Megan Claydon concentrates her practice on media, entertainment, intellectual property, and First Amendment matters. She provides pre-broadcast review services for production companies, television networks, and studios, and advises on a variety of related legal issues including defamation, privacy, right-of-publicity, fair use, and other intellectual property matters. She regularly performs chain of title reviews, and has experience interpreting, drafting, and negotiating a wide array of development, production, and distribution agreements. She has represented content creators in litigation involving claims of copyright infringement, credit and distribution disputes, and other intellectual property and First Amendment issues. Before joining DWT, she represented clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, as well as provided advice and counsel on intellectual property and employment matters.
Managing clearance process and providing fair-use analysis for SVOD service's slate of documentaries.
Performing pre-broadcast review of scripted and unscripted shows for social media network’s burgeoning content division.
Providing production legal services for various forms of content distributed traditionally and by streaming services.
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2016
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2016
- Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review
- Masin Family Academic Excellence Award in Entertainment Law
B.S., Music Industry, University of Southern California, 2012
- Associate, 2016-2018; Summer Associate, 2015 – K&L Gates LLP, Los Angeles
- Research Assistant, Professor Sharon Dolovich, University of California, Los Angeles, Law School, 2014