Law School: Whittier College School of Law
College: UCLA (Go Bruins!)
I do not litigate, so matters I’ve participated in would be of a transactional nature. Because my practice includes entertainment and IP, a short summary of a case which exemplifies this would be the purchase of a trademark from my client by a major studio (on two occasions), where I prosecuted the trademark and negotiated the sale.
Strictly intellectual property and transactional entertainment for 30-plus years, starting in Los Angeles then moving to San Diego. I have also been a partner in a personal management business which remains a client. I perform all phases of trademark prosecution, copyright and TM licensing agreements, and review, negotiate and draft entertainment related agreements, including film, TV, music and publishing.
*Founding co-chair of San Diego Entertainment and Sports Lawyers, Inc., a California mutual benefit nonprofit formed for the purpose of providing educational and networking activities for the legal and entertainment communities in San Diego.
*Founding director of Women’s Global Network
*California Bar Intellectual Property Section
*Recipient of American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent Achievement in Study of Contracts
*UCLA Alumni Association.
Regular subscriber to the SD Globe and SD Opera; Numerous memberships in various humane and environmental organizations; Proud supporter of KPBS.
Born in the United Kingdom and moved to Los Angeles at 8 months of age, where I was raised and lived until moving to San Diego in 1984 for personal reasons. Love theater, film, music, travel and particularly passionate about environmental causes. I gravitated toward IP and entertainment because I love to be able to help creative people protect and foster their creativity; it’s what helps make the world a better place and reminds us of the beauty human beings can accomplish.