I focus my practice on the negotiation and drafting of film, televison and live stage production and financing, distribution, recording, music publishing, book publishing, live performance, talent, management, collaboration, joint venture, merchandising, sponsorship, literary and screenplay option and purchase and venue lease agreements.
I also have significant experience prosecuting, protecting and licensing copyrights and trademarks and conducting rights clearances and related due diligence for a variety of entertainment properties, including, catalogs of recorded music, motion pictures, television programs, books and websites.
Prior to practicing law, I served as Artist and Repertoire Director at Guidance Recordings, a Chicago based record label and music publishing company I co-founded in 1996. During my eight years at Guidance, I signed numerous recording artists, established and maintained a global network of licensing and distribution partners and negotiated and drafted recording, remix, music publishing, distribution, master use, synchronization, soundtrack and compilation license agreements.
|Associate, Intellectual Property and Entertainment||Lewis & Roca LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Associate, Intellectual Property and Business Law Groups||Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thompson||2005 - 2007|
|Legal Extern||Lawyers for the Creative Arts||2005 - 2005|
|law clerk||Bell, Boyd and Lloyd LLP (now K & L Gates LLP)||2004 - 2004|
|Arist and Repertoire Director||Guidance Recordings||1996 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada, Intellectual Property Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section||Member||N/A|
|practicallaw.com||Nevada Right of Publicity Laws||2012|
|Nevada Lawyer Magazine Online Edition||Whose Copyrights Are They Anyway? Record Companies Brace Themselves as Artists Seek to Recapture Their Sound Recording Copyrights||2011|
|Sports Business Journal and Lewis and Roca IP Newsletter||Licensees Must Cover All Bases in Rights Agreements||2010|
|Lewis and Roca Intellectual Property Newsletter||Music Copyrights||2010|
|Nevada Lawyer||Setting The Record Straight: The Nevada Truth in Music Act||2009|
|Lewis & Roca IP Newsletter||Basic Intellectual Property Issues in Franchise Offerings||2008|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Carleton College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Employment Law Seminar||Intellectual Property Protection from the Employer's Perspective||2012|
|Henderson Writers Group Monthly Meeting||Book Publishing Law||2010|
|Institute of Management Accountants||Introduction to Copyrights and Trademarks||2008|
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