Art is also a professor at California Western School of Law teaching the courses Internet & Social Media Law (primarily focused on Internet, Intellectual Property, licensing, and online publishing law) as well as an Internet & Media Law Clinic.
In 2011, 2013, and 2015 Art was appointed as a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee, where he served as Co-chair of the Broadband Working Group. In 2014, Art was named to the Fastcase 50, which honors the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders.
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Erika is the Assistant Director at New Media Rights, where she works with creative professionals and small businesses in preventative transactional legal matters. In addition to providing one to one legal assistance in entertainment, intellectual property and privacy law matters, Erika also develops educational resources for New Media Rights and engages in public policy advocacy in regulatory proceedings at the Copyright Office.
Erika received her J.D. from California Western School of Law, and her B.A. degree in English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During law school, Erika worked for New Media Rights as an intern and student fellow before spending a semester in Los Angeles working in the business and legal affairs department of Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Erika worked for four years in the marketing department of a large performing arts center in Madison, Wisconsin, where she assisted in programming projects and events that engaged local communities with the arts, and promoted national Broadway and non-Broadway touring productions.
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Emily is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in broadcast journalism. Prior to law school, she worked as the Executive Producer of Digital at a television news station in San Francisco.
She’s thrilled to merge her passions for digital media and law while working at New Media Rights. She enjoys working with artists and creators to help protect their work and further their creative visions. While in law school, she works as a Teaching Fellow for Contracts and is a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new restaurants around San Diego and spending quality time with her cat, Honey.
Cristina is a second-year law student at California Western School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Cristina received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Law from California State University, Northridge. After that, she worked in healthcare for a couple of years before landing a job with a growing San Diego law firm.
Cristina joined New Media Rights because she is passionate about making intellectual property law more accessible, and helping local creators protect their works. Apart from school, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her two sweet dogs Lucy and Leia.
Leah is a third-year student at California Western School of Law. Before attending law school, Leah received her B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2018. In 2020, Leah received her Master’s in Sports Administration from Northwestern University. In between receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Leah worked for a variety of entertainment organizations including the Los Angeles Angels, USA Triathlon, the National Basketball Association, and the Detroit Pistons.
Leah joined New Media Rights to continue following her passions for sports, entertainment, and business law through pro bono work while enabling others to pursue their own passions.
Leah currently serves as the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Vice President of the Jewish Student Union at California Western.
Brendan Bargmann is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. While at Cal Western, he has won multiple academic awards, worked in the Office of the Attorney General and the Superior Court, and is being published by the Virginia Journal of International Law. Brendan earned his B.A. in Political Science & International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. Before law school, he funded successful federal campaigns, parties, and national political organizations, and he remains involved in local politics. He is excited for this opportunity to help NMR support creators, entrepreneurs, and users.
Sami is a second-year student at California Western School of Law with a BA in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude SDSU). A San Diego native, Sami has extensive experience with digital applications as a world-class gamer, a legal researcher for a major New York firm, and a scholastic mentor for underserved students.
Sami has an abiding interest in the intersection of law and technology and the myriad issues confronting creators, corporations, and consumers. Helping people navigate the exciting and hard-to-predict complexities of thriving in the digital world is extremely challenging and rewarding and Sami is excited to join the NMR team and help his clients and colleagues achieve great success and positive outcomes in a rapidly changing world. Sami can also assure you this bio was NOT written by ChatGPT.