Thomas H. Vidal is a partner in Pryor Cashmanís Litigation, Media + Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Technology Groups. He represents a diverse roster of clients including media companies, software developers, entrepreneurs, film distributors, VOD platforms, recording artists, motion picture production companies and retailers, among many others. An experienced and trusted trial attorney, he handles a range of civil matters on the state and federal level.
A Strategic, Well-Rounded Litigator
Thomas brings a considered, practical approach to all of his representations, which run the gamut from multinational businesses to entrepreneurs and executives. Drawing from a breadth of experience litigating copyright, trademark and patent infringement claims, he maintains a robust intellectual property practice. He argues cases involving licensing, misappropriation, contract disputes, false advertising and deceptive practices, and counsels media and advertising companies on state and federal advertising regulations.
Clients in the technology sector benefit from Thomasís deep industry knowledge. Having worked as a software developer and in programming prior to becoming a lawyer, he is intimately familiar with the issues and challenges facing the industry, and has successfully litigated matters on behalf of web developers, hardware designers, end users and gaming companies.
Sought after for his skillful handling of entertainment law matters, Thomas provides comprehensive representation to clients in the film, music, fashion and publishing industries, securing victories in cases involving rights of publicity, defamation and First Amendment issues. Beyond his litigation capabilities, Thomas is a trusted and savvy negotiator, adept at structuring transactions related to film, music, and literary projects. He helps his clients obtain optimal terms in film acquisition, production, financing and distribution deals as well as recording and book publishing agreements.
An Advocate for Businesses and Employees
Thomas has significant experience handling state and federal labor and employment matters. He is frequently retained by corporate clients and executive-level employees to litigate cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination and breach of contract claims. Additionally, he represents clients in white collar matters relating to director & officer liability, securities fraud and other complex business disputes.
Beyond the Courtroom
Outside the office, Thomas is a competitive distance runner and former U.S. Masters swimmer. He is an Editorial Board Member of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, and serves as Co-Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Associationís Litigation Section.