Browne George Ross

Peter Shimamoto

Peter Shimamoto
T 424.202.5576
F 310.275.5697

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • New York, 1987
  • United States District Court, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third and Ninth Circuits

Peter Shimamoto is a partner with Browne George Ross LLP. Mr. Shimamoto’s practice focuses on complex commercial civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation in federal court, state court, and arbitrations, from pre-filing through trial and appeal. He has obtained successful results for his clients through motion practice, at trial, on appeal, and through settlement.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor on the Harvard Law Review, Mr. Shimamoto clerked for the Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Shimamoto has worked in New York and Los Angeles, and has litigated cases involving some of the nation’s leading artists, motion picture studios, television networks, television production companies, and music companies. His clients have obtained more than $100 million in jury verdicts and settlements.

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment
  • Trademark & Copyright
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secrets
  • First Amendment
  • Insurance
  • Securities
  • Product liability
  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Employment


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985
  • University of California at Berkeley, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982