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Andrew Walter Defrancis

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Licensed since 2006

  1. Entertainment: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

Contact Info

The Walt Disney Studios

500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA, 91521

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Pro Bono AwardLatham & Watkins LLP2009
Pro Bono AwardLatham & Watkins LLP2008
Pro Bono AwardLatham & Watkins LLP2007
Order of the CoifUSC Law School2006
American Jurisprudence Award, Gifts, Wills, and TrustsUSC Law School2005
American Jurisprudence Award, Comparative Constitutional LawUSC Law School2005
USC Law Merit ScholarshipUSC Law School2005
American Jurisprudence Award, Understanding the Enron EraUSC Law School2005
American Jurisprudence Award, Securities Fraud LitigationUSC Law School2005
Hale Moot Court Honors ProgramUSC Law School2005
American Jurisprudence Award, EvidenceUSC Law School2005
USC Law Merit ScholarshipUSC Law School2004
American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing IIUSC Law School2004
USC Law Merit ScholarshipUSC Law School2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate Principal CounselThe Walt Disney Studios2014 - Present
Counsel, Motion Picture ProductionThe Walt Disney Studios2012 - 2014
AssociateWhite O'Connor Fink & Brenner LLP2010 - 2012
AssociateKelley Drye & Warren, LLP2010 - 2012
AssociateLatham & Watkins, LLP2007 - 2010
Law Clerk to Hon. Edward RafeedieU.S. District Court, Central District Of Calif.2006 - 2007
Research Assistant (Evidence) to Prof. Thomas LyonUSC Law School2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateLatham & Watkins, LLP2005 - 2005
Summer InternOffice of the City Attorney, City of Los Angeles2004 - 2004
Teaching Fellow (Legal Writing)USC Law School2004 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitN/A2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
LA LawyerReal Characters2012
Managing IPBe Prepared for Copyright Termination2012
Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2012 EditionReal Characters: Lawsuits Claiming Libel in Fiction are Decided on the Basis of Whether the Work is “of and concerning” the Pltf.2012
Intellectual Property & Technology Law JournalCopyright Termination for Noncopyright Majors2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolLawlaw2006
City College of San FranciscoChinese (Mandarin)certificate2003
Univ of San FranciscoEnglishundergraduate2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Walt Disney StudiosActor Agreements in the UK2014
Warner Bros.Inspired by a True Story: Legal Issues in Programming Based on, Inspired by, or Depicting Real People (or Products)2012
The HubInspired by a True Story: Legal Issues in Programming Based on, Inspired by, or Depicting Real People2012
Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof FishmanInspired by a True Story: Legal Issues in Programming Based on, Inspired by, or Depicting Real People2012
HBOInspired by a True Story: Legal Issues in Programming Based on, Inspired by, or Depicting Real People2012
White O'Connor Fink & Brenner LLPConfusingly Similar? Understanding the MPAA Title Dispute Process2011
Latham & Watkins LLPGuerrilla Discovery: Techniques and Strategies to Effectively Deploy (and Combat) Written Discovery2010