ATTORNEY PROFILES

Los Angeles Office
Steven W. Griesemer

Steven W. Griesemer

Managing Director, Los Angeles Office

310.956.1005
steveg@lkwest.com

Steve Griesemer serves as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office of Lewis Kappes, focusing on entertainment, corporate, intellectual property, technology and data privacy issues. In addition to representing a diverse range of film and music producers, performers and entities, he counsels domestic and global companies on transactional issues related to copyright, trademark, trade secret, software, data storage, cloud computing, and online commercial activities.

In addition to his transactional and regulatory work, Steve acts as lead counsel in litigation and administrative proceedings involving intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, ratemaking, remonstrances and a range of high-stakes commercial disputes.

Steve is a graduate Indiana University Kelly School of Business and a magna cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law. His prior experience includes legal positions at Warner Bros Pictures, Famous Music Publishing, Universal Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and LicenseMusic.com.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Information Technology
  • Entertainment
  • Internet Law
  • Utility Law
  • Copyright
  • Administrative
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • General Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 1996
  • Indiana, 2004

 

EDUCATION

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1995
    • Honors: Dean’s Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
    • Law Review: Pepperdine University Law Review, 1994
  • Indiana University – Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. – 1992
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Business/Marketing

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Music File Sharing On the Straight and Narrow, Streaming Media.com

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Adjunct Professor, “Entertainment and Media Law,”, Butler University, 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, “Music Finance in the Digital Age,”, Butler University, 2007 – 2009
  • Music File Sharing On the Straight and Narrow, StreamingMedia.com

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • California Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Certification Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • Information Systems Security Association
  • American Cabaret Theatre, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2006

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Lewis & Kappes, P.C., 2002 – 2012
  • License Music.com, Sr. Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, 1999 – 2001
  • Universal Pictures/PolyGram Entertainment, Music Business Affairs, 1997 – 2000
  • Famous Music Publishing, Manager, Copyright, 1996 – 1997

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Marion Superior Courts, Juvenile Division, 2009 – 2010
  • Volunteer, Buduburham Refugee Camp, Ghana, 2007