Brandon Leopoldus

Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES,

Area of Specialization

  • Sports Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Colorado, Undergraduate Degree

Publications

  • Front Office Sports
  • Referee Magazine
  • Legal Ink Magazine
  • Countdown Magazine
  • LexVid

Speaking Engagements

  • Sports Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference
  • Los Angeles Athlete Initiative
  • University of Southern California – Sports Law Presentation
  • National Sports Law Negotiation Competition
  • Behind the Lens with Debbie Lynn Elias (Radio)
  • The Queen of Results (Podcast)
  • The Charity Strike (Podcast)

Notable Accomplishments

  • 2015 Sports Lawyers Association Co-Regional Captain of the Year
  • 2014 Sports Lawyers Association Regional Captain of the Year
  • 2010 CALI Award – Trial Practice
  • 2010 Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Jefferson Medal

Fun Fact

  • Has umpired more than 600 professional baseball games, including 2 no-hitters
  • Once picked his own name in a grand prize drawing

Brandon Leopoldus

Of Counsel / LOS ANGELES

Brandon Leopoldus is a California-based attorney protecting the assets, reputations, and transactions of businesses and individuals including athletes.

Prior to joining Gerard Fox Law, Mr. Leopoldus created a firm and worked with a variety of corporate clients ranging from solopreneurs and family-owned businesses to technology startups.  His practice also represented individuals working in high level, Olympic, and professional sports.  Mr. Leopoldus’ sports clients have included blue chip high school recruits facing discipline from the California Interscholastic Federation, collegiate athletes entering the draft, Olympians, professional/retired athletes, and sports officials. 

Mr. Leopoldus’ highlights have included representing a two-time NFL All-Pro with his off-field business and personal endeavors, protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of an 8-year NBA veteran, negotiating a six-figure purchase of a sports officiating assigning business, and developing the structure of an indoor baseball training facility for a Major League Baseball All-Star.

As a recognized leader in sports law, Mr. Leopoldus is a featured speaker and panelist across the country including video Continuing Legal Education presentations with Attorney Credits and LexVid, presentations and guest lectures at numerous law schools, and panels at the Sports Lawyers Association’s (SLA) Annual Conference in 2015 and 2016.  Mr. Leopoldus is a featured contributor to Referee Magazine and Legal Ink Magazine.  In 2014, Mr. Leopoldus was named the SLA’s Regional Captain of the Year, and in 2015 he was named the SLA’s Co-Regional Captain of the Year.

Mr. Leopoldus is a member of the California Bar Association, the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Law Industries, the Sports Lawyers Association, California Lawyers for the Arts, Minor League Baseball Alumni Association, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, sits on Sports Spectacular’s Steering Committee, and is a co-founder of the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Leopoldus spent a number of years in Minor League Baseball as an umpire.  He umpired in the Appalachian, Pioneer, Midwest, California, and Pacific Coast Leagues, and received three playoff assignments, two All-Star selections, and umpired one league championship series.

Away from work, Mr. Leopoldus enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, and discussing and debating the future of the business of sport.


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