John Major is a partner in the Los Angeles office who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on internet and technology companies. He has significant experience in litigation involving the Communications Decency Act and in representing technology companies in disputes involving platform liability, trade-secret issues and compliance with novel regulatory requirements. Mr. Major also litigates high-stakes disputes in a variety of other contexts, representing law firms, higher education institutions and major corporations in their most challenging cases.
Mr. Major has published multiple articles regarding platform liability and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, including an overview of efforts to amend Section 230 and an article discussing non-Section 230 defenses to claims against platforms.
Mr. Major is active in the Los Angeles community, serving on the board of directors of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and as the chair of its development committee. He also serves on the University of Southern California Law School’s Board of Councilors Clerkship Committee, which encourages USC Law students to seek judicial clerkships, and on the Homeowner Committee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Major clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Paul J. Watford, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.