Anat’s Resume

ANAT LEVY, ESQ.

5841 E. Charleston Blvd., Ste. 230 (#421), Las Vegas, NV 89142
Cell: (702) 499-7278 • EFax: (310) 734-1538 • EMail: anat@ElectAnat.com

SUMMARY

Thirty years litigation and transactional experience primarily in business, entertainment, intellectual property law and complex actions. Arbitrator for 17 years; Judge Pro Tem for 11 years. Extensive pro-bono and community involvement in NV and CA; former judicial District Court candidate for 2016 election; admitted to practice in NV and CA; worked in private law firms and as in-house counsel at international conglomerates; runs own firm for past 18 years; top tier law school and undergraduate education.

EDUCATION

UCLA School of Law
J.D., 1986

  • Externed, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Interned, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Named 1986 Best Third Year Advocate in Moot Court Honors Program
  • Entertainment Law Society

University of California, Berkeley
A.B., Political Science, 1983

  • Dean’s List (top 10%)
  • Berkeley Own Recognizance Program
  • Renter’s Assistance Program for Students
  • Berkeley Pre-Law Society
  • CalPIRG (CA Public Interest Research Group)

 

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Anat Levy & Associates, PC, Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV
2000 to Present
Principal Attorney

  • Handle all aspects of business litigation, including complex cases
  • Handle all aspects of motion picture distribution, development, production, transactional and litigation work, including music licensing and clearance.
  • Clients include major studios, producers, distributors, individuals, small businesses.

Paramount Pictures Corporation, Hollywood, CA
1991 to 2000
Executive Director, Business & Legal Affairs Worldwide Home Entertainment

  • Negotiated and drafted business agreements, including video revenue sharing, marketing, promotion and publicity agreements, advised home entertainment business executives on a broad range of issues.
  • Represented Paramount on the MPAA’s Anti-Piracy Litigation Committee supervising copyright litigation worldwide.
  • Represented Paramount on the cross-industry Content Protection Group for protection of digital content transmitted over digital media (hardware and software).
  • Provided input to Paramount’s Washington D.C. office on legislative matters.
  • Supervised the collection of international video and private copy levies worldwide.

Katten Muchin Zavis &Weitzman / Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert, Los Angeles, CA
1991 to 2000
Executive Director, Business & Legal Affairs Worldwide Home Entertainment

  • Handle all aspects of business litigation, including complex cases
  • Handle all aspects of motion picture distribution, development, production, transactional and litigation work, including music licensing and clearance.
  • Clients include major studios, producers, distributors, individuals, small businesses.

Paramount Pictures Corporation, Hollywood, CA
1991 to 2000
Executive Director, Business & Legal Affairs Worldwide Home Entertainment

  • Negotiated and drafted business agreements, including video revenue sharing, marketing, promotion and publicity agreements, advised home entertainment business executives on a broad range of issues.
  • Represented Paramount on the MPAA’s Anti-Piracy Litigation Committee supervising copyright litigation worldwide.
  • Represented Paramount on the cross-industry Content Protection Group for protection of digital content transmitted over digital media (hardware and software).
  • Provided input to Paramount’s Washington D.C. office on legislative matters.
  • Supervised the collection of international video and private copy levies worldwide.

Katten Muchin Zavis &Weitzman / Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert, Los Angeles, CA
1987 to 1991
Associate Attorney

  • Participated in all aspects of insurance defense, business and entertainment litigation.
  • Represented motion picture studios, businesses, insurers.

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Candidate for Nevada Assembly District 12, NV – 2018
  • Candidate for District Court Judge, Clark County, NV – 2016: Won over 259,000 votes (44%) while being outspent 2:1 and running against established incumbent; Passed a 4 way primary.
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – Child Attorney Project – 2015 to present
    Represent abused children who are wards of the state to ensure their views are represented in court.
    Volunteer at civil Self-Help Desk at Courthouse to help those who represent themselves.
  • Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Nevada – Founder, Chair – 2014 to 2015
  • Director of Continuing Legal Education – 2017: Founded and Chaired Ent. Law Section; established governance documents and procedures and obtained all necessary State Bar approvals; chief coordinator with State Bar for all Section activities and educational events; recruited membership; spoke and obtained speakers for numerous seminars given to lawyers, law students, and the creative community; chaired monthly meetings. Now heading all continuing legal education efforts, which are the primary function of the Section and its foremost fundraising activity.
  • Independent Film & Television Alliance – Arbitrator, Mediator – 2001 to Present: Serve as Arbitrator for the largest independent film and television association in the world; cases include entertainment distribution disputes; sales agency disputes; accounting disputes and other contractual disputes.
  • State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Board – Board Member – 2015 to present: Serve as panelist on State Bar hearings pertaining to attorney ethical violations.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court – Judge Pro Tem (and Arbitrator/Mediator) – 1998 to 2009: Adjudicated hundreds of criminal traffic trials and arraignments, and civil small claims cases. Also served as arbitrator and mediator in civil disputes.
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – Arbitrator – 2001 to 2010: Served as Arbitrator and Chief panelist in attorney-client fee disputes.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, “Basics of Copyright,” segment: “Protecting Electronic Media and Online Content”
  • Moderator, “What’s the Latest in Digital Rights Management?”
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property Issues in the Digital Age”
  • Speaker, Symposium “Issues of Archiving and Media Production, New Paradigm for the Digital Age”
  • Panelist, “Accelerating Change in the Information Economy” – UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • Speaker, “Non-Traditional I.P. Issues” – State Bar of Nevada, I.P. Section
  • Speaker, Music Industry – State Bar of Nevada, Ent. Law Section
  • Speaker, Music in Film – The Downtown Project, Las Vegas, NV
  • Speaker, Film Law & Business Primer – State Bar of Nevada, Ent. Law Section
  • Guest Lecturer, Entertainment Law Classes – UNLV, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Speaker, Entertainment Law Panelist – UNLV & American Bar Association
  • Speaker, Film Distribution – State Bar of Nevada, Ent. Law Section
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY WORK
  • Graduate, 2017, Emerge Nevada (trains Democratic women to run for office)
  • Graduate, 2015, Clark County Neighborhood College (Leadership Program)
  • Member of numerous Chambers of Commerce and community organizations
  • Community organizer for various events, including neighborhood Clean Up Days coordinated with Clark County, Republic Services, Church of Latter Day Saints; organize community meetings and invite government officials to get additional services for the neighborhood.
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Help! My Client Wants to Make a Movie” – Nevada Lawyer Magazine, State Bar of Nevada, 5/2015
  • Quoted in national and local media, including: The Las Vegas Review Journal, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Variety, others.
  • Featured in TV and radio shows, including Access Hollywood, KFI Ken & John (Los Angeles), Nevada Matters (NV), Veterans in Politics (Internet), EMG radio show and others.
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of California – 1987
  • State Bar of Nevada – 2011
LANGUAGES
  • Fluent English; conversational French; some Hebrew