J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, University of California, Irvine
Sasha Frid is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and won cases before juries and arbitration panels all over the country. He is one of the founding partners of Miller Barondess, LLP.
Sasha has handled a wide variety of disputes from “bet the company,” multi-million dollar cases to smaller matters for individuals, families, closely-held companies, and start-ups. Whatever the matter may be, he devises an effective and efficient strategy early on and formulates creative solutions to win the case or get a great resolution that makes business and financial sense. He prides himself on being a relentless, fierce advocate for his clients; and clients know they can count on him for straightforward, common-sense advice.
Sasha loves the law and has a wealth of experience handling all types of complex litigation matters, including business and partnership disputes, real estate, entertainment and music law, copyright, and trademark, right of publicity, trade secret, idea theft, and insurance bad faith. His clients have included businesses, individuals, conglomerates, public companies, banks, manufacturers, real estate developers, restaurants, hotels, music labels, entertainers, artists, music managers, and fashion icons. He is often called upon by clients to “save the day” on cases previously handled by other law firms.
Sasha’s successes have earned him national recognition, including being featured in the Best Lawyers in America® since 2019 and as a Southern California Super Lawyer® for over 10 years. The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Sasha on its “Leaders of Influence” lists: 2023 Litigators & Trial Attorneys and 2022 Thriving in Their 40’s. As a “go-to” entertainment lawyer, he has been honored on Billboard’s list of Top Music Lawyers since 2018, recognized as a Top Entertainment Lawyer by Variety magazine, and selected as the 2023 Music Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.
Sasha is a member of the Recording Academy® and a voting member of the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. The Academy supports music people in times of need through MusiCares and ensures music remains diverse and inclusive through its initiatives.
Sasha began his practice at a large, multinational firm representing clients in complex litigation matters. Prior to practicing law, Sasha worked at the U.S. State Department and was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria. He specialized in nuclear non-proliferation serving as the U.S. attaché to the International Atomic Energy Agency and was involved in negotiations of several key non-proliferation treaties and protocols.
Sasha received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2001, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine as the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student receiving degrees in Political Science, and Criminology, Law & Society. Sasha has written and published numerous articles in various legal and academic fields, including database security legislation compliance, financial fraud, and money laundering, foreign relations, cultural property protection, and repatriation and international law.
Sasha was born in St. Petersburg, in the former Soviet Union, and emigrated with his family to the U.S. when he was 11. He is active in the community and has represented individuals pro bono who were victims of fraud, abuse, and other predatory practices. Sasha serves on a charitable foundation raising money for cancer research. He also serves on the Board of a chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation which provides education to underprivileged youth.
Sasha has an exceptional track record of obtaining winning results. Here are some of his representations: