Paul Szynolattorney & filmmaker

Paul is an attorney and a filmmaker. For the last decade and a half, he has concentrated his practice on intellectual property matters (particularly media and technology), and has advised filmmakers, artists, start-ups, and multi-billion dollar multinationals on a wide range of transactions.

Paul’s documentary films have been featured on the New York Times Op-Docs, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic (upcoming), and his films and photos have been shown at festivals and galleries internationally. In the past, Paul was a software developer and a drummer, and he still plays Pearl drums, and tinkers with Java libraries.

After clerking for the Hon. Judge Pfaelzer in the Central District of California, Paul was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco and Morrison Foerster in New York City. He was also an in-house counsel at Bloomberg. He’s a graduate of Columbia University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied history and philosophy, and Yale Law School, where he focused on free speech and intellectual property.

510.272.0200 x302/paul@focusmedialaw.com

 


Legal Panels

Palm Springs International ShortFest Forum
Brooklyn Film Festival Exchange
American Documentary Film Festival

Publications

Fuzzy Boundaries: The Potential Impact of Vague Secondary Liability Doctrines on Technology Innovation in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet (2010).