Azita Iskandar is an associate in the Litigation Group at Frankfurt Kurnit.
She is an entertainment litigator who handles intellectual property matters, first amendment matters, right of publicity matters, contract disputes, labor and employment issues in the film industry, film clearance matters, and child actor court ratification matters. Some of Ms. Iskandar’s recent representative cases involve obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement in a right of publicity case, successfully defending a comedian against baseless defamation claims, representing the interests of filmmakers defrauded by their own line producer, and representing an actress whose likeness was used in a music video without her consent.
Ms. Iskandar currently serves as Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Intellectual Property, Internet, and New Media Section, and she is on the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Section. Ms. Iskandar is also a founding member of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL), for which she recently worked on an amicus curia brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the test for substantial similarity in copyright infringement cases. For the last two years, Ms. Iskandar has served on the Syllabus Committee for the USC Institute for Entertainment Law and Business. She is also on the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board of the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC).
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Ms. Iskandar was a litigator at a boutique Beverly Hills entertainment law firm, and also did work for Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest pro-bono law firm. She is originally from Los Angeles, California.
Ms. Iskandar is admitted to practice in California.
awards & recognition
Beverly Hills "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2017)
University of Southern California (BA, BS, USC Trustee Scholar, Fine Art and Biology)
University of Southern California (JD)
- Senior Articles Editor of the USC Review of Law and Social Justice
- Judicial extern to the Honorable Zaven Sinanian
- Member of USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Clinic and Public Interest Law Foundation
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
news & press
Does Your Rule 12 Motion Based On Fair Use Have A Chance?
Law360 published Amelia Brankov and Azita Iskandar’s article, “Does Your Rule 12 Motion Based On Fair Use Have A Chance?” The article reviews recent fair use decisions in arts and entertainment disputes.
Citing Fair Use, Judge Won’t Block Scholastic Book Launch
Law360 covered our win for Scholastic and Allen Say in a decision allowing Scholastic to move forward with the release of the book ‘Silent Days, Silent Dreams’. Jeremy S. Goldman and Azita Iskandar were mentioned as counsel for Scholastic and Say. (Article behind paywall)
Thirty-eight Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2016
Super Lawyers listed thirty-eight Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2016 edition.