Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Copyright & Trademark
  • Libel & Slander


  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, 2003 J.D.
    • Executive Editor, California Law Review
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • University of California at Berkeley, 1999, A.B.
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Graduated with High Distinction in General Scholarship


  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


2049 Century Park East
Suite 3110
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-277-3333
Fax: 310-277-7444
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Jamie L. Frieden

Ms. Frieden practices intellectual property litigation and counseling, focusing on issues involving copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and chain of title.  In 2008, she was part of the team that secured a defense victory in a copyright infringement trial in the Eastern District of Texas.

Prior to working at LP&S, Ms. Frieden spent over four years as an associate in the Commercial Litigation group at Reed Smith LLP's downtown Los Angeles Office.

Ms. Frieden is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was an editor of the California Law Review and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999.  Ms. Frieden spent a year at the University of Granada in Spain and maintains a high level of Spanish language skills.


  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Women Who Lead Board of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel ("AMEC"), Member
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society, Member


  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2013-2017
  • Los Angeles magazine, The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California 2013-2017