Meet the NMR Staff

Art Neill

Founder / Executive Director

Joined NMR in: 

October 2005

art@newmediarights.org

Art is the founder of New Media Rights, and practices public interest law in the areas of internet, intellectual property, privacy, and media law. He writes about legal issues for creators and small businesses as a Contributor at Forbes.

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.

Click here to learn more about Art, including publications, interviews, and presentations.

Erika Lee

Assistant Director

Joined NMR in: 

May 2015

 

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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Cameron Nia

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

August 2022
 
My name is Cameron Nia, and I am going to be a 2L student this year. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona and I am passionate about sports and entertainment. I am so excited to be a part of New Media Rights this semester and I can't wait to get started this fall. A fun fact about me is that I am a triplet. 
 

Matt Hallisy

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

August 2022
 
Matt is a 2nd Year Law Student at California Western School of Law. Matt spent the better part of two decades in leadership positions in Corporate Compliance in the Finance & Higher Education industries. Matt led diverse project teams implementing cutting edge technology solutions to revolutionize corporate compliance operations for a Fortune 1000 publicly traded company. Prior to attending California Western, Matt earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Miami and an MBA from the University of Arizona. 

 

Karla Sasing

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

August 2022
 
Karla is a second-year law student at California Western School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis in Political Science. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Karla was involved in the International Rescue Committee, an immigration non-profit assisting Special Immigrant Visa refugees resettling in the greater Sacramento region, and local political campaigns for homeless youth. During law school, Karla is involved as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and Moot Court Honors Board.