Edward J. Weiss, Esq. is a distinguished attorney with a stellar track record of legal expertise and a commitment to delivering exceptional results. With over three decades of experience as a mediator, arbitrator, trial lawyer, federal prosecutor, general counsel, and business leader, Mr. Weiss has established himself as a respected figure in the legal community.
Since 2021, Mr. Weiss has dedicated himself full-time to mediating and arbitrating disputes. He has also volunteered as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Throughout his career, he has showcased his proficiency in various areas of law, with a primary focus on antitrust, business and commercial, class action, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, real estate, and securities matters. His comprehensive understanding of complex legal issues, combined with his strong analytical skills, has enabled him to assist a diverse range of clients, from individuals to multinational corporations, in successfully resolving their disputes.
As a litigator and trial lawyer, Mr. Weiss has extensive experience handling, resolving, litigating, managing, and trying a wide variety of civil and criminal cases in State and Federal Court on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including cases in arbitration and mediation, involving consumer, commercial, and employment law issues. During his time as General Counsel, Chief Counsel, and Executive Vice President for Ticketmaster, Mr. Weiss spent a total of 18 years overseeing the company’s litigation matters, including intellectual property, commercial, antitrust, securities, employment and consumer disputes. He played a key role in developing and implementing legal strategies to protect the company’s proprietary technology from unauthorized access and successfully defended the company in a major federal antitrust case brought by a competitor.
Mr. Weiss earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an A.B. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 1988
A.B. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley 1985
Highest university honors, high distinction in general scholarship. Departmental honors in Political Science. Phi Beta Kappa.
Mediation and Arbitration Training:
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case (40 hours) 2022.
Training from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) 2021.
Full-Time Mediator and Arbitrator 2021-Present
Mediator, arbitrator, and hearing officer specializing in antitrust, class action, commercial, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, real estate, and securities matters.
General Counsel, SkyBell Technologies, Inc. 2018-2020
General Counsel for a leading provider of wi-fi video doorbells with an extensive patent portfolio. Responsible for the company’s legal affairs including managing its patent portfolio, patent litigation, transactions and support for Board of Directors.
Executive Vice President, Attorney and Consultant, Ring Financial, Inc. 2016-2017
Executive Vice President for a holding company/family office overseeing an extensive multifamily real estate portfolio, real estate investments, and transactions.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Counsel, Ticketmaster 1998-2017
General and Chief Counsel responsible for overseeing the legal department and legal affairs for the world’s leading ticketing company. In-house attorney primarily responsible for managing, evaluating and resolving the company’s wide variety of litigation and disputes in federal and state court, before federal and state agencies, in arbitration and mediation and pre-litigation settlement discussions.
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office 1994-1998
Tried seven cases to jury verdict as first and second chair. Led complex investigations and presented federal criminal cases to the federal grand jury as a member of the Major Crimes Section. Handled myriad cases including violent crime and narcotics, tax fraud, sports bribery, mail and wire fraud, narcotics, illegal firearms, immigration, and Hobbs Act. Received DOJ Special Achievement Award in 1997 for prosecution and investigation on a case involving the US Postal Inspection Service.
Litigation Associate, Manatt Phelps & Phillips 1988-1994
Handled commercial litigation, including cases involving banking, entertainment, election law, employment, accounting fraud, unfair competition, licensor-licensee disputes, and professional liability. First chair trial experience in six bench trials and as third chair in a multi-week jury trial involving lender liability and executive employment related claims.
• Association of Business Trial Lawyers
• Bet Tzedek. Board of Directors, 2009-2017
• Beverly Hills Bar Association
• Hillcrest Country Club. Board of Directors, 2017-2023
• State Bar of California
• University of California Alumni Association. Board of Directors, 2010-2015
“I had the pleasure of using Ed Weiss as a mediator in a very complex multi-million dollar patent infringement dispute. Given the posture of the dispute, the stakes involved, and the tension between the parties, I went into mediation with very low expectations of a fruitful result. Ed, however, clearly went into the mediation, not only prepared, but confident and determined to get the job done. Ed did not give up, and employed outside-of-the-box thinking to challenge the parties and their counsel throughout the process. And, when the evening approached and Ed needed to leave to catch his flight home, he volunteered to cancel his travel home and stayed until the job was done. Ed’s tireless efforts and determination is what caused the unresolvable case to resolve. Without hesitation, I recommend Ed to any client or lawyer who wants to use a mediator who takes their job seriously.”