Mr. Liskin handles a wide range of complex litigation matters.  His recent areas of practice include entertainment, intellectual property and general commercial litigation.  He has represented clients in litigation matters involving profit participation, music royalties, contract, fraud, patent rights, defamation, unfair competition and employment disputes.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts in trial and appellate matters.  Mr. Liskin assisted in drafting an Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court that was cited by the majority opinion in a First Amendment case.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the creators, writers, and executive producers of the hit television series Smallville in a suit against Warner Bros. Television (the studio that produced the show), The CW network (the network that broadcast the show) and other Time Warner entities.  The plaintiffs alleged that Warner Bros. Television licensed the show for broadcast on its affiliated “sister” network The WB (which became The CW) for fees well below market rate, resulting in diminished profits for the show.
  • Represented Starz Entertainment, LLC in a contract dispute with DISH Network L.L.C.
  • Represented Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., the producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” in a defamation suit brought by a hairstylist on the series.

Admissions, Memberships & Qualifications

  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015, 2016)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • California and Texas Bars (Member)


  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1996
  • Roskilde University in Denmark, M.A., 2004
  • University of Texas School of Law (Associate Editor, Texas Law Review, high honors, Order of the Coif.), J.D., 2008