Represented professional surfer Noah Johnson against his former sponsor for breach of contract and misappropriation of identity. Johnson prevailed over Hurley on his California Civil Code section 3344 claim on summary judgment and on his Lanham Act claim at trial. Mr. Blakely also obtained a favorable ruling from the Ninth Circuit in connection with Johnson’s claim for breach of contract, Johnson v. Hurley, 77 Fed. Appx. 412 (9th Cir. 2003).