John D. Fowler

Partner

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Biography

John Fowler is a founding partner of Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP. He specializes in complex business, intellectual property, media, entertainment, privacy, reputation and brand protection litigation in federal and state courts, and arbitration. John has handled numerous litigation matters including disputes involving copyright, trademark, idea theft, anti-SLAPP, right of publicity, Talent Agencies Act, management commissions, and other disputes in music, film and television. John has represented individuals, businesses, artists, production companies, and major corporate entities as both plaintiffs and defendants.

John is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While at Loyola, he served as the General Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal, and as a member of Loyola Law School’s Scott Moot Court Honors Board (winning the Scott Moot Court competition, competing in the National Moot Court Competition, and serving as an Appellate Advocacy teaching assistant). Following Loyola John practiced entertainment, media and general business litigation with Johnson & Johnson LLP, and Carlsmith Ball LLP.

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Education

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., English
  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • General Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal
  • Loyola Law School’s Scott Moot Court Honors Board

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

MCLE Events/Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist - Loyola Marymount University Business Law Society "From Law School to Lawyer" at Loyola Marymount University, March 27, 2019
  • Panelist - Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) "Annual Professionals Panel" at Loyola Law School, November 2, 2016
  • Panelist - IPLS panel re "Careers in IP" at Loyola Law School, March 16, 2016
  • Program Chair - Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "Non-Traditional Ethical Considerations For The Attorney In The Internet Age," MCLE event, 2014
  • Panelist - Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Loyola Entertainment & Sports Law Society lunchtime discussion panel re Entertainment Litigation, Loyola Law School, November 14, 2013
  • Moderator/Program Chair - Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "New Attorney Litigation Survival Guide - Getting a Litigation Job and Doing it Well" MCLE event, May 4, 2013
  • Panelist - "I'm Not a Lawyer, But I Play One On TV: When Actors Need Legal Counsel" (Event for the Screen Actor's Guild Foundation, October 23, 2012)
  • Moderator - Los Angeles County Bar Barristers "Nuts and Bolts of Litigation" MCLE event, April 13, 2012

Publications

  • Practical Considerations in Starting a Solo Law Practice, Los Angeles Lawyer (a publication of the Los Angeles County Bar), December 2016
  • Chapter, Neville Johnson and John Fowler, Litigation: How to Draft Defensively Without Killing the Deal in Licensing of Music from BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital), International Association of Entertainment Lawyers annual journal (2014)
  • Guidelines For a Successful Lateral Job Search, Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2014

Awards

  • 2019 Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40

Affiliations

    Loyola Law School
  • Board of Governors (2017-present)
  • Juris Society (2014-present)
  • Alumni Advisory Group (2011-14)
  • Alumni Mentor Program (2011-present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member (2011-2019)
  • Litigation Section Member (2013-2019)
  • Litigation Section Executive Committee Member (2016-2019)
  • Armed Forces Committee Member (2016-2018)
  • Veterans Project Volunteer (2014-2018)
  • Executive Committee member of “Barristers Section” (2012-17)
  • Barristers’ Pro Bono Committee Member (2016-17)
  • Barristers’ Litigation Section Executive Committee Liaison (2013-15)
  • Barristers’ Executive Committee Secretary (2014-15)
  • Barristers’ MCLE chair (2012-14)
  • Dialogues on Freedom Committee Member (Fall 2014)
  • Meritus College Fund
  • Career Mentor (2016-17)