NEWPORT BEACH, CA – One LLP, an intellectual property, technology and media law firm, has added Partner Owen Prell to the firm’s distinguished practice. He represents entertainment and technology clients across a broad spectrum, including authors, filmmakers, artists, broadcasters, publishers, software developers, multimedia producers, tech start-ups, emerging growth companies, and established corporations with respect to entity formation, capitalization, intellectual property protection and licensing, and other related issues. With a background as a produced playwright, award-winning screenwriter and software entrepreneur, Mr. Prell brings One LLP’s clients a rare advantage with his in-depth understanding of the intersection between technology, the arts and law.
“Owen’s strong foothold in the entertainment industry will be a great resource to our firm,” said Partner Peter Afrasiabi. “Given his background in media and technology and coupled with his experience beyond the legal world, Owen brings a wealth of skill to One LLP’s practice.”
Prior to joining One LLP, Mr. Prell co-founded the Bay Area-based Art Law Group, where he specialized in copyright and trademark issues for creators in the technology and entertainment industry. He has negotiated numerous deals on behalf of bestselling authors, award-winning filmmakers, established literary agencies, book publishers, broadcasters and studios. In addition, he counseled technology clients in developing and growing an intrinsically content-related business and guided them through the process of integrating IP protection and licensing. Mr. Prell began his legal career with Morrison & Foerster LLP in the firm’s San Francisco office.
“Returning to Southern California is a wonderful homecoming for me,” said Mr. Prell. “The vibrancy of the economy and creative energy of the region are readily apparent. I look forward to adapting my experiences from San Francisco and Silicon Valley to the unique entrepreneurism of the Southland.”
Mr. Prell obtained his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he served as an editor at Cornell Law Review, and his B.A. in Philosophy at UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude with college honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.