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Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 15%
    3 years
  2. Media: 14%
    3 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    3 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 51%
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  • Harry Finkel

    I worked with John on several matters and was very impressed by his clear logic, open mind and excellent attention to detail. John is a competent lawyer and great person to deal with.


    Harry Finkel Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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1171 S. Robertson
Los Angeles, CA, 90035


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gracie Award, Outstanding Portrait/BiographyAlliance for Women in Media Foundation2009
Prism Award, CommendationEntertaiment Industries Council, Inc.2003
Emmy Award, Nomination, Series ProducerAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Entertainment Law AttorneyLaw Offices of John M. Griffin, Esq.2013 - Present
Director, Television Business & Legal AffairsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.2015 - 2016
AssociateWebb & Beecher2014 - 2015
Contract Litigation and Transactional AttorneyWolk & Levine, LLP2012 - 2013
Law Clerk/ExternBlecher & Collins, P.C.2012 - 2012
Contract AttorneyVarious Firms2012 - 2014
Research Assistant to Associate Dean Jane PowellSouthwestern Law School2011 - 2012
Law ClerkBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck2011 - 2011
Non-Fiction Programming Writer/Producer/DirectorComcast Entertainment2006 - 2010
Non-Fiction Programming Writer/Producer/DirectorA&E Television Networks1993 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Producers Guild of AmericaMember2006 - Present
International Documentary AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Malibu Film Foundation v. Nunzio FazioDeclaratory relief granted in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalAnother Kind of Copyright Termination2014
Insight Editions, San Rafael, CA‘Trick ‘r Treat’: Tales of Mayhem, Mystery, and Mischief (book)2008
Outburn magazineColumnist2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Columbia University School of LawEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Choate Rosemary HallWritingHigh School Diploma1987