Jonathan Handel is an attorney practicing entertainment, new media and technology law at TroyGould in Los Angeles and is also a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers entertainment labor and various other business matters. Handel holds an A.B. magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard College, and a J.
D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. In spring 2010, he served as an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law, where he taught a course on entertainment unions and guilds.In addition to The Hollywood Reporter, Handel's work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Daily Journal, and on the Huffington Post, Forbes.com and AlwaysOn. Handel has worked as a law clerk to a federal court of appeals judge, was appointed as an associate federal independent counsel (special prosecutor), served as associate counsel at the Writers Guild and, prior to law school, worked in the computer industry and was active in politics.A frequent commentator, Handel has been interviewed on television, radio and in newspapers and online over 600 times. The Daily Journal legal newspaper named him one of the top 100 attorneys in California in 2008, citing his extensive media appearances regarding the labor disturbances in Hollywood and his role in helping shape coverage of those stories. Handel has also been profiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal and in the book social.lawyers by Jayne Navarre.
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