MARK D. PASSIN

knowledge is power

Curriculum Vitae

AWARDS

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
  • Named a “Power Lawyer” by the Hollywood reporter (2010, 2012)
  • Named in Chambers USA Notable Practitioner in Media and Entertainment category (2014-2017)
  • Named a “Southern California Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2009-2020)

CREDENTIALS

Bar Admission

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • USC Gould School of Law, J.D. (1981)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude (1977)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • American Bar Association

Previous Law Firms

  • Robins Kaplan LLP (2009-2020)
  • Dreier Stein & Kahan LLP (2007-2009)
  • Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan (2001-2006)
  • Engel & Engel (1981-2001)

SPEECHES

  • Motion Picture and Television Industry: Accounting & Auditing Overview: Key Legal Cases Impacting the Industry (October 23, 2018)
  • Hidden Figures Profit Participations in a Studio Panelist, USC Institute of Entertainment Law & Business, Los Angeles, California (October 21, 2017)
  • Your Passport to Getting the Information You Need From Abroad: The Nuts And Bolts of International Discovery , UCLA Extension Class (January 14, 2015)
  • Your Passport to Getting the Information You Need From Abroad: The Nuts And Bolts of International Discovery, Moderator, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California (May 29, 2012)
  • Creativity Resolving Entertainment Disputes
    How to Keep Your Clients Out of Court
    Guest Speaker (January 1, 2001)
Curriculum Vitae

PUBLICATIONS

“Reading Between The ‘Blurred Lines’: Copyright Takeaways  Law 360” (July 17, 2015)