Jesse Levin is a partner in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department. Jesse is a problem solver, an aggressive advocate and a dedicated advisor for clients that face high-stakes disputes in corporate, entertainment, employment and real estate litigation.

Jesse takes pride in being responsive to his clients’ unique concerns and understands the impacts litigation can have on his clients’ public perceptions and bottom lines. With that understanding, he helps each of his clients identify and pursue their objectives in litigation efficiently and, when necessary, relentlessly. 
Jesse maintains a diverse practice built on his extensive experience in both defending and prosecuting claims for:

  • Breaches of contract and fiduciary duties
  • Profit participation and royalty disputes
  • Employment claims and wage and hour violations
  • Class actions
  • Intellectual property infringement and trade secret violations
  • Business divorce, internal investigations and professional liability

Jesse’s notable successes include prevailing on behalf of a management company, which sued for seven figures in unpaid royalties and defeated counterclaims for alleged violations of the Talent Agencies Act after a two-week arbitration. He also handled a real estate matter before the Los Angeles Superior Court, winning a motion for summary judgment of contract claims that alleged over $150 million in damages.

A lifelong Angeleno, Jesse received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his law degree from UCLA Law. Year after year, he is selected as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.


Jesse’s recent notable experience includes his representation of:

  • One of the largest business management firms in the country in litigation against a former partner over alleged trade secret theft and other misconduct.
  • An international telecommunications financier in achieving judgment against a former contracting partner over unpaid telecommunication fees.
  • Therabody, Inc., in a dispute with an alleged unauthorized reseller of Theragun products.
  • A stand-up comedian, writer, actor and creator/host of a popular podcast in an intellectual property ownership dispute with a cohost following their business divorce.
  • A stand-up comedian and podcast producer in a copyright case against an allegedly infringing YouTube creator.
  • The County of Los Angeles in multiple constitutional challenges to the county’s eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiffs are landlords and landlord trade groups seeking damages of collectively more than $100 million. Two matters were dismissed after dispositive motion. Two other matters remain pending.
  • The Department of Beaches and Harbors in Marina Del Rey in achieving a unanimous victory at summary judgment and on appeal in a case over the potential construction and operation of a boat storage facility on county-owned land. The plaintiff, Boat Central, sought to impose implied obligations on the county that were contrary to the express terms of the parties’ agreement.
  • The County of Los Angeles in the arbitration of a rent dispute between an institutional lessee and the county, as lessor, of 600 condos known as Marina City Club in Marina Del Rey.

Additional significant matters include his representation of:

  • A talent management company, prevailing in a suit for seven figures in unpaid royalties and defeating counterclaims for alleged violations of the Talent Agencies Act after a two-week arbitration.
  • A special committee of the board of a public company in a comprehensive internal investigation of allegations of executive misconduct resulting in appropriate action by the board.
  • A director and officer of a multiunit franchise restaurant company in the client’s defense and counterclaims involving negligence and fraud, which culminated in a private arbitration in which we achieved an advantageous resolution.
  • Multiple defendants in obtaining a successful demur and dismissals for actions against directors, officers and others accused of fraud and negligence in their operation of an insolvent corporation.
  • One of the largest snack food manufacturers in the United States in defending against a mislabeling class action, resulting in a favorable individualized settlement for the client.
  • A national retail clothing store company in the defense of a multiparty Proposition 65 lawsuit, to a favorable settlement.


Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

“Future Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2023

"Rising Star," Southern California, Super Lawyers, 2013-2024

“Valley Trusted Advisor,” San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2015

Los Angeles Copyright Society’s Paul Miller Scholarship Recipient

Leadership and Community

Vice President, Century City Bar Association

Member, American Friends of Hebrew University LEAD Cohort II

Member, Motion Picture Television Fund NextGen

Member, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2009-Present


University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Vice Editor-in-Chief 

University of Southern California, B.A., summa cum laude, International Relations and Religion, Minor in Cinema-Television


  • California


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