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Jonathan Gonzalez

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2021

Jonathan is a third-year law student at California Western School of Law. Jonathan values heart, honesty, and respect, and carries those values into all realms of his life. At his time at California Western, he has been Vice President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and a competitor of California Western’s alternative dispute resolution team (ADR). As a competitor on the ADR team, Jonathan won first place at the Regional American Bar Association Sports Law competition and was invited to compete in the National competition in February of 2021.

Jonathan intends to work within entertainment industry with the goal of guiding and protecting artists interest, goals, and headspace. Jonathan believes that entertainment, and music specifically, are powerful forces with the power to inspire and move culture. In 2020, Jonathan wrote piece on Hip-Hop’s influence on culture and politics titled “The Sovereign Nation of Hip-Hop.”

In his free time, Jonathan loves to spend his time at the gym, a basketball court, or spending quality time with his dog, Quavo, an adorable and charismatic Dachshund-Chihuahua mix.

Bria Chappell

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2021
Bria was born and raised in San Diego. She earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree at UCLA, where she doubled majored in Political Science and African American Studies. Bria's Los Angeles lifestyle led to her interest in business and entertainment. However, since elementary school, Bria knew she wanted to be a lawyer. After graduating from UCLA, she was interested in learning how her newfound passion for business and entertainment would intersect with her career aspirations. 
 
Currently, Bria is a third-year law student at California Western School of Law. As a law student, Bria has remained dedicated to diversifying her law school experiences, achieving academic excellence, and taking on new responsibilities. Prior to joining New Media Rights, Bria was the Social Chair of the Black Law Students Association and the Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Both student organizations are similarly aimed at increasing professional opportunities, academic resources, and retention rates for students of color. Additionally, Bria enjoys legal writing and is an Associate Writer for the California Western International Law Journal.
 
Although Bria is excited to graduate and pass the bar, she realized her law school experience would not be all that she had imagined if she did not have the opportunity to work with New Media Rights. Bria has joined the team with much enthusiasm to broaden her experiences in business and entertainment by helping our clients realize their entrepreneurial and creative endeavors, while addressing their legal needs.

Brandon Weinreb

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

August 2020

Brandon Weinreb’s social media background and passion for video games is what motivated him to join New Media Rights and help creative entrepreneurs. Brandon is completing his second-year at California Western School of Law. He is interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law or intellectual property, and further hopes to become in-house counsel for a major entertainment or video game company. 

Before coming to law school, Brandon was a YouTube content creator. He created uniquely engaging video-game-based content to amass a social media following of nearly 400,000 subscribers and accumulate over 85 million worldwide views. By working with established brands in the esports and gaming industry, such as G-Fuel Energy, KontrolFreek, and Ironside Computers, Brandon acquired professional level sponsorships by providing organic in-video product advertisements.

This trimester, Brandon is an Associate Writer for the California Western Law Review and is currently researching and writing a paper about employment law and its application to esports and the competitive video game industry. 

Brandon hopes to utilize his unique background and passion as an online content creator to better assist creative entrepreneurs with any legal challenges they may face.

John Mears

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

August 2020

John is entering his second year at California Western School of Law and is the current President of school’s local American Constitution Society chapter. John has a passion for working with creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and with the technology industry at large. While exploring other fields, John is most strongly exploring a career in data privacy. Most of his interest in these fields came from his father’s passion for technology and creativity within his entrepreneurial ventures. 

Prior to starting his law school journey, John worked as a technician for Apple, Inc. for about 5 years where he explored his passion for technology and developed a thorough interest for data privacy and related legal issues stemming from modern consumer electronics and services. In an effort to help empower underserved communities, John has also worked for a northern San Diego County non-profit organization for the past 7 years helping abused women navigate the legal system. 

John’s enjoyed spending time with his adorable lab-dachshund mix, and binging shows and movies on Netflix and Hulu in his free time. He also enjoys hiking and flying his drone in new areas in an effort to capture perfect landscape photos. 

Aaron Seiple

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

May 2020

I came to law school because I wanted to help people. I always felt a strong connection with art and entertainment, and when I was finally in law school I realized that I can blend both of these passions into one. And now entering into my third year, I am finally starting to get on the path of IP and Entertainment law, still yet to know fully where that will take me.

I am interested in pursuing a career in intellectual properties and entertainment law after law school. I am a member of our entertainment and sports law society, as well as the ACS.

My main goal while working here is to see a project to fruition and feel the reward of seeing our client satisfied with their product because of what we were able to do for them.

In my spare time, I relax with my dog Louis while either watching some YouTube or gaming for a bit. I also enjoy cooking new and exotic recipes that are hard to find in restaurants.

Madison Stern

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

May 2020

Madison “Madi” Stern is completing her last year at California Western School of Law. Madi is passionate about working with creatives and entrepreneurs. She has familial roots in design and small businesses and learned early on to appreciate the beauty and value of those who think “outside of the box” to define and create their own success. Madi is a strong believer in empowering our youth in local, underserved communities. In 2016, she initiated a Teen Science Café Network chapter at the Elementary Institute of Science in Southeast San Diego.

Madi has held numerous positions in various industries before deciding to return to school to pursue a degree in law. After working in the nonprofits sector in New York City for a few years, Madi switched gears and partook in a 3-month immersive product management program, where she gained the skill set to lead cross-functional initiatives and bring physical and digital products to life. She moved back to San Diego in 2015 and opened an apparel brick and mortar store, which became profitable within months. Unfortunately, due to a conflict stemming from a naïve decision to use a DIY legal form website instead of hiring an attorney, she lost her business. This experience taught her about the importance of legal work and ignited her desire to become an attorney. Madi wants to use her legal knowledge and background in business to help other entrepreneurs steer clear from common mistakes that are made when starting and building a business.

Madi was born and raised in San Diego. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Chinese at Whittier College in Los Angeles. Madi is an avid tennis player. Her second favorite sport is boxing. She also enjoys surfing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. Madi loves to travel and absorb different cultures. When she is not studying or playing sports, she is on Duolingo learning new languages. 

Dani Doern

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

May 2020

Dani’s passion for helping others is what led her to law school. Dani is a third-year student at California Western School of Law. She is president of Student Intellectual Property Association as well as Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Dani is interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property, entertainment law, or data privacy.

As a music and art festival enthusiast, she values the creative vision and work that goes into putting together content for a project or event. Dani looks forward to assisting creators reach their goals by utilizing her legal skills and knowledge in copyright law.

Dani’s golden retriever and tabby cat are the apple of her eye. She enjoys cooking and watching videos on YouTube, Hulu or Netflix. She likes to hike, practice yoga, listen to music, and work on her urban garden. This semester, she is researching and writing a paper about the Law and Ethics of Big Data.

Carlos Gomez

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

January 2020

Carlos is a native of San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California San Diego, where he majored in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law and minored in Communications. Carlos currently serves as the Executive Editor of Notes and Comments for the California Western International Law Journal. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, reading, and learning as much as he can about Esports and new technologies. In the future, Carlos hopes to grow his Esports company and work in the Esports field as a lawyer or as a business owner.

Stephanie Papayanis

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2020

Stephanie is currently a second-year student at California Western School of Law. Before law school, she got her B.S. degree in Business-Marketing at San Diego State University in 2016. Throughout college, she held several marketing internships for small businesses. After graduation, Stephanie worked for two years at a small airplane leasing company, where she assisted with aircraft transactions and marketing. Stephanie's internships and post-graduate work experience gave her invaluable insight into working with small businesses.

During law school, Stephanie worked for the San Diego County Office of the Public Defender. There, she managed her own caseload of clients and gained experience in public service.

Stephanie will graduate law school in April 2021, and is hoping to work in public service. Some areas of law she is interested in are environmental law, public interest, and entertainment law. She hopes to spread awareness on environmental concerns and is looking to pair her passion for the environment with media and entertainment law.

Derek Diemer

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2019
Derek Diemer grew up with a passion for the film and television industry. As a philosophy student, he was interested in how language and media shape the way humans think and perceive reality. In law school, he was drawn towards intellectual property, entertainment law, and tax law, and has an interest in how the law may be used to improve the film industry in the modern age. At New Media Rights, Derek is excited to work with creative individuals, gain valuable experience, and explore new aspects of the law.
 

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