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Melissa Eckhause

Melissa Eckhause

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: September 20, 2019




Melissa Eckhause is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright and trademark law. She also teaches “Advanced Media Law in the Digital Age” at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She previously was an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she taught entertainment law, and was an assistant professor at the Art Institute, where she taught copyright law, media business law, fashion business law and other courses.

Prior to entering academia, she spent more than 10 years in private practice at Am Law 150 firms. She has represented media outlets, music and film producers, Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures, entertainment professionals and professional athletes in litigation and deals.

She received an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also graduated first in her class from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and earned a BBA with honors from the University of Wisconsin. 

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