Michael Chang

4000 Warner Boulevard Building 118, Room 5011
Burbank, CA 91522, United States

How I Landed My First Job Out of Law School

My first job out of law school was a judicial clerkship for a life tenure federal judge. Clerking is one of the most rewarding, intellectually-challenging experiences in a lawyer’s career. Although I possessed the right…more
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Luck - It Depends on How You Look at It (Time Warner Corporate)

TW People: Michael Chang Michael Chang of Warner Bros. Consumer Products Business and Legal Affairs recently shared an awesome story about the power of Time Warner's brands to inspire change in a young person's life…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Luck - It Depends on How You Look at It (Association of Corporate Counsel)

An old Chinese folktale is told in my family: Lieh Tzu tells a little story of a Farmer who lives with his son on a mountain. They owned a horse. One day, the horse ran away. They neighbors came to show their sympathy because…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Think, and Act, Globally

Lawyers Are People Too: Growing Professionally By Growing Personally My first guest blog post on Martindale-Connected: How I came to develop a global mindset…more
| International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products & Services

Tweet Success Awaits the Savvy Lawyer

[My Twitter account was profiled in this article in the UK Guardian.] The social networking and microblogging service has much to offer the legal practitioner. Time to jump in. URL:…more
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Going Global | Essay: Managing Change | Association of Corporate Counsel | Docket | September 2010

“A change is as good as a holiday..,” the federal judge for whom I was clerking reassured me at the end of my clerkship, right before I headed off into the ‘real’ world…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

USC Law School | International Intellectual Property Law Panel | March 19, 2010

Three experienced practitioners who work with intellectual property in international markets addressed USC Law students March 9. Charles S. Barquist, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster; Michael Chang,…more
| Intellectual Property

Five Characteristics of a Successful Asia–Pacific Regional Practitioner: What Every Company Needs in Order to Succeed in the Region | Association of Corporate Counsel | Docket | March 2010

Your company has decided to significantly expand its presence in key Asia-Pacific markets. How do you go about developing in-house talent, or hiring competent outside lawyers, who can help your company succeed in diverse…more
| International Law & Trade

Warner Bros. Successfully Challenges Registrant's Abuse of Trademark Rights

Assisted my employer Warner Bros. Studios in obtaining a 2008 court victory as we successfully challenged a Korean prior registrant's abuse of trademark rights…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Employment Issues Loom Large in Japanese Mergers

An article I wrote and published in the March 1, 2004 edition of the Daily Journal about an area of practice in which I specialized while based in Japan…more
| International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Focusing on Client Service in Asian Technology Practice

An article I co-authored with prominent Chinese lawyer Jerry Yulin Zhang, partner at the Chinese law firm of Haiwen & Partners, which was published in the March 2002 issue of Asian…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

Savvy Execs Can Speak Their Clients' Language

An essay about client-servicing which I wrote for a 2002 special edition of the Wall Street Journal…more
| International Law & Trade, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services
Strasbourger Pearson Tulcin Wolff Inc. et al., v. Wiz Technology Inc.

Landmark Cal. App. 4th Decision Reversing Motion to Disqualify Opposing Counsel

In my second full-time position out of law school as a second year junior associate at a large NYC law firm, I assisted in the research, drafting and preparation for oral argument of briefs that led to a favorable Superior Court…more
| Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice
Deteresa v. American Broad. Co., Inc.

Ninth Circuit Decision deciding whether a television producer violated laws against eavesdropping when he surreptitiously taped his conversation with a woman who refused to appear on his show

As a federal judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge Linda McLaughlin, assisted in the research, drafting and preparation of the underlying District Court opinion (which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). Deteresa…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Privacy
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
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