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A. James Boyajian

Los Angeles

James Boyajian is a commercial litigator focused on financial, intellectual property and other complex business disputes.

Mr. Boyajian has handled varied stages of arbitration, mediation and appeal. He regularly utilizes innovative technology for effective case management and large-scale electronic discovery projects.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Boyajian researched spectrum auction design for senior economists and counsel at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington D.C.

Notable Representations

  • Financial Litigation. Obtained judgment plus attorneys’ fees and ten years of interest at 20% per annum on promissory note for lender after bankruptcy court denied discharge of debts
  • Financial Litigation. Secured voluntary dismissal of all indemnity and contribution counter-claims against major water utility company based on 1970s-era California law
  • Financial Litigation. Represented famous professional sports figure in multi-jurisdictional securities dispute, as well as in new investments in various enterprises
  • Bankruptcy Litigation. Achieved favorable settlement of claims for former investment bank executive in leading Chapter 11 case despite objections under Bankruptcy Code definitions of “security” and “equity security”
  • Bankruptcy Litigation. Assisted prominent boating-products supplier in negotiating amicable early resolution of disputed contingent claim based on potential safety recall
  • IP Litigation. Secured judgment and attorneys’ fees for pioneer leadership training company against rogue former international affiliate based on willful trademark infringement and copyright infringement
  • IP Litigation. Achieved favorable settlements for U.K. holdings company in two unrelated lawsuits involving famous defendants who copied iconic musical works and sound recordings without licenses

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Co-Founder, Stream Industry Professional Network
  • Former Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association–Southern California
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association–IP, Internet & New Media Section

Representative Publications

  • “Lex Machina: Patent Lawsuits Rising in U.S.” (May 2014)
  • “CrowdFail: How New SEC Rules Hinder Crowdfunding” (Nov 2013)
  • “Aereo’s $12/Month TV-to-Go Likely Illegal” (April 2012)
  • The Sound of Money: Securing Copyright, Royalties, and Creative ‘Progress’ in the Digital Music Revolution 62 FED. COMM. L.J. 587 (2010) – ASCAP Writing Award Winner
  • Leaffer, UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT LAW (5th Ed. 2010) (Editor)




Indiana U. School of Law - Bloomington
J.D., 2010
Honors: Balfour Scholar, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society

London School of Economics
Study Abroad, 2004
Major: International Business Strategy

Johns Hopkins University
SAIS Osgood Center
Crisis Management Symposium, 2005

University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., 2005
Major: Political Science with Honors

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court – Central District of CA
U.S. District Court – Southern District of CA
U.S. District Court – Southern District of NY (Pro Hac Vice)
U.S. Bankr. Court – Southern District of NY (Pro Hac Vice)