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Languages spoken: French, German, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 20%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 20%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    33 years, 170 cases
  4. Communications & Media: 20%
    33 years, 750 cases
  5. Intellectual Property: 20%
    33 years, 2 thousand cases



Hourly ($280-380/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Spencer Caswell Young

    Lizbeth Hasse is an outstanding advocate and one of the true brilliant litigators in the Bay. My first introduction to her was 20 years ago via her pro bono work she performed for my father's non-profit, Heart to Heart. Since then, I have heard first had accounts of her tenacity, intelligence and top notch legal service. I would recommend Liz without hesitation for any business law, communications, media, entertainment and litigation needs.


    Spencer Young Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lindsay Gunn Spiller

    I first met Lizbeth when she was a panelist at a California Lawyers for the Arts workshop in 2006. She was extraordinarily articulate, knowledgeable and gracious. When I ultimately started my own practice, I sought out her counsel and have since considered her a mentor and friend. Knowing that I can call on Lizbeth gives me great confidence and peace of mind. I endorse her work as an attorney without hesitation.


    Lindsay Spiller Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Creative Industry Law Group

155 Sansome Street.
Suite. 500
San Francisco, CA, 94104-3640


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowChartered Institute of Arbitrators, London2012
recipientBar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers2010
Selected ParticipantThe Master' Forum, Pepperdine University2002
Fulbright ScholarFulbright Fellowship, Paris 1986-871986
recipientPhi Beta Kappa1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCreative Industry Law Group2004 - Present
Mediator + Arbitrator; IP + entertainment resolution specialistCILG + Weinstein Mediation Group1998 - Present
AttorneyCoudert Brothers2003 - 2004
Visiting Professor of LawAmerican University, Yerevan, Armenia1999 - 1999
Fulbright Visiting Professor of LawUniversity of Paris V1986 - 1987
AttorneySteinhart, Falconer & Morgenstein1984 - 1987
AttorneyHeller Ehrman LLP1983 - 1984
Visiting FacultyUniversity of California, Berkeley1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Media and Entertainment CounselChairperson, Collaborative Counsel Initiative2010 - Present
BASF Ethics Committeeactive member2010 - Present
Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
The Mediation SocietyMember2009 - Present
Esalen Center for Theory and Research, Global Potentials ProgramSelected Participant/Member2008 - Present
San Francisco Intellectual Property AssociationMember2008 - Present
AIPLA Arbitration and Mediation RegistryMember2008 - Present
Track Two Center for DiplomacyBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Presidio Graduate School of ManagementTrustee2004 - 2010
California Bar Association-Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution SectionsMember2004 - Present
The Russian-American CenterBoard of Directors1993 - 2006
Founding Committee of the Edible SchoolyardBoard of Directors1993 - 1995
Martindale-Hubbell peer reviewAV-rated-highest rating in competence and ethics1991 - Present
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property, Business and ADR sectionsMember1990 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property, International Law and ADR sectionsMember1990 - Present
Glasnost Defense FoundationLegal Advisor1989 - 1993
Heart-to-Heart International Children's Medical AllianceBoard of Directors1989 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna — School of Advanced Studies St.Anna, Pisa (Italy)UN Peace-keeping, mediation and election monitoringcertificate1999
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of California - BerkeleyJurisprudence & Social PolicyMA - Masters1982
Wesleyan University, MiddletownLinguistics (Classics)BA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE InternationalCritical Issues and Complex Resolutions2013
Protecting the Intellectual Property FortressIntellectual Property protection and sensitivities in the employment and start-up company context2012
NARIP seminarDoing the Best Merchandise Deal2011
International Mediation Fellows week-endADR in Transitional Governments2011
Women's antitrust law forumBest Practices in mediation of anti-trust actions2009
Derivative Rights in the face of Fair UseCopyright Law developments/Fair Use2008