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Merlin Camozzi

Merlin Camozzi

Attorney at Law

Los Angeles
Licensed in
Northwestern University School of Law
Attorney with deep experience focused on transactional work in the entertainment, media, and intellectual property space. Particular expertise in film and television, interactive media, and negotiation. Passionate about client service and developing innovative solutions whenever possible.
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Jan 2012 - Present

Negotiate and draft agreements on behalf of entertainment and gaming companies and producers (production, licensing, outsourcing, development, distribution, publishing). Counsel clients regarding related intellectual property issues and general business strategy. Lead negotiations with major media companies including MTV, ABC, A&E, Lifetime and Discovery Networks for contracts valued at up to $3m.

Jan 2012 - Present

Pepperdine University

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jan 2007 - Present

Teach law school courses on Negotiation Theory and Practice for top-ranked dispute resolution program (per U.S. News & World Report); develop curriculum and lead instruction for 30+ students per course.

Jan 2007 - Present

Authentic Entertainment

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Apr 2009 - Dec 2011

Founded legal department for Emmy Award-winning production company serving networks including History Channel, National Geographic, Sundance Channel and Animal Planet. Oversaw all internal legal matters and negotiated talent and production services agreements for hundreds of hours of television content including such programs as Flipping Out, Ace of Cakes, Toddlers & Tiaras and Honey Boo-Boo.

Apr 2009 - Dec 2011


Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs

Nov 2007 - Dec 2008

Led negotiations and drafted legal agreements for multi-million dollar television productions including Celebrity Rehab, Rock of Love and Flavor of Love, provided guidance on topics including IP protection and acquisition and production services.

Nov 2007 - Dec 2008

Latham & Watkins

Intellectual Property Associate

Oct 2006 - Nov 2007

Negotiated and drafted agreements on behalf of clients for global law firm with more than $2.5 billion in yearly revenue, working with entertainment and tech companies on contracts valued at over $20 million.

Oct 2006 - Nov 2007

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