Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
ARC (Alternative Resolution Centers) is pleased to announce that acclaimed entertainment and intellectual property specialist John A. Schulman has joined our panel. Mr. Schulman brings more than four decades of industry experience to his ADR practice. He was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Bros. Entertainment for 25 years and currently serves as Executive Director of the Entertainment Law Program at USC Gould School of Law. At Warner Bros., Mr. Schulman built and oversaw the studio’s in-house legal staff of 150 attorneys, handling complex rights cases and copyright disputes as well as matters involving economic interests and participation claims.
“We are honored to have John Schulman as an exclusive member of the ARC panel. We look forward to building a strong entertainment practice with John’s leadership. His illustrious career in the entertainment industry speaks for itself. He has successfully negotiated and settled more high profile entertainment disputes than just about anyone else in his field,” said ARC President Amy Newman. “Mr. Schulman draws high praise in every regard. With his experience on both a national and international stage, we expect him to be in demand as a mediator of complex business disputes and intellectual property cases as well.”
In addition to overseeing the USC Entertainment Law Program, Mr. Schulman is currently a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Mr. Schulman joined Warner Bros. in 1984 and since 1989, served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel. The legal department that he developed and staffed for the studio is widely considered to be among the industry’s best. He was involved with several high-profile cases at Warner Bros., including a breach-of-contract case against Francis Ford Coppola over the production of “Pinocchio,” and a suit claiming Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” was responsible for a copycat killing spree.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Mr. Schulman practiced law at Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz and Selvin and later as one of the founding partners of the firm then known as Weissman, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman & Schulman.
ARC has served the legal community since 1987, making it one of the longest standing businesses in the field of dispute resolution. The reputation and industry experience of ARC’s distinguished panel has contributed to our success and longevity in a very competitive marketplace. Members of our panel of federal and state retired justices and judges and attorney neutrals have been selected as Daily Journal “Top Neutrals” in California since 2006.
ARC has handled tens of thousands of cases for top law firms, major insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and public entities. Providing assistance to our clients for more than two decades has resulted in many successful resolutions and satisfied litigants. ARC has locations in Century City, Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, and provides services throughout the United States. In addition to excellent customer service and sophisticated case management services, ARC offers customized programs featuring panelists with subject-specific expertise in complex commercial litigation, corporate law, entertainment, employment, health care, construction defect, personal injury, intellectual property and other areas. For more information, please call 310-284-8224 or 1-800-347-4512 or visit ARC’s website at http://www.arc4adr.com to view panelist profiles.