a litigation/trial and transactional attorney. His primary practice areas are entertainment, commercial/business, intellectual property, employment and real estate. As a litigator, James has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many high profile business, entertainment and intellectual property matters. As a transactional attorney, he has negotiated numerous film and television projects, from development to distribution.

He began his legal career as an associate at a prestigious San Francisco law firm handling a number of high profile transactional and litigation matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formation and secured transactions. James joined The Cochran Firm – California in 2014, establishing the firm’s entertainment and business division. He has obtained numerous dismissals and nearly $20 million in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts. James has also been engaged in negotiating a total of more than $1 billion in business transactions.


-Names in list of California Super Lawyers, 2018
-Names in California Super Lawyers’s list of Rising Stars, 2015-2018
-University of California Berkeley, Student Body Vice President
-University of California Student Association, Legislative Lobbyist


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