Pamela Conley Ulich

Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: September 25, 2023

Pamela Conley Ulich is an expert on legal and business issues in the sports and entertainment industry. She has over a decade of experience teaching entertainment Law classes. She is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law where she teaches Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry and is writing Getting Gritty and Finding Flow: Your Go to Guide for Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry and Life.

Conley Ulich is a respected entertainment lawyer who launched her career in Los Angeles as associate general counsel for the Directors Guild of America. She represented directors in high-profile cases involving creative rights, film credits and residuals. She also litigated and negotiated multimillion settlements between the studios, the networks and the DGA. She later served as Hollywood counsel and litigation supervisor for the Screen Actors Guild where she developed dynamic legal strategies and internal processes to ensure positive outcomes. She managed the legal team and litigated cases relating to actors’ compensation, upgrades, meal penalties, the reuse of actor’s performances and residuals. Conley Ulich served on the planning committee and co-moderated panels for topics in the entertainment industry such as: “Strike: The Legal Weapon of Last Resort,” “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act – You have to Pay to Play” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Signing – When is a Deal a Deal?” for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Conley Ulich co-authored a leading article on Runaway Production that was published in the Loyola Entertainment Law Review and in the Congressional Record in 2001.

Conley Ulich also taught many courses on entertainment and labor law as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and served as a moot court judge for the National Entertainment Moot Court Competition at Pepperdine Law School from 2001-2009.

In addition to practicing and teaching law, Conley Ulich was one of the youngest people elected to serve on the Malibu City Council in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. She served Malibu as the mayor, mayor pro tem and city councilmember and was termed out of office in 2012.

Conley Ulich received her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law, a BA from the University of California, San Diego, and a teaching certificate in higher education pedagogy from Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning online.