Alan Friel is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of the national law firm Wildman Harrold located in its Beverly Hills office. He is a thought leader regarding convergence legal issues – the property, liability and regulatory implications at the evolving intersections between media, marketing, technology, distribution, commerce, privacy and communication brought about by the ongoing digital revolution. He also regularly addresses complex intellectual property and business issues for a broad range of traditional industries, including research and development, licensing, financing, acquisitions, distribution, sales representative relationships, manufacturing, outsourcing, labeling, warranty matters and joint ventures.
CA, NY, PA
NU Law; UCLA Business; GA State; Univ of London
Professional Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California
New York Bar Association
American Bar Association (Sections: Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Advertising and Promotions, Privacy, Internet and Computer Industry sub-committees)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Privacy Professional
Advisory Board, Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU)
Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, Chair Emeritus Law Firm Advisory Board
Promax/BDA (Promotions and Marketing Professionals), Special Counsel
Association of Electronic Interactive Marketers, Special Counsel
Board of Editors of the Internet Law and Strategy and e-Commerce Law & Strategy, each publications of American Lawyer Media.
Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media
Legal Advisory Board, UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media
Promotional Marketing Association (PMA)
Zocalo Public Square, Ex officio Board Member
Honors and Awards
Areas of Practice
- Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
- Communications & Media Law
- Intellectual Property
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