Legal Associate, Klaris Law
Alexia Bedat is a Legal Associate at Klaris Law, a boutique media, entertainment, technology and intellectual property law firm, and a Management Consultant for KlarisIP, a boutique consulting and managed services firm focusing on IP rights & royalties, digital asset management and metadata. Alexia focuses her media and entertainment practice on advising AR/VR companies; pre-publication and pre-broadcast review of print and audiovisual content; fair use review and IP licensing matters; negotiation and drafting of development, production and distribution agreements in the film, television and podcast industries; and, generally advising clients on the legal implications of developing technologies, including artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality. Prior to joining Klaris Law, Alexia worked as a law clerk at BuzzFeed, where she supported the news team. She has also worked with law firms specializing in media law in both London and Paris. Alexia continues to TA at the Columbia Journalism School (where she received her LL.M.) and is a member of several Media Law Resource Center Committees (currently serving as co-chair of the MLRC Pre-Publication/Pre- Broadcast Committee). Alexia is also an AR&VR enthusiast, frequently addressing legal challenges in this area, including at SXSW and ARIA. Recently, she co-authored a chapter on data collection practices for VR/AR companies in Siegel on Entertainment Law. Alexia is admitted to practice law in New York State and is fluent in French.