Jessica R. Corpuz



As a shareholder in the Litigation department, Jessica Corpuz handles complex commercial disputes, emphasizing entertainment and intellectual property litigation.  She has successfully represented clients in trial, mediation, arbitration, and appeal, including millions of dollars in jury verdicts as well as published reversals of adverse trial court rulings on appeal.

Over the course of her career, Jessica has litigated cases in the fields of entertainment, international law, private equity and corporate transactions, breach of contract, and fraud, among others.  She handles cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and has appeared before federal and state courts across the country.

Some of Jessica’s representative matters include:

  • Disputes relating to film and television distribution agreements;
  • Licensing disputes, including entertainment and manufacturing licenses;
  • Representation of social media influencers and content producers in connection with copyright issues, endorsement agreements, and digital media transactions;
  • Private equity transactions, including issues in connection with the acquisition and sale of portfolio companies;
  • Numerous breach of contract and fraud claims, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for Jessica’s clients, and
  • Complex judgment collection, including a $21 million jury verdict for claims of alter ego and fraudulent conveyance and the collection of international assets frozen under federal sanctions programs.

Jessica also gives presentations on civil procedure and trial strategy and writes for the Intellectual Property Law Blog. She has been selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2014-2020.

Outside of the office, Jessica volunteers her time to teach classes in financial literacy and criminal record expungement to people in transitional housing through LA Family Housing.  She is also an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Jessica earned her B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was the President of the International Law Society and participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2014-2021

Loyola Law School, J.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.

Webinar: IP Law Update: Understanding the Important Changes to Copyright and Trademark Law Contained in the December 2020 Stimulus Package

Join Josh Escovedo and Jessica Corpuz in this one-hour webinar about Intellectual Property Law and will specifically address The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. A recording of this webinar can be viewed on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube page.

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Webinar: 15th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp — Program II: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Trial

Weintraub Senior Attorney Jessica Corpuz will be presenting on October 20th for the 15th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp — Program II: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Trial. Summary: This two-part,

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WT Wins: Court Issues Permanent Injunction in DTSA and CFAA Case

Shauna Correia and Jessica Corpuz represented our client in federal court in a case under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The client is a major supplier of electronic package storage lockers throughout North America.  

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Jessica R. Corpuz and Tara Sattler Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star List

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Jessica Rankin Corpuz and Tara Sattler have been recognized as 2021 Southern California Rising Stars. To be eligible for inclusion in this list, candidates must be 40 or younger or have been in practice for less than 10 years.

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WT Wins: Arbitration Win Defends Developer Against Failed Broker Claim and Awards Attorneys’ Fees to Developer

In January 2021, Weintraub attorney Jessica Corpuz won a total defense verdict for a real estate development client, including an award of attorney’s fees against the plaintiff. The Firm’s client hoped to develop a vacant lot into a successful commercial building. 

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Weintraub Tobin Elevates Four Attorneys to Shareholder

Sacramento, CA (January 1, 2021) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Meagan D. Bainbridge, Jessica R. Corpuz, Josh H. Escovedo, and Daniel C.

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Tara Sattler and Jessica R. Corpuz Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star List

Los Angeles, CA (June 9, 2020) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Tara Sattler and Jessica Rankin Corpuz have been recognized as 2020 Southern California Rising Stars.

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Jessica R. Corpuz Selected for Inclusion in 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star List

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Jessica Rankin Corpuz has been recognized as a 2019 Southern California Rising Star.  To be eligible for inclusion in this list, candidates must be 40 or younger or have been in practice for less than 10 years. 

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

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Weintraub Tobin Supplements Commercial Litigation Ranks in Los Angeles – Andrew Gilford and Jessica Corpuz Join Thriving California Law Firm

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We previously wrote about a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California against Instagram regarding the use of Instagram’s embedding tools. The plaintiffs, in that case, are two photojournalists who captured images of the George Floyd protests and the 2016 election and posted them to Instagram.

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The IP Law Blog has been tracking the progress of the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, the writers of “Playas Gon’ Play” by the girl group 3LW (released in 2001). 

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Taylor Swift Keeps Fighting the ‘Players’ and the ‘Haters’

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Trademark Protection for Your Brand Merchandise in the Age of Copycats, Counterfeits, and Fakes

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The Courts Step in to Protect TikTok from the Trump Administration

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