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Valerie Barreiro

Valerie Barreiro

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic

Last Updated: Monday, June 5, 2017

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Valerie Barreiro is a clinical assistant professor of law and the Director of the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic. The Clinic provides free basic intellectual property legal assistance to artists, filmmakers, journalists, musicians, small businesses, non-profit organizations, innovators, independent developers and others who have limited resources for legal services. 
 
Prior to joining USC Gould School of Law, Barreiro was a Business Affairs executive and vice president of Legal Affairs at NBCUniversal. Barreiro structured, negotiated and drafted all key agreements relating to the development, production and exhibition of unscripted television programs, such as The Voice, and provided legal counsel to senior executives at the Universal Television Studio and the NBC Network.  
 
Barreiro joined NBC as media counsel in 2006. In that role, she served as lead media counsel for the west coast Telemundo television stations and reviewed scripts and provided legal advice on developing news stories for various news programs, including NBC Nightly News and Today Show. 
 
Barreiro started her legal career in  the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, where she tried more than 50 criminal cases. Barreiro litigated numerous intellectual property cases at Weston & McElvain LLP in Los Angeles and also served as a deputy city attorney, negotiating the renewal of franchise agreements with cable operators Adelphia, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner on behalf of the City of Los Angeles.  
 
Barreiro is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she was an editor of the Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.

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The New York Times
December 14, 2017
Re: Abby K. Wood

Abby Wood was quoted about the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. “I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those against Sen. Franken,” Wood explained. “By requesting retirement from Conyers but continuing to work with Franken, the message would have been that women should simply learn to live with some level of sexual harassment and assault. Instead, they seem to have drawn a bold line: no unwanted touching of any kind is permissible, full stop.”

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