Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

September 01, 2003
Former Disney General Counsel and Entertainment Litigation Expert to Open Fall “Conversation” Series

Louis M. Meisinger, former General Counsel of Disney and senior advisor to the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, will be the opening speaker for the 2003-2004 series "A Conversation With..." sponsored by Southwestern’s Donald E. Biederman National Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Mr. Meisinger, a thirty-year entertainment industry veteran will discuss a wide range of current entertainment and media law issues in conversation with Professor David Kohler, Director of the Biederman Institute. The event, followed by a reception, will take place September 17 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Bullocks Wilshire building. Reservations are requested through Tamara Moore in the Institute office.

In addition to having served as General Counsel for one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies, Mr. Meisinger’s practice has included representation of clients in disputes involving copyright, trade secrets, idea submission, intellectual property, unfair competition, publicity and privacy, environmental pollution, securities laws and regulations and a wide variety of business issues including real estate finance, mergers, acquisitions and freeze-out transactions. He has written a number of entertainment industry briefs as amicus curiae including one on behalf of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in Buchwald vs. Paramount.

Mr. Meisinger is the author of several published articles dealing with laws and trends affecting the entertainment industry. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from UCLA Law School, where he was senior editor of the UCLA Law Review. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif.