Lois R. Fishman is founder of the Law Office of Lois R. Fishman, a transactional law practice in Los Angeles, CA focusing on copyright, entertainment, trademark, publishing and non-profit law. She previously served as Assistant General Counsel with The Walt Disney Company where she handled a variety of matters involving digital distribution of content. She has familiarity with international IP policy matters as well as FTC, FCC and TTAB proceedings.
A savvy transactional lawyer familiar with emerging trends and issues in technology as used in the creative industries, she is a strong communicator and advocate with a wide network of associated attorneys in niche practices to help round out her representation of clients. Lois represented various Disney businesses in negotiations for film, television and e-books distribution with digital and traditional platforms, and advised on content acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, and other high-profile transactions.Today, the Law Office of Lois R. Fishman serves start-up and established clients seeking advice on U.S. and international copyright law and new technologies, relationships with major movie studios, selection and protection of marks and brands, communications law, publishing, software licensing, and US and international IP trade policy.
Since January, 2015, Lois has been teaching Trademark and Unfair Competition Law at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law encouraging students to enter this fast moving area of practice. She has been a guest instructor at Loyola Law School and Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and at the Master of I.P. Law programs at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Universidad San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lois served for two recent terms as Co-Chair of the Content Innovation and New Media subcommittee of the ABA’s International Law Section, organizing a successful panel on the implications of the European Union’s Digital Single Market. She was previously President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, on whose board she served for eight years. Lois graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College (B.A., magna cum laude, honors with exceptional distinction in psychology) and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She has proficiency in Spanish, French and Italian languages and has worked with foreign lawyers on international transactions, always with good humor. When not practicing law, teaching or mentoring, Lois loves to play tennis, travel and go to the theater.