A Los Angeles-based Manatt Entertainment partner, Nathaniel Bach maintains a national litigation and counseling practice that includes representing prominent clients in the media, entertainment and technology industries, including film and television studios and networks, record companies, musicians, music publishers, and journalists.
Nat’s broad practice spans contractual, intellectual property, First Amendment, fashion, brand-protection, telecommunications, class action, and cutting-edge metaverse, cryptocurrency and blockchain matters. He has represented clients in the financial industry in global regulatory and governmental investigations, and has played key roles in various other high-profile transactions and disputes.
Nat maintains an active pro bono practice. He successfully represented Dreamers to obtain a first-in-the-nation injunction blocking the Trump administration’s unlawful revocation of the DACA program. Nat also represented one of the first Dreamers unlawfully targeted by the Trump administration, obtaining (after arguing) an unprecedented preliminary injunction that barred ICE and USCIS from falsely calling his client a gang member. He has partnered with diverse legal services organizations including the ACLU of Southern California, Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek, Lawyers Without Borders and the Equal Justice Initiative.