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Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (323) 549-6043
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief operating officer and general counsel of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), responsible for cross-organizational accountability and all legal affairs and strategy, and for oversight of the organization’s legal, government affairs and public policy, international, governance, professional representatives, EEO/diversity, human resources and administration, and foreign royalties departments. He also oversees the legal aspects of collective bargaining and contract enforcement for all SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements. On behalf of SAG-AFTRA, he serves as a member of the boards of the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, the SAG-Producers Pension Plan, SoundExchange, and the SAG-AFTRA and Industry Sound Recordings Distribution Fund, and as Co-Chair of the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund. He is a delegate to the International Federation of Actors (FIA).

Previously, Crabtree-Ireland served as Screen Actors Guild's deputy national executive director and general counsel, and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. At USC Gould School of Law, he focuses on international law and legal issues, and co-teaches the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition class.

Crabtree-Ireland serves as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and is a past treasurer and board member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a past chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations. Crabtree-Ireland is also a past co-president of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and a past trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.

Crabtree-Ireland received his BSFS with a concentration in international relations, law, and organization from Georgetown University and his JD from UC Davis School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers.
 

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