Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce Priya Sopori, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, has joined Greenberg Glusker as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Sopori was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Locke Lord LLP.
Sopori has served as lead trial counsel in civil and criminal jury trials on both the state and federal levels. Her diverse litigation experience includes intellectual property and entertainment matters involving trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret misappropriation, music and internet/television rights, and international film financing. She has successfully represented her clients in criminal and civil areas ranging from white collar and securities litigation to commercial lease, wrongful death litigation, sexual harassment and age discrimination. She has also negotiated numerous licensing agreements and high-value employment contracts.
As an award-winning Assistant United States Attorney from 2008-2013, Sopori tried several multi-week jury trials, prosecuted defendants in the areas of white collar crime and fraud, cyber crime, violent crime, crimes against children, drug crime, and immigration crime, resulting in over 45 indictments and convictions. She also has in-house experience as General Counsel of The Groundlings, Inc., a legendary improv company based in Los Angeles.