Andrew “Andy” Baum is an experienced trial attorney and litigation partner in Glaser Weil’s Century City office. When it comes to challenging, high-stakes disputes, Andy is a vigorous advocate for his clients. He has successfully litigated, tried and resolved multimillion-dollar claims in a wide variety of business and litigation matters, including partnership disputes, employment actions, and consumer and class action claims. He has particularly deep experience representing clients in the entertainment industry as well as public entities, including local governments.

Andy understands business and the effects litigation has on it. He also understands that sometimes the best litigation strategy may not be the best business strategy. This enables him to effectively assess a client’s objectives and efficiently assert or defend their interests. His clients have included the County of Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Los Angeles Media Fund, MGM Resorts, CB Richard Ellis and Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Andy is particularly sought for:

  • Entertainment litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Consumer and class action claims

Andy received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and his law degree from Loyola Law School. Under the California State Bar’s Certified Law Students program, Andy tried and won more than 20 civil cases before graduating from law school.

He was recognized by Lawdragon among the “500 Leading Litigators in America,” and he is consistently named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. He was included in Variety’s Legal Impact Report and named a “Legal Visionary” by the LA Times.


Andy’s recent notable experience includes his representation of:

  • American media personality and producer Ryan Seacrest and his company, Seacrest Productions, in successfully defending against idea theft claims.
  • The County of Los Angeles in various matters relating to high-profile and high-stakes business disputes and constitutional challenges.
  • A nonprofit hospital in a litigation dispute with the California attorney general’s office regarding the AG’s conditions imposed on a proposed merger between our client and another California-based hospital.
  • An investment entity in a lawsuit with its sole joint venture partner concerning our client’s seven-figure investment in a real estate partnership, in which the opposing party blocked our client from selling its interest.
  • A health care client in an arbitration filed by another provider seeking to invalidate a “right of first refusal” provision in its joint venture agreements with our client. Following our depositions of their senior executives, the opposing party dropped its arbitration claim one month before the scheduled arbitration and ultimately dismissed their claims with prejudice.
  • A leading entertainment and media company with an enforcement action regarding the contractual right to co-develop and produce a project.
  • An executive in successfully dismissing a case related to his removal from a multinational media and entertainment corporation over an affair and an extortion attempt against him.
  • An executive in his successful vindication after being wrongfully terminated by a multinational media and entertainment corporation over #MeToo claims.
  • An American actor, comedian and singer in connection with allegations of sexual harassment made by an actress.
  • Two media companies in successfully settling a case against the co-creator of an award-winning show they produced, regarding royalty calculation.


Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

“500 Leading Litigators in America,” Lawdragon, 2024

"Legal Impact Report,” Variety, 2022

“Legal Visionaries,” L.A. Times B2B Publishing, 2022

Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2017-2023

Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, multiple years



Loyola Law School, J.D.

University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science


  • California
  • Nevada
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