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Joanna M. Hill

Associate
joanna.hill@kattenlaw.com
Los Angeles – Century City Office
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Overview

Joanna Hill concentrates her practice in a wide variety of litigation matters involving copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, breach of contract, fraud and antitrust claims. Joanna has also taken on a number of pro bono matters, including asylum petitions and  cases involving Section 1983 violations. Joanna also serves as the co-chair of Katten's Los Angeles—Century City office's Minority Associates Committee.

During law school, Joanna was an editor for the William B. Greene Hale Moot Court Honors Program. In addition, she worked for the Post-Conviction Justice Project, where she represented incarcerated women at their parole hearings and advocated for adults convicted to life without parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles.

Prior to practicing law, she was a high school history teacher in Los Angeles.

Shown below is a selection of Joanna’s engagements.

Experience
  • Representation of Seth MacFarlane, Media Rights Capital and Universal Studios in a high-profile copyright case. The plaintiff, Bengal Mangle Productions, had alleged in a suit filed in US District Court for the Central District of California in July 2014 that the anthropomorphic teddy bear from the movie Ted was "strikingly similar" to its character, Charlie, a teddy bear from the plaintiff's Web series. Katten successfully obtained stipulation for dismissal of the suit, which cannot be refiled.
Joanna M. Hill

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • BA, Loyola Marymount University

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California