Art is the founder of New Media Rights, and practices public interest law in the areas of internet, intellectual property, and communications law.
Art is also an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law teaching the course Internet & Social Media Law (primarily focused on Internet, Intellectual Property, licensing, and online publishing law).
In 2011 and 2013, Art was appointed as a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee.
"Suing John Doe: A new wave of filesharing lawsuits" Fall 2011 Journal of Internet Law (Aspen Publishers)
"Social Media and the Law: Here Comes Everybody!" 2010 May CEB Business Law Quarterly (A publication of the University of California and the State Bar of California)
Techdirt Feature: "Proposed Copyright Small Claims Court May Have A Bigger Impact Than The DMCA"
May 2013 - Film Consortium San Diego Workshop - "Law 101 for video creators: How can I use music and video from others in my video?"
April 2013 - AALS Transactional Clinical Conference, Austin, TX - Panelist for "Creating Lawyers as Problem-Solvers, Appreciating the Risks and Benefits, Clinical Examples of Non-Traditional Transactional Clinic Matters"
March 2013 - National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture (NAMAC) and DailyDot Live Google Hangout "Interacting with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act"
Shruti is an LLM graduate from George Washington University Law School with specialization in Intellectual Property laws. Before coming to pursue her Masters degree, she was practicing law in India. She is a young talented lawyer who persistently craves to excel in whatever she undertakes with the requisite diligence. She strongly believes in the efforts of new media and is excited to be a part of this creative family. Apart from being dedicated at her work, Shruti is also a great dancer and loves to travel.
Lauren is a second year law student at California Western with an interest in IP – in particular video game law, brand management, licensing, cyberspace & privacy law. She has a Film Production degree from SDSU, where she was the producer of several student films and music videos. Lauren is a self-proclaimed geek, playing video games in her limited spare time to stay sane, as well as checking up daily on game-related legal websites. She sincerely wants a puppy, but is happy to work towards the goal of passing the bar as the prerequisite for obtaining that particular reward.
Avid gleek and Chicago sports enthusiast, Matt is a second year law student at California Western School of Law in San Diego. Raised in Colorado, he moved to the Aloha State to study Political Science and Religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After completing his B.A., Matt worked at the Hawaii State House of Representatives on the Education and Hawaiian Affairs committees. His passions for public service and the film industry brought him to New Media Rights. He believes that the protection of intellectual property is a cornerstone of a thriving artistic community.
Previously a design major, Jordan gradually transitioned from print and web design into online marketing and search engine optimization. Before attending law school Jordan owned and managed an online marketing company, provided web development services and consulting to online businesses. Now in the process of obtaining his law degree, he is primarily focused on business law and intellectual property, and how they pertain to the exciting new areas of online business, digital technology and social media.
Marko is entering his 2L year at California Western School of Law in San Diego where he plans to focus on IP law and Business Organizations. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry at the University of San Diego. After determining that Medicine was not his true passion he entered the work force and thrived in the small business world helping two San Diego internet marketing companies grow rapidly. He decided to return to school and get his law degree so ultimately he could merge his passions and work for small businesses with unique ideas and help them grow. In his free time Marko enjoys playing soccer, hockey, and tennis every week and tries to find time to play his guitar as often as possible.
Before attending law school, Marlena was a public relations account manager for several firms in Phoenix, Arizona. Realizing her true passion for helping people, Marlena entered law school with the hopes of helping people turn their start-up dreams into thriving businesses. Marlena has a special interest in media communications, as well as business law, and is excited to help clients solve any legal issues they encounter. During her free time she enjoys all outdoor sports and activities.
Originally from the Detroit area, Casey graduated from Michigan State University where he double-majored in International Relations & Film Studies. Over the last few years, he's lived in Portland, Seattle, New York City and London while working for various companies in the media industry. Currently wrapping up his first year of law school at California Western, he's now pursuing his interests in Public Interest and Intellectual Property law. Casey is also an avid record collector and film enthusiast.