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Attorney Thomas Peistrup

Thomas Peistrup


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Attorney Thomas Peistrup

Attorney Thomas Peistrup is an attorney in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, with a wide-ranging practice balanced between complex business litigation and corporate counseling.

Tom has a strong background in intellectual property and related fields, including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, unfair competition, defamation, and First Amendment defense. Tom has unique and particularly well-defined expertise in the area of intellectual property rights enforcement (anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting), including litigation. He has represented a wide variety of IP rights holders, including film studios, film and television production companies, broadcasters, music publishers, record labels and print publishers, as well as companies in the fields of direct response and consumer goods.

Tom also provides strategically-driven, interdisciplinary counseling in areas such as privacy, data security and data breach, advertising clearance, government regulation and risk management. In addition to his practice at Leech Tishman, Tom serves as general counsel to a mid-sized consumer goods company and its affiliates, where he provides practical legal advice and support on a wide range of matters, including generate corporate, litigation management, IP portfolio management, international distribution and risk management.

Tom is fluent in German, having served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Berlin and having studied at the Freie Universität Berlin.


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia
Freie Universität Berlin
Claremont Graduate University

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Tre Milano (General Counsel)
Tantalo & Adler LLP
Beachbody (Intellectual Property/Anti-Piracy Counsel)
Leopold, Petrich & Smith
Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman
University of California, Irvine
U.S. Army

Professional Memberships

Los Angeles Copyright Society
Media Law Resource Center (Entertainment Law Committee)
Information Systems Security Association-Los Angeles (Advisory Board Member)
The State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Section)


“Dying for a SLAPP-Down: The Tamkin Case as  Rebuke of Dyer v. Childress,” American Bar Association Communications Lawyer, June 2011
“Another Blow to Calif. Plaintiffs in Class Actions,” Law360, May 2, 2014

Community Involvement

Los Angeles Bach Festival (Board of Directors)

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