Contact Heather Laird-Vanderpool
Conkle, Kremer & Engel, PLC
3130 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Santa Monica, California
Heather Laird-Vanderpool handles all phases of litigation in practice areas such as entertainment law, intellectual property and brand protection, and business litigation, including right of publicity, breach of contract, interference with economic relations, and breach of fiduciary duty, among others. Heather has represented a wide range of plaintiffs and defendants, including individuals and business entities, in both state and federal court.
At Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Heather was a Production Editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Review. During law school, Heather served at the Center for Conflict Resolution, where she assisted with mediations. She also assisted with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s (N.I.T.A.) deposition training program, and tutored law students in torts.
Experience, Presentations and Publications
- Obtained summary judgment in published decision that major online reseller of foreign label versions of major beauty brand’s products constituted trademark infringement because of packaging and labeling different from U.S. versions. See Moroccanoil, Inc. v. Perfumes World.com, Inc. 234 F.Supp.3d 1026 (USDC CD Cal. 2017).
- Obtained favorable settlements in right of publicity lawsuits on behalf of models whose images were used without their consent.
- Represented beneficiaries of multi-million dollar life insurance policies in declaratory relief action brought by creditors and bank claiming that the life insurance policies had lapsed.
- Represented social media company in arbitration for breach of contract and fraud claims against a website design company resulting in a favorable arbitration award against the website design company, including an award of attorneys’ fees.
- Represented co-creators of highly successful television program seeking contingent payments owed to them from major production company.
- Obtained favorable settlement from Los Angeles County for invasion of privacy based on a nurse’s dissemination of a photograph of a patient in a County hospital.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2013
- Production Editor, Loyola Law School Entertainment Law Review
- Tort Law Tutor, Loyola Law School
- Representative, Loyola Law School Entertainment and Sports Law Society
- Volunteer, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Los Angeles
- Volunteer, The Center for Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (Art History), 2008
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- State Bar of California, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California