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Yvonne Locke

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2019

Yvonne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She majored in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law. After graduating with Cum Laude honors, Yvonne moved to San Diego to follow her dreams of becoming an Entertainment lawyer. 

Yvonne is a second year law student at California Western School of Law. She is passionate about providing legal services for creatives, particularly those in the music industry. Prior to joining New Media Rights, Yvonne worked as a tutor for first year law students struggling to handle their course-load. In addition, she is currently the Social Chair for her law school's Black Law Student Association, an organization that aims to provides academic resources to minority students. Yvonne has also received an Distinguished Advocate Award in oral arguments, as well as an Academic Excellence Award for her appellate brief while at California Western School of Law. 

Yvonne is excited for the opportunity to help creatives in the entertainment industry while at New Media Rights. After graduation, she hopes to move to Los Angeles or back home to Atlanta where she can practice entertainment law.

Kelsey Nordstrom

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2019

Kelsey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Monterey Bay. She majored in Human Communications with a concentration in Pre-Law. After finishing her undergrad, Kelsey moved to San Diego to attend California Western School of Law. 

Kelsey is a third year law student at California Western School of Law. She is passionate about protecting the rights of others, especially those of vulnerable populations. Prior to joining New Media Rights, Kelsey participated in California Western's USPTO Trademark Clinic where she earned an Academic Excellence Award for her work in the clinic. In addition, Kelsey volunteered with California Western's Community Law Project, which provides legal advice to low-income and indigent members of the local San Diego community. 

Kelsey is thrilled to be a part of New Media Rights. She is looking forward to helping artists, creators, and musicians protect their unique creations. Upon graduation, Kelsey hopes to practice intellectual property law.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys playing the piano, creative writing, and taking her chiweenie, Cooper, to the OB dog beach.

 

Benjamin Gordon

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

September 2018

Benjamin is a born and raised Las Vegas native. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University New Orleans. Post undergraduate work includes entertainment marketing management, event marketing management and hospitality management in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas. Benjamin is currently a second-year student at California Western School of Law. His studies at California Western include a focus in Intellectual Property law with interest to assist creators to protect their works while bringing them to market.

 

Ryan Stygar

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2018

Ryan was a firefighter before beginning his studies at the California Western School of Law. A published author himself, Ryan is dedicated to helping authors, content creators, and entrepreneurs understand their intellectual property rights. Ryan writes thrilling crime fiction for adults and hilariously educational adventure novels for young readers. His books, "The Emperor of Vegas" and "Snot Rocket and the Weapon of MATH Destruction", are available on Amazon. Ryan aims to be a strong resource for aspiring artists and "authorpreneurs" and who are passionate about bringing their work to market. His most recent work can be viewed at www.ryanstygar.com.

Courtney Lacaillade

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2018

Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She double majored in Law and Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics. Courtney was one of the first five students to graduate from the BA Law Program at University of Arizona. Courtney is a third-year student at California Western School of Law. She is very excited to be working with New Media Rights because she wants to help all different entrepreneurs, artists, and app developers get the help that is needed on their creations so everyone can enjoy these creations. Prior to joining New Media Rights, Courtney interned at the University of San Diego in the Athletic Compliance Department. It was from her experience in this position that Courtney gained more interest in intellectual property law and wanted to expand her experience in this field. In her free time, Courtney enjoys taking trips to Disneyland, baking lots of sweet treats, and playing with her Pug puppy named Nala.

Sara Gold

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

May 2018

Sara, a former Orange County Register journalist, is excited to work with New Media Rights during her final year at California Western School of Law. She is also Editor-in-Chief of The Commentary, California Western’s online student-run newspaper, and a member of the California Western Law Review.

Her intellectual property experience includes interning with California Western’s Trademark Clinic and competing in the 2017 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition, hosted by the International Trademark Association. Her legal article on the tort and intellectual property implications of Pokemon Go is published in the Whittier Law Review.

Brittany Hernandez

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

May 2018

Brittany is a native of Southern California and has lived in San Diego for over 16 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California San Diego, where she majored in History and minored in Linguistics. She later successfully completed the University of California San Diego-Extension school’s ABA-approved Accelerated Paralegal Certification Program and was inducted into the prestigious Lambda Epsilon Chi honor society. She then served as a Boatswain’s Mate in the United States Coast Guard for four years. After being stationed in New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Alaska, Brittany began her studies at California Western School of Law. She is interested in practicing in the area of Entertainment Law and is passionate about helping filmmakers, authors, and creators protect their creations in an ethical, efficient, and competent manner. 

Rojina Haririparsa

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

May 2018

Rojina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Communications and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with honors at Universita’ per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy. She then found employment as an international marketing and communications manager in California. Currently, Rojina is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. She is looking forward to specializing in the areas of international law, business law, and intellectual property. She is also passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable people, especially those of helpless women and defenseless children. She is currently volunteering at the Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations.

Rojina loves to travel, and is adept at learning languages, having lived on three different continents and traveled to more than twenty countries. She speaks Farsi and Italian fluently and is proficient in Spanish. In her free time, Rojina enjoys painting, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tyler Reddy

Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018

Tyler is originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and moved to San Diego, California to attend California Western School of Law. Before attending California Western School of Law, Tyler worked for the Colorado Avalanche (National Hockey League) and the Denver Nuggets (National Basketball Association) under the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment umbrella in Denver, Colorado. Tyler worked directly with both the front-office executives and the professional athletes of their respective franchises, handling player and community relations programs and events.

Tyler received his Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management and a concurrent Minor in Business Administration from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. During his four year at Towson University, Tyler also served as one of the captains of the Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Now during his second year of law school, Tyler is looking forward to specializing in fields such as business law, sport law, and intellectual property. He currently serves as California Western School of Law’s Student Bar Association, Alumni Representative. After law school he aspires to represent professional athletes. Outside of school and New Media Rights, Tyler enjoys exploring beautiful San Diego, traveling, and relaxing with his friends.

Catherine Ghipriel

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018
Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Law and Society, from the University of California, Riverside. Catherine became very interested in intellectual property law after working with an app developer, beta-testing several apps, and learning about contract law. Catherine is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. She is excited to work with all different types of entrepreneurs, artists, and app developers. Her goal is to help artists, entrepreneurs, app developers, authors and all other creators protect their unique creations so they can share their creations with others without any restrains. In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, planning her wedding, and teaching Sunday School at her local church.

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