Tracy Rane is a litigator with two decades of experience providing counsel at all stages of a trial, particularly to clients in the music and film industries. Tracy’s practice focuses on matters involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, breach of contract, and general civil litigation.
Over the course of her career, Tracy has conducted or participated in a number of trials, arbitrations, and appeals before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Represented multi-platinum recording artist in an arbitration involving breach of contract claims. Successfully defended respondent against petitioner’s claims and obtained a substantial award of attorneys’ fees as the prevailing party pursuant to Section 998 of the California Code of Civil Procedure.
- Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of a major record label and a prominent R&B artist in copyright infringement action, pursuant to which the court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims for statutory damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Represented plaintiff multi-platinum artist in a declaratory relief action concerning ownership of the copyrights to various songs. Negotiated a favorable settlement for client.
Los Angeles Copyright Society
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association -– Copyright Committee
Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel -– Women Who Lead Advisory Board
Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing for University of Southern California School of Law
Recognition & Accomplishments
Southern California Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation
Presenter, “Entertainment Law Year in Review,” Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, January 2019, 2020, and 2021
Presenter, “Insurance and Risk Allocation in Entertainment and Sports Law: Hot Topics and Overlooked Issues,” American Bar Association, October 12, 2012
“The Entertainment Industry Exclusion: Is Your Insurance Coverage Illusory?” The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter 2012
University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 1997)
California State University, Northridge (B.A. 1993)
U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California