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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    22 years
  2. Entertainment: 20%
    22 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    22 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    22 years
  5. Business: 15%
    22 years

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Newport Beach
Newport Beach, CA


NYCurrently registered 199407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Everyday HeroO.C. women lawyer's assoc.2015
General Counsel of the Year (private co.)Orange County Business Journal2014
Certificate of Honor - for Constitution DayCalifornia Legislature2014
Volunteer of the YearConstitutional Rights Foundation2013
Top In House Counsel in CaliforniaDaily Journal2013
Best Legal Dept. in the USACorporate Counsel Magazine2012
Top AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2011
Professional Excellence AwardHofstra U. School of Law2008
Academic All-American (Boston College)NCAA1990
Most Innovative Legal DepartmentInside Counsel magazineN/A
Super LawyerLos Angeles MagazineN/A
ASCAP Award (papers on (c) law)American Society of Composers, Authors & PublishersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselPalace Entertainment2009 - Present
General CounselBosch-Siemens Home Appliances2003 - 2009
In-House CounselMetromedia1999 - 2003
General CounselHenry Holt & Co. book publishers1997 - 1998
AttorneyGeneral Media1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationTreasurer - Charitable Fund2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationChair - Investment Committee2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationChair - Finance Committee2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors - Charitable Fund2014 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard Member - Charitable Fund2014 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of Orange CountyIn-House Counsel Committee2013 - Present
Constitutional Rights FoundationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Int'l Amusement & Leisure Defense AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Attractions & Parks & AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAudit CommitteeN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationEditorial Board, OC Lawyer magazineN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationAdministration of Justice CommitteeN/A
Constitutional Rights FoundationCommittee - Constitution DayN/A
Hispanic Bar Association of Orange CountyMemberN/A
Thurgood Marshall Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Orange County chapter)MemberN/A
Constitutional Rights FoundationCommittee - Law DayN/A
Orange County Korean American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationCommunity Outreach CommitteeN/A
Celtic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationLegislative Resolutions CommitteeN/A
Constitutional Rights FoundationCommittee - Career DayN/A
Lex Romana (Italian Bar Assoc.)memberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationTreasurer2015 - 2015
Orange County Bar AssociationSecretary2014 - 2014
Orange County Bar AssociationFounder / Chair - Entertainment, Sports & Marketing Law2011 - 2012
Orange County Bar AssociationChair - Product Liability2006 - 2007
Association of Home Appliance ManufacturersChair - Legal Group2004 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineRevenge Porn Law - Impotent?2014
Orange County Lawyer MagazineEntertainment Law Roundup2013
Orange County Lawyer MagazineLaw of Angels (profile of Angels' head of legal, David Cohen)2012
Entertainment Law SectionEntertaining Briefs (newsletter)2012
Orange County Lawyer MagazineDon’t be Kwik to Claim ‘Made in USA’2011
Orange County Lawyer MagazineCelebrating Our Constitution2011
Orange County Lawyer MagazineBig Brothers Big Sisters2011
Orange County Lawyer MagazineBribes and Boasting: New FTC Guidelines2010
Orange County Lawyer MagazineEthically Speaking: Advice to In-House Counsel2010
National Law JournalDefective Goods from China: Empower the CPSC2008
Inside CounselNeedy Clients2007
Inside CounselPrecious Time2007
Inside CounselMoral Compass2007
Inside CounselHire Power2007
Inside CounselCorporate Gladiator2007
Inside CounselTable for One2007
Inside CounselSummer Cinema2007
Inside CounselBiblical Law2007
Inside CounselKeep Your Distance2007
Inside CounselCustom Tailored2007
Inside CounselDuty Bound2007
Business Law JournalUsing ‘Private Eyes’ in Employee Investigations2007
Inside CounselGood Humor2007
Inside CounselRed Alert2007
Orange County Lawyer MagazineEmployee Privacy in the High-Tech World2006
Orange County Lawyer MagazineSpyware Beware2005
GigalawDiluting Trademark Protection on the WebN/A
Entertainment, Arts & Sport Law JournalDrafting Entertainment ContractsN/A
Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law JournalPublicity Wars Heat UpN/A
GigalawApplying Statutes of Limitation to Internet OffensesN/A
GigalawPenthouse Pets & Thumbnails: Images & Fair UseN/A
Fiction WriterContract KillersN/A
The New York TimesAlyssa Milano's Mother Fights Nudes OnlineN/A
The New York TimesThe Lawless FrontierN/A
The New York TimesHollywood's Cyber-casting CouchN/A
The New York TimesCyber-Casinos: Jackpot on the Horizon?N/A
CosmopolitanSexual Harassment: Not for Women OnlyN/A
Profit MagazineLegal Pitfalls of an Online BusinessN/A
U. Miami Entertainment & Sports Law ReviewA Pirate's Pallette: Digital Sound SamplingN/A
Writer's DigestBasics of LibelN/A
Hofstra Property Law JournalThe Sound Marks the Song: Sound Marks in Trademark LawN/A
Writer's DigestThe Limits of ParodyN/A
IP CounselorMorals at Work: Visual Artists Rights ActN/A
The RecorderAfter Hours: Sexual HarassmentN/A
National Law JournalMade in the USAN/A
Law.comInfluencing Retail Prices without Violating Antitrust LawsN/A
Law.comHow to Avoid the Franchise TrapN/A
Freelance Writer's ReportBeware of Wiretapping LawsN/A
Writer's DigestScriptwriting & the LawN/A
CallboardPhotographers' Copyright ScamsN/A
Journal of Internet LawNegotiating Co-Location ContractsN/A
Law.comInternet Transit ContractsN/A
CyberspaceInternet Customer BankruptciesN/A
Entertaining Briefs (O.C. Bar)Publisher/Editor/WriterN/A
Law.comDot-Bomb BankruptciesN/A
Writer's DigestRoyaltiesN/A
ProfitAlyssa Milano Fights Online Picture PiratesN/A
Writer's DigestLimits of ParodyN/A
Writer's DigestLibel: Ask the Experts ColumnN/A
Student LawyerThinking Like a LawyerN/A
Music Producers JournalArtist FinancingN/A
Music Producers JournalRecord RoyaltiesN/A
Music Producer's JournalProducer AgreementsN/A
Young Lawyer's Division, ABAIntroductory Guide to IP LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawLeadership in Corporate Counsel2015
University of California - IrvineN/AExecutive Management2011
Boston CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Columbia Law SchoolEthics in Sports Law2015
UCI Law SchoolIn-House Careers2014
How Much is a Housewife Worth?Product Liability2014
Constitution DayConstitution in Crisis2014
Lawyer2Lawyer - RadioLegalities of Batman's Death2013
Entertainment Law SectionBook & Screenplay Law for Lawyers2013
Corporate Counsel SectionCorporate Brands in the Entertainment Spotlight2013
Chapman Law SchoolWhat NOT to do with Resumes2013
ABA webinarLitigating Youth Sports Injuries2013
Law DaySocial Media's Sticky Web for Students & Job Seekers2012
CLE in Sicily, ItalySubstance Abuse in the Workplace2012
Law DayPrivacy Invasion for Teenagers2011
Employment Law SeminarEmployment Litigation (GC panel)2011
Constitution DayRacial Bias in Jury Trials2011
Product Liability SectionNavigating the Consumer Product Safety CommissionN/A
Product Liability SectionConsumer Product Safety Improvement ActN/A
Product LiabilityWarning! Signs & LabelsN/A
OCBA SeminarCare & Feeding of CEO'sN/A
Last Dash CLEFacebook & BeyondN/A
Last Dash CLECopyrights & TrademarksN/A
Intellectual Property SectionSocial Media's Sticky WebN/A
In-House Counsel Super ConferenceMedia SpotlightN/A
Corporate Counsel SectionProving Your Value as General CounselN/A
CLE in TahitiTexts, Lies & Green Bait [false & deceptive advertising]N/A
CLE in ColoradoBig Brother Bosses: Spying on EmployeesN/A
CLE in BelizeBest Sellers & the Silver Screen: The Law You Need for Your Writing DreamsN/A
Career DayAmusement Park CareersN/A
Business Litigation SectionRepresenting World's Top CompaniesN/A
Branded Entertainment & Talent ContractsBranded EntertainmentN/A
ACC @ Angels StadiumPremises LiabilityN/A
ACC @ Anaheim DucksDefensive LItigation StrategiesN/A