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Segun Aluko

Segun Aluko

Attorney at Law

Long Beach
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
Southern California Gould
School of Law
About
Segun is a transactional attorney with experience in entertainment, technology, corporate, intellectual property and general business transactions. He is licensed in California and Nigeria and has advised name-brand entities at both international and Am law firms. He provides legal services to businesses, corporate organizations, tech start ups, independent motion picture production companies, business and entertainment professionals across his practice areas.

Segun has excellent communication, drafting, advisory, advocacy and negotiation skills and knowledge of doing business as well as legal compliance, which position him to counsel
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Segun Aluko Law

Attorney at Law

May 2014 - Present

My practice areas include:

• General Corporate Transactions - corporate formation, structuring and governance, mergers and acquisitions, project and corporate finance, partnership agreements, joint venture, special purpose vehicle (SPV) for investment purposes and non-disclosure agreements;
• Media and Entertainment Transactions - film and television production, financing, licensing and distribution, artist representation, privacy rights, first amendment, art consignment and art sale/purchase;
• Intellectual Property and Technology Law - copyright, trademark, internet law, software licensing and partnership agreements.

May 2014 - Present

Sheppard Mullin

Law Clerk / Contract Attorney, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

• Represent motion picture studios, television networks, and production companies in connection with rights acquisition and options, content development, motion picture and documentary production, scripted and unscripted television production, distribution, and licensing.
• Counsel on various corporate matters relating to single purpose production entities, equity and debt financing for motion picture and documentary production, settlement and release agreement and non-disclosure agreements.
• Negotiate publishing and licensing deals for in-flight entertainment, motion picture and television programming, and motion picture and television engagements for actors and reality show participants, writers, producers and directors.
• Advise internet and technology companies on Master Service Agreements, Master License Agreements, website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, data security matters and compliance with federal and California privacy laws.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Bank of America Corp.

Default Litigation Specialist

Jun 2012 - Dec 2013

• Managed high volume contested and litigated foreclosure cases towards timely resolution and/or settlement.
• Provided legal support to external and in-house counsel, prepared and reviewed discovery and privilege logs, affidavits in support of motions, motions for summary judgment, defense pleadings and other pleadings for execution and filing.
• Responsible for keeping up-to-date on developments in the US mortgage industry and researched legal compliance with RESPA, TILA, HUD requirements and other mortgage laws in response to adverse pleadings against the bank.

Jun 2012 - Dec 2013

University of Southern California Law School

Research Assistant to Prof. Gillian Hadfield

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Researched broad areas of law, economic and institutional policies with special focus on the challenges of entrepreneurial activities in developing economies and exploring solutions through institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks and policies.

Sep 2011 - May 2012

BET NETWORKS

Intern, Business and Legal Affairs

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

• Drafted and reviewed entertainment law agreements including: executive producer, co-producer and production services agreements, network test and top talent employment agreements, casting director, writer and “showrunner” agreements, music composition and performance agreement, location and award shows agreement and below-the-line crew agreement for scripted and non-scripted TV productions including top shows like Being Mary Jane, The Game, Let's Stay Together and BET Awards.
• Prepared legal opinions on the interpretation of relevant contracts, legal compliance and intellectual property rights issues including privacy/publicity rights on social media, copyright and trademark infringements and talents employment.
• Researched various Guilds Agreements (SAG-AFTRA and IATSE) to ensure that negotiation deal points and agreements comply with Guilds’ Minimum Basic Agreements where necessary.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Aluko & Oyebode

Associate

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011

• Advised and provided legal analysis to a leading Nigerian commercial bank on its loan portfolio regarding $170 Million syndicated loan raised via issuance of debt instruments made by the bank as the lead arranger and facility agent; reviewed the syndicated medium term note issuance facility agreement, intercreditor agreement, security trust deed and subordination agreement.
• Advised MTV Networks on the enforcement of licensing and technology transfer agreement and repatriation of license fees under the Nigerian technology acquisition and promotion law pursuant to licensing of a slate of TV productions including “MTV’s Pimp my ride” to a Nigerian TV Network.
• Advised Nokia on Nigerian copyright, trademark, online advertising, safe harbour provisions and communications laws regarding the introduction of consumer internet services on its mobile telecommunication devices in Nigeria.
• Prepared, filed and managed trademark and patent applications – including national phase of WIPO’s PCT applications – for international corporations in Nigeria, and regional marks in ARIPO and OAPI jurisdictions of East and Central Africa.
• Prepared and circulated the firm’s bi-monthly IP newsletters containing articles that focused on developments and activities of the copyright, trademark and patent offices and other regulatory agencies regarding clients’ brands and other IP rights.
• Represented an international tobacco corporation in trademark infringement action under the International Convention on Protection of Well Known Marks and the concept of first to register versus first to use under Nigerian Trademark law.
• Represented an international breweries corporation and obtained judgment in a trademark infringement action and contempt proceedings over an order staying international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland regarding dispute over multi-billion naira foreign direct investment and technology transfer transaction; enforced judgment through writ of sequestration.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011

Aluko & Oyebode

Summer Associate

Jun 2006 - Jul 2009

• Researched and drafted briefs of argument, commercial agreements and legal opinions; conducted statutory searches and prepared appropriate reports for secured lending, legal due diligence for mergers and acquisition and debt recovery.
• Prepared seminar papers and slide presentations for firm partners and associates including Request for Proposal, Due Diligence Reports and Investigation Reports.
• Attended and observed client interviews, court and arbitration proceedings with firm partners and associates.

Jun 2006 - Jul 2009

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