Arash Moussavian Entertainment Law

 Arash Moussavian, Entertainment Law Attorney  

Arash Moussavian
(415) 695‑4545
arashmoussavian@cal.berkeley.edu
www.linkedin.com/in/arashmoussavian

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) Berkeley, CA
Master of Laws, Intellectual Property/Law and Technology specialization, May 2009. Activities: Associate Editor for Submission & Articles Teams – Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology member, Boalt.org public interest law group Treasurer.

Music/Recording Industry Program at San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
Academic Certificate (Business Concentration), August 2000. Honors: Dean’s List placement for outstanding scholarship. Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.00.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law          San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctor, December 1998. Honors: C.A.L.I. Excellence Awards for top grade in the study of Natural Resources and Law and Economics, Lexis/Nexis Academic Scholarship recipient. G.P.A.: Spring 1997 - 3.50, Spring 1998 - 3.58, Fall 1998 - 4.00. Activities: Editor and Writer - Hastings Law Journal and Hastings Law News, Teaching Assistant and Tutor - Civil Procedure.

University of California, Berkeley, College of Letters and Science Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 1992. Honors: Graduated with Distinction, Honors List placement for outstanding scholarship. Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.55. Activities: Minority Pre‑Law Coalition and Undergraduate Political Science Association member. 

Columbia University        New York City, NY
Honors: Honors Scholarship recipient prior to transfer to U. C. Berkeley, August 1989.

  

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Arash Entertainment Law and Management Enterprises: 2010-present San Francisco, CA
Counsel artist clients on protection, administration, and infringement of intellectual property rights. Prosecute infringement of intellectual property rights. Draft and negotiate agreements, including licensing, record, personal management, and band partnership. Provide personal management services, including (1) supervising professional engagements, (2) planning career strategies, and (3) acting as negotiator, representative, advisor for artist clients.

LeClairRyan: Associate - 2010-present San Francisco, CA
Manage defense of personal injury, premises liability, and products liability cases. Counsel clients on protection, administration, and infringement of intellectual property rights. Prosecute infringement of intellectual property rights. Draft and negotiate agreements. Draft comprehensive reports to clients. Research and draft motions, ex parte applications, discovery, and pleadings. Conduct and defend depositions. Attend mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and conferences.

Black Letter Discovery, Essential Discovery: Contract Attorney - 2009-2010 San Francisco, CA
Conduct (1) quality control of first level reviewed documents and (2) electronic document review as part of discovery responses in (1) Federal Trade Commission administrative suit, (2) securities fraud class action suit for violation of Securities Exchange Act, and (3) antitrust class action and private suits, including review for attorney/client privilege and attorney work product documents.

Maranga * Morgenstern: Associate - 2003-2008 San Francisco, CA
Managed defense of personal injury, premises liability, and products liability cases. Drafted appellate briefs and presented oral argument. Drafted comprehensive reports to clients. Researched and drafted motions, ex parte applications, discovery, and pleadings. Conducted and defended depositions. Attended mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and conferences.

Haight, Brown & Bonesteel: Associate - 2003         San Francisco, CA

La Follette, Johnson, De Haas, Fesler & Ames: Associate - 2002         San Francisco, CA
Researched and drafted motions, ex parte applications, discovery, pleadings and memoranda. Drafted comprehensive reports to clients. Conducted and defended depositions. Attended hearings.

California Lawyers for the Arts: Attorney - 2000-2001 San Francisco, CA
Counseled clients on protection, administration, and infringement of intellectual property rights. Prosecuted infringement of intellectual property rights. Drafted and negotiated agreements.

Hon. Stuart Pollak, Superior Court: Research Assistant - 1998         San Francisco, CA
Researched and drafted opinions, orders, and memoranda in diverse cases involving personal injury, insurance bad faith, malpractice, discrimination, constitutional rights, and civil rights.

Law Offices of Arnold Laub: Summer Associate - 1997         San Francisco, CA

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger: Summer Associate - 1996         San Francisco, CA
Researched and drafted motions, discovery, pleadings, memoranda and demand letters.

Morrison & Foerster: Paralegal - 1993-1995 San Francisco, CA

Gordon & Rees: Clerk - 1991         San Francisco, CA
Edited, proofread, and cite-checked pleadings and memoranda. Organized and maintained files.

 

WRITING EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATIONS

Metal Mayhem U. K. , Skylight, Metal-Temple: Journalist/Photographer - 2009-present
Writer and photographer for webzines focusing on rock genre. Interview rock musicians. Draft concert and record reviews. Photograph concerts.

Kiss Organization, Ltd.: Journalist/Photographer - 1992-1995
Writer and photographer for six international music magazines on the rock group Kiss published in Australia, Japan, England, Holland, Canada, and Argentina. Interviewed and photographed present and past Kiss members during course of 50 concerts covering seven tours and five states. 

 

Publications

•Rod Stewart concert review, April 20, 2011, Skylight

•Triptykon concert review, October 23, 2010, Skylight 

•Testament concert review, August 31, 2010, Skylight

•Billy Idol concert review, August 17, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK , Skylight

•Scorpions concert review, August 1, 2010, Skylight

•Queensrÿche concert review, July 25, 2010, Skylight

•Rob Halford (Judas Priest vocalist) concert review, July 17, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK , Skylight

•Jack Gibson (Exodus bassist) interview, June 12, 2010

•Exodus concert review, June 12, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK , Skylight

•Foreigner concert review, May 25, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK , Skylight

•Styx concert review, May 25, 2010, Skylight

•Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse bassist) interview, May 5, 2010

•Cannibal Corpse concert review, May 5, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK , Skylight

•Blue Öyster Cult concert review, April 25, 2010, Skylight

•Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill vocalist) interview, April 18, 2010

•Overkill concert review, April 18, 2010, Skylight

•Miland “Mille” Petrozza (Kreator vocalist and guitarist) interview, March 21, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK

•Kreator concert review, March 21, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK

•Anvil interview, February 6, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK

•Anvil concert review, February 6, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK

•Styx concert review, January 17, 2010, Metal Mayhem UK

•Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, Gwar vocalist) interview, November 24, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK , Metal Temple

•Gwar concert review, November 24, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK

•Vinnie Moore (UFO guitarist) interview, November 1, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK , Metal Temple

•UFO concert review, November 1, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK

•Alice Cooper concert review, October 23, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK

•Foreigner concert review, October 8, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK

•Motörhead concert review, October 5, 2009, Metal Mayhem UK , Talking Metal

•Peter Criss (Kiss drummer) interview, March 28, 1993, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Kiss concert review, December 20, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Bruce Kulick (Kiss guitarist) interview, December 19, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Kiss concert review, December 19, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Kiss concert review, December 18, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Gene Simmons (Kiss vocalist and bassist) interview, December 17, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England)

•Paul Stanley (Kiss vocalist and guitarist) interview, December 17, 1992, L.F. (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Kiss concert review, December 16, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse (Canada), Forever (Argentina), Kollector (Belgium), Renegades (England), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Peter Criss (Kiss drummer) interview, July 6, 1992, L.F. Magazine (Japan), Firehouse Magazine (Canada), Forever Magazine (Argentina), Oh Yeah! (Australia)

•Kiss concert review, April 23, 1992, Oh Yeah! (Australia)

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights: Represented refugees, immigrants, and indigent clients in immigration and human rights cases. Interviewed, counseled, and prepared clients for I. N. S. hearings. Prepared I. N. S. petitions and applications. Interpreted for Farsi‑speaking clients.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law: Teaching assistant for first‑year students from underrepresented backgrounds facing economic and educational challenges.

Bessie Carmichael Elementary School: Tutored fifth‑grade students in English and Math.

University of California at San Francisco (Emergency Room): Volunteered as liaison between medical staff and patients. Organized and maintained medical supplies.

Haight-Ashbury Drug Rehabilitation Clinics, Inc.: Volunteered as liaison between staff and patients. Organized and maintained patient files.

Professional Groups: Member of American Trial Lawyers and American Bar Associations, S. F. Bar Association, Barristers Club of S. F., California Association of Defense Counsel.