CHELSEA A. LOCKHART
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW, Coral Gables, FL
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Certification: LexisNexis Professional Research
Activities: Black Law Student Association; Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association; Entertainment and Sports Law Society; Phi Alpha Delta: Professional Development Chair; Miami Law Ambassador; OUTLaw; American Bar Association; GRAMMY U
FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Coral Gables, FL Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, May 2016
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Humanities (double degree), December 2012
Honors: Dean’s List (1 semester)
Activities: Intramural Basketball Champions (3 years); Black Student Union
THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS – MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION, Burbank, CA
Legal Intern for the Music Business and Legal Affairs Department, August, 2016- Present Researched, drafted, and revised various legal agreements, licenses and other documents for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, and other business units under the supervision of the EVP and SVP of Music Business and Legal Affairs. Created deal summaries and rights and restrictions memoranda for an assortment of engagements, including songwriter, producer, composer, and licensing agreements.
ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A., Miami, FL
Law Clerk, August 2015- November 2015
Performed legal research and drafted memoranda on issues such as copyright infringement and lost profits. Drafted discovery and pre-trial motions. Filed trademark registrations. Communicated with clients. Drafted legal blogs relating to newly enacted statutes for publication on firm website.
THE LAW OFFICE OF ALLEN JACOBI, Miami, FL
Law Clerk, May 2015- July 2015
Performed legal research. Drafted a mutual release agreement. Filed trademarks and copyright registrations. Filed an LLC and INC. Reviewed and edited a manager agreement, a termination and release agreement, and a publishing agreement. Listened to and analyzed demos submitted by artists.
MIAMI LAW INNOCENCE CLINIC, Miami, FL
Student Attorney, May 2015- July 2015
Participated in fact-finding, research, interviewing, case screening, and investigation. The clinic addressed areas such as federal habeas corpus, motions for post-conviction relief; claims to actual innocence, newly discovered evidence, wrongful convictions, and misidentifications.
CAT 5 PUBLISHING, Miami, FL
Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator, September 2014- May 2015
Drafted contracts for the song acquisitions of Cat 5 Music Publishing. Reviewed contracts to determine if renewal is necessary. Directed and aided in the production of Cat 5 Songwriter’s Showcase and After-Party. Assisted songwriters in registration with performing rights organizations and copyright registration.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, Miami, FL
Judicial Intern for the Hon. Patrick A. White, May 2014-June 2014 Reviewed habeas corpus petitions and motions claiming excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, and ineffective assistance of counsel. Researched applicable law and drafted memoranda. Reviewed and summarized inmate/petitioner claims for consideration of merits thereof based on applicable law under U.S.C. §§1983 and 2255.
MWB PL, Miami, FL
Intern, March 2014-March 2015
Processed trademark registrations. Drafted office action responses. Filed copyright registrations. Drafted contracts.
Grammy Awards Ceremony (2016); MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie (2016); Miami Recognition Dinner (2014); Miami Dade Public Defender (2014); Christmas Day Homeless Feeding (2013); Special Olympic Games (2008)
Law Clerk, Associate