Attorney at Law
I graduated Harvard Law School cum laude (with honors) in 1990 and Harvard College magna cum laude (with high honors) in Applied Math and Computer Science. I worked in the computer industry prior to law school.
Visit my website at jhandel.com.
Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography
Mar 2013 - Present
"Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography" is a comprehensive bibliography of books, articles, dissertations and more relating to entertainment labor.
The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis
Nov 2012 - Present
The "New Zealand Hobbit Crisis: How Warner Bros. Bent a Government to Its Will and Crushed an Attempt to Unionize The Hobbit" is my new book describing an incident involving Peter Jackson, Warner Bros. and the making of The Hobbit.
University of Southern California
Lecturer in Law (adjunct professor)
Aug 2012 - Present
I teach two courses: The Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology; and Entertainment Unions and Guilds.
Southwestern Law School
Jan 2012 - Present
Teach a course on the Writers Guild and other Hollywood unions.
"Hollywood on Strike!" book
Feb 2011 - Present
Author of a book on the 2007-2008 Writers Guild (WGA) strike and the 2008-2009 Screen Actors Guild stalemate / quasi-strike. Both were symptoms of the disruptive effects of the Internet and other new technology in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 2010 - Present
I cover entertainment labor and select other matters.
The Huffington Post
Nov 2007 - Present
Write about entertainment labor, review tech gadgets, and muse about random other things.
Mar 1996 - Present
Attorney specializing in digital media, entertainment, and technology law
May 2010 - Dec 2011
I cover entertainment labor, new media, and related areas.
UCLA School of Law
Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
I taught a course on entertainment unions and guilds.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Wrote about legal issues for screenwriters.
Office of the Independent Counsel
Associate Independent Counsel
Jun 1992 - Jun 1993
Associate federal prosecutor in investigation of allegedly improper search of Presidential candidate Bill Clinton's passport files by officials of administration of President George H. W. Bush.