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Los Angeles is the epicenter of the creation and exploitation of copyrighted works. It serves as the home to the motion picture, television, music, digital, fashion, visual art and gaming industries. The diverse industries that call Los Angeles homes means the Los Angeles Chapter of the Copyright Society is able to organize the most unique and insightful discussions on copyright law with unparalleled experts that hold widely divergent viewpoints.

Discussions hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of The Copyright Society always address the most cutting-edge topics – from memes, street art and tattoos to the most recent developments in copyright law. The Los Angeles Chapter is also extremely proud to host an annual event with the Registrar of Copyrights from the United States Copyright Office.

Copyright practitioners who wish to remain apprised of the latest developments and issues concerning copyright law know where to go: the Los Angeles Chapter of The Copyright Society.

Chapter Chairs:


Rom Bar-Nissim

Los Angeles Chapter | Law Offices of Lincoln Bandlow
Rom Bar-Nissim is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Copyright Society. He is a media attorney at the Law Offices of Lincoln Bandlow, P.C. and his practice focuses on media litigation, counseling and transactions. Rom has devoted his entire career to copyright law, speech related torts, the First Amendment and other intellectual property issues. His very first case was drafting amicus briefs for the seminal Garcia v. Google, Inc., 786 F.3d 733 (9th Cir. 2015). Later, Rom was the primary draftsman for the prevailing defendants in Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, 276 F.Supp.3d 34 (S.D.N.Y. 2017) – which clarified fair use in the digital space and the law governing DMCA counter-notifications. Since 2014, Rom has been a contributing author and co-executive editor for the CEB/Lexis publication California Internet Law & Practice – where he authors the chapters on copyright and speech related torts.

Lauren Simmonds

Los Angeles Chapter | Netflix
Lauren Simmonds is the Counsel of Intellectual Property at Netflix, since 2019. Before that, she has worked for NBCUniversal Media, LLC as Counsel of Intellectual Property and before that as Manager of IP Rights. Lauren is a Case Western Reserve University School of Law graduate and Boston University undergraduate.

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