Rex S. Heinke is co-head of the Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Heinke has argued over a hundred appeals in federal and state courts throughout the country involving many issues, including administrative law, advertising, alter ego, antitrust, arbitration, attorneys’ fees, bankruptcy, billboards, class actions, complex business disputes, computer software, constitutional law, construction disputes, contracts, copyrights, criminal sentencing, defamation, divorces, docudramas, domestic and international arbitrations, drug testing, employment discrimination, environmental law, entertainment, extraterritoriality of federal laws, federal pre-emption, federal securities, foreign sovereign immunity, fraud, global warming, insurance, invasion of privacy, legal ethics, partition of real estate, patent, personal jurisdiction/inconvenient forum, products liability, public records, punitive damages, reporters’ privilege, right of publicity, separation of powers, statutory interpretation, tax, telephone regulation, television access to courtrooms, trademarks, trusts and estates, unfair competition, unsolicited faxes, wage and hour disputes, and wrongful termination.

Mr. Heinke has served as lead trial and appellate counsel on behalf of newspapers, magazines, television networks, motion picture studios, websites, and entertainment production and distribution companies in First Amendment, intellectual property, entertainment, media, and Internet disputes. He has lectured on media, entertainment, Internet, intellectual property, advertising, constitutional, and appellate law for programs presented by many professional and educational organizations. He has also written numerous articles on these issues and is the author of Media Law (BNA).

Community Involvement

Mr. Heinke is involved in numerous community, civic and charitable activities that include being on the Board of Directors of:

  • Bet Tzedek
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Center for Civic Mediation

Mr. Heinke has been president of the:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Chancery Club
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • Public Counsel

Mr. Heinke has been a member of the:

  • California Judicial Council
  • California State Bar Board of Governors
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • California State Bar’s Advisory Committee
  • California State Bar’s Task Force on Judicial Nominees and Evaluation Committee
  • California Supreme Court’s Task Force on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

Awards & Accolades

  • recognized by Who’s Who Legal 100 in Management labor and employment in 2014
  • recognized as “The Top 10” in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine’s 2014 “Top 100” list of Southern California lawyers
  • recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice, Litigation – First Amendment and Media Law in 2013 and 2014 and listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1991
  • recognized by Super Lawyers Business Edition in Litigation, Appellate in 2013
  • recipient of one of California Lawyer magazine’s 2013 and 2009 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Awards
  • included in Daily Journal “Top Verdicts” of 2012 for “Top Appellate Reversal”
  • ranked in 2014, 2013 and 2012 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: Appellate