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Elisabeth Freinberg
USC Gould School of Law

Elisabeth Freinberg

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 8, 2020




Elisabeth Freinberg is a vice president of business and legal affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., having previously served as a director of legal affairs for Warner Bros. Television and as senior counsel to TMZ, which is owned and operated by a division of Warner Bros. Television Group. Prior to joining Warner Bros., from 2007 through 2011, Freinberg litigated cases as an associate at the Los Angeles-based law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. While at the firm, she had the opportunity to litigate cases on behalf of her clients in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, including before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Freinberg began her legal career as a law clerk, first to the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and then to the Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (and now of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit).

Freinberg earned her BA in history with honors from Columbia University, and her JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. She is admitted to practice in both California and New York, as well as before a number of federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Freinberg is a lecturer in law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she teaches a course on federal courts.


 

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