George M. Borkowski

Partner

George Borkowski has over 30 years of experience in complex business and intellectual property litigation and counseling, with a focus on content protection, media and entertainment, and technology. He has litigated cases involving copyrights, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, patents, technology, software, false advertising, and right of publicity, as well as antitrust and corporate control disputes.

George has represented leading entertainment, video game, technology, and software companies and industry associations, and has worked with clients in the record industry for most of his career. He has also provided services to clients in the motion picture and video game industries, advertising, infomercials and direct marketing, and mobile communications, among others.

Prior to joining Coblentz, George served as the Senior Vice President, Litigation and Legal Affairs, at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and also practiced in Los Angeles at Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP, Venable LLP, and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable John F. Gerry, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professional Activities

George has been a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Committee of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles Copyright Society. He also served as Chair of Executive Committee of IP/Internet & New Media Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Education

George earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated summa cum laude.