Rodney Lasher represents companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial matters, including intellectual property, entertainment, trusts and estates, land use, real property, complex business, and various other commercial disputes. Rodney has extensive experience dealing with cannabis, cryptocurrency, and entertainment matters. In addition to his experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts, he has represented clients in private arbitration and administrative proceedings, as well as various appellate matters before California state courts of appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to joining Venable, Rodney began his career at a well-established, full-service Los Angeles firm, where he embraced general litigation. He next joined a boutique art and entertainment law firm as a litigation associate, where he honed his skills drafting and arguing law and motions. He focused on copyright, trade secret, and contract disputes across a range of industries, including on behalf of entertainment, cannabis, cryptocurrency, technology, and other individual and business entity clients. He also provided counsel on real property disputes, lender liability suits, and various business tort actions.
During law school, Rodney interned with the Capitol Music Group and Warner Bros. Records, where he assisted in the drafting of recording agreements, licensing deals, letters of direction, waivers, and no objection letters. He also drafted a memorandum regarding California’s Minimum Compensation Provision and alleged ambiguity in recording agreements, and developed an appreciation for and an understanding of the interaction between transactional and litigation matters.