Griffen Thorne, Attorney

 
Griffen Thorne

Griffen is an attorney in Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on advisory, litigation, and regulatory matters across a wide variety of industries. His litigation practice includes patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, entertainment, false advertising, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes throughout the United States. In that capacity, Griffen has argued (and won) many dispositive and other motions, participated as a member of trial and arbitration teams, and argued before the California Court of Appeals.

In addition to litigation, Griffen’s practice also includes trademark prosecution and non-litigation enforcement of intellectual property rights. Griffen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (“CIPP/US”) and Europe (“CIPP/E”), and he assists clients in data breach counseling and response, compliance with privacy laws, and drafting website privacy policies.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Griffen studied music at the University of California, Berkeley, and attended law school at Loyola University of Chicago, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

In his free time, Griffen enjoys traveling and studying languages.

More About Griffen

Professional Experience

Associate Attorney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (2015–2018)

Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States and Europe

Recognition/Honors

Loyola University Chicago School of Law:

  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • CALI Awards for Highest Grades in Administrative Law, Advanced
  • Torts, Advocacy, Criminal Procedure II, Environmental Law, and Evidence
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
  • Dean’s List All Semesters

Publications

Admitting Prior Convictions for Ten Years After Incarceration: Federal Rule of Evidence 609 Implies Prison Does Not Rehabilitate, 13 PRAXIS: WHERE REFLECTION AND PRACTICE MEET (2014)

Timing is Everything: Martinez v. Illinois (Re)Specifies When Jeopardy Attaches, JURIST DATELINE (June 19, 2014)

Severance agreements do not create new debt and are valid under the Park District Code, 59 TRIAL BRIEFS (ISBA, Chicago, Ill.), May 2014, at 1 (co-written with The Honorable Russell W. Hartigan)

Illinois court finds default judgment proper only after notice and repeated failure to comply, 59 TRIAL BRIEFS (ISBA, Chicago, Ill.), May 2014, at 6 (co-written with The Honorable Russell W. Hartigan)

The Illinois Supreme Court expands the reach of the Code of Civil Procedure’s six-year statute of repose, 59 TRIAL BRIEFS (ISBA, Chicago, Ill.), March 2014, at 1 (co-written with The Honorable Russell W. Hartigan)

Memberships

Professional Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member, Video Game Bar Association

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2015
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Music, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • Central District of California
  • Central District of Illinois

Languages

  • German