Lewis & Kappes - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers

Lewis & Kappes - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers
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Lewis & Kappes
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Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-956-1005
Fax: 310-956-1033
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Steven W. Griesemer

Steve GriesemerLocation: Los Angeles, California

Phone: 310-956-1005

Fax: 310-956-1033

Steve Griesemer serves as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office of Lewis & Kappes, focusing on corporate, intellectual property, technology and data privacy issues. He counsels domestic and global companies on transactional issues related to copyright, trademark, trade secret, software, data storage, cloud computing, entertainment and online commercial activities.

As a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), Mr. Griesemer regularly advises on data privacy issues involving EU Data Protection and Safe Harbor, FCRA, TCPA, HIPAA, HITECH and Business Associate Agreements, COPPA, GLBA, TCA, FISA, PCI-DSS, and other state and industry-specific regulations.

In addition to his transactional and regulatory work, Mr. Griesemer acts as lead counsel in litigation and administrative proceedings involving intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, ratemaking, remonstrances and a range of high-stakes commercial disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Information Technology
  • Entertainment
  • Internet Law
  • Utility Law
  • Copyright
  • Administrative
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • Indiana, 2004


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
    • Law Review: Pepperdine University Law Review, 1994
  • Indiana University - Kelly School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business/Marketing

Published Works

  • Music File Sharing On the Straight and Narrow, Streaming Media.com


  • Adjunct Professor, "Entertainment and Media Law,", Butler University, 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, "Music Finance in the Digital Age,", Butler University, 2007 - 2009
  • Music File Sharing On the Straight and Narrow, StreamingMedia.com

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Certification Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • Information Systems Security Association
  • American Cabaret Theatre, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Lewis & Kappes, P.C., 2002 - 2012
  • License Music.com, Sr. Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, 1999 - 2001
  • Universal Pictures/PolyGram Entertainment, Music Business Affairs, 1997 - 2000
  • Famous Music Publishing, Manager, Copyright, 1996 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Marion Superior Courts, Juvenile Division, 2009 - 2010
  • Volunteer, Buduburham Refugee Camp, Ghana, 2007