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Roland K. Tellis

Roland K. Tellis

Baron & Budd, P.C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Roland Tellis’ practice focuses on complex litigation involving environmental cases, class actions, securities matters, entertainment cases, real estate and partnership disputes. Tellis has represented clients in numerous jury trials, including several high profile, multi-million dollar business disputes.

In the financial sector, Tellis represented an investment adviser and broker dealer against class action allegations of securities fraud. Tellis also represented an nternational investment fund in litigation against foreign currency traders who perpetrated a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. In the business sector, Tellis represented a former Microsoft director and general manager against allegations of trade secret misappropriation, conversion and other alleged misconduct. In the environmental area, Tellis represented the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered vegetable seeds in its prosecution of a misappropriation of trade secrets claim against company scientists. In the real estate area, Tellis represented the owner of a commercial real estate portfolio valued at $1 billion in a lawsuit claiming millions due under an alleged oral partnership agreement. In the entertainment area, Tellis successfully defeated an action by a union president and three board members against the Screen Actors’ Guild and 41 other members of its national board.

Tellis serves on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

In 2005, Tellis received commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his assistance in the successful prosecution
of a $120 million securities Ponzi scheme. He was recognized by Law & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine as a “Rising Star” from 2004-2007 and a
“Super Lawyer” from 2008-2011.

Tellis earned a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1996 and a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992.

EDUCATION
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1996)
University of California, Los Angeles (B.S. 1992)

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
California

AWARDS
Super Lawyers, Southern California (2008-2011)
Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star (2004-2007)
Certificate of Commendation, U.S. Department of Justice (2005)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association
California State Bar
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Century City Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
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