MHGAttorney & Educator

About Marc H. Greenberg

An experienced lawyer, arbitrator/mediator, expert witness, law professor, author and public speaker, Marc H. Greenberg (MHG) is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU); he also maintains a law and arbitration/mediation practice, primarily handling intellectual property, real property and corporate law matters; and he is a frequent lecturer and prolific writer on a variety of legal and business topics.

MHG received an A.B. degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley; and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. From 1979 – 2000, he practiced IP, entertainment and business law, in both transactional work as well as litigation, in several firms in Northern California: he is also a certified arbitrator/mediator.

He has been a member of the GGU faculty since 2000, teaching Intellectual Property Survey, CyberLaw, Intellectual Property and New Technology, and Entertainment Law in the IP curriculum. His teaching also includes doctrinal courses in Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Professional Responsibility, Property Law and Solo and Small Firm Practice and related courses in the general curriculum. MHG was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and is a past co-chair of the Copyright Section of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA). He is a Board Member of the ABA IP Section Books Editorial Board and Vice Chair of the Writing Working Committee.

MHG’s scholarship has focused on legal issues pertaining to content on the Internet, obscenity law in online contexts, and copyright issues both in the U.S and in China. He is the author of two books: Copyright Termination and Recapture Laws: Good Intentions Gone Awry (forthcoming from ABA Publishing in August 2016) and Comic Art, Creativity and the Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014). His previously published articles have appeared in a number of law reviews, including the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, The Loyola Chicago University Journal of International Law, and The Loyola Los Angeles University Entertainment Law Review. He is a frequent speaker at SFIPLA, ABA and AALS conferences.



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    Educating lawyers has been a passion for MHG for over twenty years. He has taught at ABA accredited law schools in California and Nevada, offering courses in Bar subjects like Civil Procedure, Property and Business Associations, and Intellectual Property Law courses like Cyberlaw, Entertainment Law, and the introductory survey course in IP. (more...)

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    A veteran trial and transactional attorney, mediator and arbitrator, MHG has been a member of the California State Bar and Federal District Court Bars and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.since 1979, and is licensed to practice in all state courts. He specializes in civil business practice. (litigation | transactional)

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    MHG is a prolific and engaged writer and scholar. He writes frequently in the areas of Copyright, First Amendment, and Internet Law, (more...)

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    Speaker/Expert Witness

    A frequent speaker and lecturer to lawyers, non-lawyers, and academic audiences of all sizes, MHG lectures primarily on legal topics in the IP and general business areas. (more...)