Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 20, 2012
Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Several prominent members of the bench and bar will share their expertise in a variety of electives as members of Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2013 Spring Semester.

James Feldman - Motion Picture Production Law

James Feldman, a partner with the law firm of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc., will co-teach Motion Picture Production Law in the 2013 Spring semester with Professor George Ruiz. He joined Lichter Grossman, a transactional entertainment law firm, as an associate in 1999 and has been a named partner since 2008. His clients include Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Jay Baruchel, Bill Pullman, and the director Marc Webb. He has negotiated a wide range of agreements for actors, directors, writers and producers across the film and television industries, and acts as a sales agent for several independent films each year at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. He has also been at the forefront of negotiating innovative deals in digital media, for clients such as Felicia Day, Geek & Sundry, Jenna Marbles, and Professor Feldman earned his B.A. magna cum laude in 1992 from Yale University and his J.D. cum laude in 1996 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Before starting work in the entertainment industry, he served as a law clerk for Judge Sidney Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice John Major of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Penelope Glass - Entertainment Law

Penelope Glass, an attorney, business affairs executive and film producer with three decades of experience in the entertainment industry, working in the areas of feature motion picture, television, new media, publishing and intellectual property, will be teaching Entertainment Law during the 2013 Spring semester. Professor Glass earned her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she clerked for the renowned copyright, intellectual property and First Amendment expert Professor Melville B. Nimmer. She spent time as an associate and then partner at a prominent Los Angeles law firm specializing in entertainment transaction and litigation. She established her own firm in 1991, continuing to expand that core practice as well as focus on the rapidly developing new media technologies. In addition to her legal skills, Professor Glass has practical experience in motion pictures and television as an Executive/Co-Producer in motion pictures such as In the Electric MistColour Me Kubrick and the upcoming Closer to the Moon. Her professional affiliations include the California and Washington State Bars, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles Copyright Society, Feature Independent (FIND), Women in Film (former Board member) and California Lawyers for the Arts.

Angela S. Haskins - Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating

Angela S. Haskins, a partner at the Los Angeles based law firm of Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP, will be teaching Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating during the 2013 Spring semester. She currently specializes in the defense of physicians as well as other medical and healthcare personnel and facilities. Professor Haskins earned her J.D. from Southwestern in 1996, as well as her B.S. and B.A. from Ohio State University. She previously served as the President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) from 2010-2011, and in addition to WLALA, she is a member of the California State Bar, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). She has also periodically serves as a Voluntary Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court and was appointed in April 2010 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Los Angeles Police Department's Police Permit Review Panel, where she has served as a Commissioner since June 2010.

Robert E. Lee - January Intersession Behavior-Based Forensic Interviewing for Attorneys

Robert E. Lee, a former Lieutenant with the Internal Affairs Division of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office (Richmond, Texas) and currently the training director and CEO for Behavioral Assessment International Inc. (Houston, Texas), will co-teach Behavior-Based Forensic Interviewing for Attorneys in the 2013 January Intersession with Professor Brian Finch. His law enforcement background consists of extensive experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol officer and investigator; the former senior forensic PDD specialist and technical supervisor for the Los Angeles Police Department polygraph unit; and former chief examiner for the Colorado Springs Police Department forensic psychophysiology unit. He earned his Bachelors in Humanities from the University of California Los Angeles, and his degree in Professional Studies from the American Institute. He currently lectures on an on-going basis at continuing education seminars to law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and universities throughout the United States, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Middle East in interview psychology, investigations and the use of forensic psychophysiological detection of deception techniques and instrumentation. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Police Polygraphists and on various committees, such as the America Association of Forensic Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, California Association of Polygraph Examiners, and Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators.

Karen Shanbrom - Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation

Karen Shanbrom, the principal and founder of Shanbrom Mediation and Dispute Resolution, will teach Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation during the 2013 Spring semester. Professor Shanbrom earned her J.D. from Southwestern cum laude, serving on both Law Review and the Moot Court Honors Program as well as earning the Dean's Scholar Award. She has also previously taught the Bar Advantage Program course at Southwestern. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Southern California. She then entered USC's Ph.D. Program in Sociology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has previously worked at the law firm of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP in the Construction Practices Division, handling surety, construction and general business litigation matters. Prior to completing law school, she spent a large part of her career in professional education and training, conducting courses in such diverse fields as Communication Skills, Customer Service, Leadership and Management, Human Resources, Industrial Security, Recruiting and Selection Skills, and Computer Software.