Colby Petersen

Colby Petersen is a member of the Firm's business litigation department. He received his Bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University, majoring in International Studies with a specialization in Asian Studies, and his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and the Phi Delta Phi Honors Society. Mr. Petersen is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Petersen also received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine's Straus Institute. As part of his ADR studies, Colby interned with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as an arbitration case administrator.

Prior to being admitted to the California Bar, Mr. Petersen interned at the litigation department of Fox Legal Group and assisted production attorneys at Fox Television Studios. At the Firm, Mr. Petersen defends and prosecutes disputes in the areas of business and entertainment litigation. Mr. Petersen also has experience in contractual drafting and consulting to production entities for film and television.

Mr. Petersen has a conversational understanding of Japanese. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he spent a year teaching English in Japan with the JET Programme.