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Julie Haffner
USC Gould School of Law

Julie Haffner

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 25, 2019




Julie Haffner is senior counsel of Business and Legal Affairs at Netflix. She negotiates high-level deals for the Original Film group's growing slate of original motion pictures. Prior to Netflix, Haffner was senior vice president of Business and Legal Affairs at Entertainment One, where she negotiated motion picture development, production, financing and distribution deals for eOne and its partner companies, including Makeready, The Mark Gordon Company and Hopscotch.

Before eOne, Haffner spent six-and-a-half years in the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures negotiating agreements for films including “Flight,” “Nebraska,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “GI Joe 2.” Prior to joining Paramount, Haffner was a business affairs lawyer at The Weinstein Company, and negotiated deals for “August: Osage County,” “Halloween” and numerous other productions.

Haffner started her in-house studio career at Warner Bros. Pictures working on “The Departed” and “Superman Returns.” Prior to becoming an in-house studio lawyer, she spent several years in private practice representing talent in their negotiations with studios. She started her legal career at Richards, Watson & Gershon in downtown Los Angeles.

Haffner received her JD, cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law. While at Tulane, sheJulie was the senior managing editor of theTulane Environmental Law Journal, and published her case note. She was also a senior fellow/teaching assistant for the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program, as well as a student attorney in Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic. She received her BA cum laude, with departmental honors in Political Science, from Barnard College of Columbia University. At Barnard, she was awarded the coveted Bear Pin for student leadership, and was the editor in chief of the Barnard College yearbook as well as a charter class member of the Columbia University chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. 

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