Michelle Katz, Business and Legal Professional

4570 Van Nuys Blvd. #568
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts, 2009-present

Art Center College of Design, 2001- present


Private Legal Practice Supporting Business Start Ups, Artists and Designers, Licensing, Promotions

Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Law



Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, 

Universal Studios New Media 

Universal Studios Consumer Products



Director, Consumer Products and Anti- Piracy

Paramount Pictures



Associate Counsel

Writers Guild of America, West



Associate, Litigation

Gilbert & Sachman


Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz 1984-1985



Legal and Business Advisor to Start Up Companies


 – Present (3 years 3 months)Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area

Serving as a legal and business advisor to start up companies from idea generation through launch and operation:
Geppetto Avatars
Sparse, Inc.
Raw Science, Inc.
Id4, Inc.
Seed Row
Seraphim Enterprises, Inc.
Mosey, Inc.
Metamason, Inc.
Acuity, Inc
Lecru, Inc
Story Manufacturing
Protos, Inc.



University of Southern California – Doctor of Law, Member of Law Review  1984

California State University, San Francisco- Secondary Education Teaching Credential in English and History 1981

University of California, Berkeley-  Bachelor of Arts, History, With Honors 1980