Professional Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society
  • The Recording Academy
  • Society of Composers and Lyricists
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • The Arts Club of Chicago

Academic Postions
  • Faculty Member, The New School for Social Research, 1983-1985
  • Faculty Member, Golden Gate University, 1977-1978; California State University, 1978
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University, 1983-1986
  • Lecturer, UCLA, 1988-2004
  • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1988-2001

Honors and Positions
  • Recipient, Deems-Taylor Award from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), 1981
  • Member, BMI Foundation Advisory Panel, 2015-
  • Trustee, The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., 1999-2002
  • Vice President and Trustee, The Film Music Society, 1989-2002
  • Honorary Life Member and Governor, The Recording Academy, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles Chapters
  • Director, Jazzmobile, Inc., 1983-1986
  • Chair, International Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Member, Executive Committee, International Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1996-2003
  • Chair, Moral Rights Sub-Committee, American Bar Association, 1992
  • Trustee, The Merit School of Music, 2012-2013