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Lincoln Bandlow

Lincoln Bandlow

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Lincoln Bandlow is a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where his practice focuses on sophisticated media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment-related litigation matters. He teaches Intellectual Property: Copyright for the online LLM, MSL, and certificate programs. Bandlow represents clients in the motion picture, television, publishing, broadcasting, Internet and advertising fields. In addition, he represents several of the principal underwriters for the media and entertainment industry. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts for matters involving copyright infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, trademark infringement, and breach of contract. Bandlow also serves as clearance counsel for studios, documentary filmmakers, publishers and other entities and individuals in the entertainment and media industries. His work defending a filmmaker was featured in the documentary film “Big Boys Gone Bananas.”

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Bandlow was a partner at a national law firm. He also previously worked in the Legal and Business Affairs Department for The Carsey-Werner Company, a television production company. Bandlow served as President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society from 2005-2006. He has been named to the Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 100 Power Lawyers” list three times.

A frequent speaker and lecturer on media and intellectual property issues, he has also served as a visiting professor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Bandlow recently co-authored a chapter on United States law in International Libel and Privacy Handbook. He earned a BA degree from UCLA and his JD degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University.


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June 27, 2017
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