Honors & Awards

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” (2023-Present)
  • “New Leaders,” Variety (2022)
  • “Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2022)

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 2014

Allen Secretov is a Los Angeles-based entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation attorney. In this capacity, Allen has had the pleasure of advocating for professional athletes, television and movie actors, acclaimed musicians, legendary comedians, talented authors, cutting-edge NFT artists, and influential companies across numerous industries.

Regularly asked to speak on current events in entertainment law and legal education, Allen’s thoughts and analysis have been published and quoted by numerous legal and media outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Business Law News, and the American Bar Association’s The Young Lawyer Magazine. He also previously taught International Intellectual Property at UCLA School of Law.

Before joining KHIKS, Allen practiced patent litigation at Arnold & Porter, served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Frances Rothschild of the California Court of Appeal, and assisted distinguished law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw with her research on critical race theory and intersectionality.

When not in the office, you can find Allen working on his golf game, experimenting with a new kitchen gadget, or taking an online course on whatever piques his interest that month.

  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • President of the UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Westside Network (2019-2020)
  • Chair of the Reunion Committee for the UCLA School of Law Class of 2014
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Frances Rothschild of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District.

Representative Matters

  • Represents, with Howard Weitzman, The Estate of Michael Jackson in civil litigation and intellectual property matters.
  • Represents, with Michael Kump, the Kardashian and Jenner Sisters in a variety of public and confidential matters.
  • Represents, with Howard Weitzman, Lawrence Iser and Shawn Holley, various music industry entities and individuals, including Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Del Records, and Sean Altman.
  • Represents, with Chad Fitzgerald, national insurance brokerage USI in disputes regarding trade secrets and solicitation of clients and employees.
  • Represented, with Michael Kump, The Management Group and its principals in a lawsuit brought by long-time client, actor Johnny Depp.
  • Represented Samsung in patent disputes relating to touchscreen technology.
  • Represented Hologic, Inc.—a medical technology company specializing in surgical and imaging devices—in various patent litigation matters pertaining to imaging technology and endometrial ablation devices.
  • Represented Boston Scientific—an S&P 500 medical device manufacturer—in a 12-year long patent dispute, resulting in a Federal Circuit decision clearing Boston Scientific of more than $200 million in royalties alleged by the plaintiff. Also represented Boston Scientific in patent infringement actions involving balloon catheters and coronary stents.

Honors & Awards

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” (2023-Present)
  • “New Leaders,” Variety (2022)
  • “Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2022)

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 2014

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KHIKS Achieves Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Challenging Validity of Copyright Terminations

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Jonathan Steinsapir and Allen Secretov obtained the dismissal with prejudice of a federal lawsuit challenging the validity of dozens of copyright termination notices relating to the works of the legendary...

January 5, 2024

KHIKS Prevails for Producers of ‘Love Is Blind’

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On January 4, 2024, Larry Iser, Kat Kleindienst, and Allen Secretov, on behalf of KHIKS client Delirium TV, LLC, the producer of the popular Netflix reality show Love is Blind,...

December 21, 2023

Allen Secretov Speaks to Bloomberg Law About Battle Over Tupac Song Rights and Supreme Court Consideration of Discovery Rule

Allen Secretov was recently quoted in the Bloomberg Law article “Tupac Song Rights Suit Turns on High Court ‘Discovery Rule’ Case,” which examines Rap producer Terence Thomas’s lawsuit over the...

August 17, 2023

Fifteen KHIKS Attorneys Named 2024 “Best Lawyers;” Kate Mangels Named to “Ones to Watch” List

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Partners Chad Fitzgerald, Shawn Holley, Larry Iser, Dale Kinsella, Kat Kleindienst, Greg Korn, Alan Kossoff, Michael Kump, Suann MacIsaac, Amber Melius, Patricia Millett, Allen Secretov, Nick Soltman, Kristen Spanier, and...

June 6, 2023

Four KHIKS Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars and Make “Up-and-Coming” Lists for 2023

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KHIKS is pleased to announce that Katherine Kleindienst, Kate Mangels, Allen Secretov, and Nicholas Soltman were named Southern California “Rising Stars” for 2023 by Thomson Reuters’ “Super Lawyers.” Additionally, Katherine...

May 12, 2023

Allen Secretov Featured in Scripps News Segment on AI in the Entertainment Industry

Allen Secretov was recently interviewed by Scripps News for a segment entitled “The entertainment industry is pushing to protect itself from AI,” which explores the rise of AI in entertainment...

January 10, 2023

Kate Mangels and Allen Secretov Elevated to Partner – Deadline Covers Announcement

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Deadline reported today that KHIKS attorneys Kate Mangels and Allen Secretov have been promoted to Partner. Read the full press release below. Santa Monica, CA – January 1, 2023 –...

November 9, 2022

Allen Secretov Named to Variety’s 2022 “New Leaders” List

The firm is pleased to announce that Allen Secretov has been selected for inclusion in Variety’s list of “New Leaders," which annually profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment...

October 31, 2022

Larry Iser and Allen Secretov “SLAPP”Defamation Claims Against Cal. Senator Susan Rubio and Assemblyperson Blanca Rubio

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Larry Iser and Allen Secretov, representing California Senator Susan Rubio and California Assemblyperson Blanca Rubio (the “Rubio Sisters”), prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion against former California Assemblyperson Roger Hernandez, who...

October 27, 2022

Allen Secretov Speaks to Newsy on the Rights Actors Have to Usage of Their Deepfakes

Allen Secretov was recently quoted by the Newsy Network in its story “What Does Hollywood Have To Fear With Deepfakes?”, which examines the growth of the deepfake phenomenon and the...

August 18, 2022

Fourteen KHIKS Attorneys Named 2023 “Best Lawyers;” Shawn Holley Named Entertainment Law- Motion Pictures and Television “Lawyer of the Year”

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Partners Chad Fitzgerald, Shawn Holley, Lawrence Iser, Dale Kinsella, Gregory Korn, Alan Kossoff, Michael Kump, Suann MacIsaac, Amber Melius, Patricia Millett, Allen Secretov, Nick Soltman, Kristen Spanier, and Jon Steinsapir...

June 7, 2022

Four KHIKS Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars and Make “Up-and-Coming” Lists for 2022

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KHIKS is pleased to announce that Katherine Kleindienst, Kate Mangels, Allen Secretov, and Nicholas Soltman were named Southern California "Rising Stars" for 2022 by Thomson Reuters’ “Super Lawyers.”...

April 25, 2022

Allen Secretov Speaks at UCLA Law Fellows Academy Panel

The firm is pleased to share that Allen Secretov recently appeared as a featured panelist for the UCLA Law Fellows Academy's "Law Fellow Attorneys in Entertainment" panel on Saturday, April...

February 8, 2022

KHIKS Secures Another Major Victory for Legendary Boxer and Republic of the Philippines Presidential Candidate Manny Pacquiao

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KHIKS attorneys Dale Kinsella, Aaron Liskin, and Allen Secretov secured another major victory for their client, the legendary boxer and Republic of the Philippines presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao, by defeating...

August 7, 2021

KHIKS Wins Bout On Behalf of Manny Pacquiao

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KHIKS defeats motion for preliminary injunction against client, legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao, who also serves as a Senator in the Republic of the Philippines....

February 17, 2021

Allen Secretov Writes on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship for The Hollywood Reporter

Allen Secretov’s guest column “What ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Doesn’t Really Answer” appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. The piece brings attention to an opaque area of law, conservatorships, using Britney Spears’...

February 29, 2020

KHIKS files countersuit over Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”

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KHIKS attorneys Larry Iser, Shawn Holley, and Allen Secretov have filed a countersuit on behalf of Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman over Lizzo’s breakout song “Truth Hurts.”...

February 27, 2019

The Upright Citizens Brigade’s Guide To Improv In Litigation – Business Law News

Allen Secretov's article "The Upright Citizens Brigade's Guide To Improv In Litigation" was recently published in the California Lawyers Association's Business Law News. ...

January 24, 2019

Allen Secretov and Daniela Spencer to Give Lecture at UCLA Ziffren Center

Allen Secretov and Daniela Spencer will be giving a lecture at the UCLA School of Law’s Ziffren Center on January 30, 2019 on transitioning from working in Big Law to...

July 3, 2018

Stadium Naming Rights Deals: Category Exclusivity, Operations, and Length – TYL Magazine

Allen Secretov’s article “Stadium Naming Rights Deals: Category Exclusivity, Operations, and Length” was recently published by TYL Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division....

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