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
  • Copyright
  • Civil Litigation



  • University of Southern California - Juris Doctor 
  • University of Southern California - Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California - Master of Fine Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, The Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program.
  • University of Southern California - Bachelor of Arts, Journalism



  • California
  • Louisiana



2049 Century Park East
Suite 3110
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-277-3333
Fax: 310-277-7444
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Of Counsel

Roger Schroeder

Mr. Schroeder’s practice combines a background in media, motion pictures and intellectual property law and emphasizes motion picture rights management.

The New Orleans native is admitted to practice in both California and Louisiana. When he is not working for clients, he is working with students as an instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Classes Taught:

  • Instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, Paralegal Training Program 1996 - Present. 
    Classes taught include Trial Motions & Appeals, Summary Judgment, Complaints and Answers, Real Property Law

Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member