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Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel

Attorney at Law

Los Angeles
California
Licensed in
CA
Harvard Law
School
About
I am a transactional entertainment and technology attorney. ("Transactional" means I am not a litigator -- I do not handle court cases.) I handle motion picture, Internet, television, software, licensing, new media and copyright matters.
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.
27
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Work History

Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography

Author

Mar 2013 - Present

"Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography" is a comprehensive bibliography of books, articles, dissertations and more relating to entertainment labor.

Mar 2013 - Present

The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis

Author

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.

Nov 2012 - Present

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.

Aug 2012 - Present

Southwestern Law School

Adjunct Professor

Jan 2012 - Present

Teach a course on the Writers Guild and other Hollywood unions.

Jan 2012 - Present

"Hollywood on Strike!" book

Author

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.

Feb 2011 - Present

The Hollywood Reporter

Contributing editor

Jul 2010 - Present

I cover entertainment labor and select other matters.

Jul 2010 - Present

The Huffington Post

Freelance blogger

Nov 2007 - Present

Write about entertainment labor, review tech gadgets, and muse about random other things.

Nov 2007 - Present

TroyGould PC

Of Counsel

Mar 1996 - Present

Attorney specializing in digital media, entertainment, and technology law

Mar 1996 - Present

Forbes.com

Freelance blogger

May 2010 - Dec 2011

I cover entertainment labor, new media, and related areas.

May 2010 - Dec 2011

UCLA School of Law

Adjunct Professor

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

I taught a course on entertainment unions and guilds.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Script Magazine

Columnist

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Wrote about legal issues for screenwriters.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

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.

Jun 1992 - Jun 1993

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