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Daniel Tepstein

Daniel Tepstein

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 15, 2019




Daniel C. Tepstein is chief litigation counsel for Verizon Media Group, which operates Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost and other leading online brands. He previously served as vice president and associate general counsel for Yahoo! Inc.

With more than two decades of litigation experience, Tepstein has litigated or overseen the prosecution and defense of hundreds of significant disputes — several of which were matters of first impression that shaped the law for Internet service providers and their users. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2007, he was a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, and before that at O’Donnell & Shaeffer LLP, in Los Angeles.

Tepstein graduated cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Southwestern Law Review and served as an extern for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón, senior circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University.  

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scott Altman
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"Are Boycotts, Shunning, and Shaming Corrupt?” Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Gregory Keating
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Dan Simon
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“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.