Don Franzen

Don Franzen is a lawyer in Beverly Hills specializing in entertainment and business law. He has lectured on entertainment law at the Eastman School of Music, Santa Monica College’s Academy of Entertainment and Technology, the Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain, and lectures at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music, where he teaches two courses on the law and the music industry. He has published articles on legal issues in newspapers, magazines, and law journals. He serves on the board of the Los Angeles Opera and counts among his clients leading performers in opera, orchestral music, film, and the recording industries. He is the legal affairs editor for Los Angeles Review of Books.


A Talk About Democracy

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's speech, delivered at the Getty Center, about the legacy of Thomas Mann and the state of democracy today....

Murder Comes to SCOTUS

LARB Legal Affairs Editor Don Franzen talks to Anthony Franze about his new novel, "The Outsider."...

LARB Voices: Akhil Reed Amar

AKHIL REED AMAR is a distinguished professor of law at Yale and Columbia universities and among the most insightful and prolific ...

The Sins of the Father

Lawyers by trade are storytellers, and good lawyers tell good stories — Anthony Franze’s book is a case in point....

The Legal Legacy of Citizen Four

nbsp; TWO YEARS AGO, June 6, 2013, England’s Guardian newspaper ran this startling headline: America’s National Security Agency (the ...

Springtime for Equality

The Supreme Court has made marriage equality the norm, but not the way anyone thought they might....



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