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PAUL J. WRIGHT, ESQ.

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Paul J. Wright, Esq.PAUL J. WRIGHT, ESQ. is an English Barrister and California Attorney. In 1990, he formed Paul J. Wright & Associates, a law firm based in Malibu, California specializing in domestic and international transactional and litigation matters. He has successfully represented many companies and individuals in the US and UK in the business and entertainment communities, from the negotiation of contracts and business investments to the protection of intellectual property rights, to the successful prosecution of many complex business disputes.

In 2003, Mr Wright founded The International Mediation and Arbitration Center (IMAC) and formed associations with Alternative Dispute Resolution Providers in the UK and Ireland in order to provide a Panel a panel of distinguished Mediators and Arbitrators.

Currently in his second term as President of the British American Business Council, Los Angeles (BABC LA), Mr. Wright also served as its Chairman from 2008 to 2009 (comprising of 22 Chapters, the BABC is the largest transatlantic business network). In 2009, he founded InternationalEsq and formed an ongoing joint venture with Daily Variety to address cutting edge international legal developments. Seminars have included Celebrity Justice & Media Globalization: Why Hollywood Celebrities Flock to the UK Courts and The Music Industry’s Response to Piracy: Intervention or Innovation?

In 2011, Mr. Wright was appointed to the Board of the Variety Foundation. He serves as its General Counsel and co-chairs the annual Variety Venture Capital New Media Summits (2011-2012). In 2011, he co-chaired the Variety Venture Capital and New Media Summit, which took place in Beverly Hills and was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Mr. Wright is on the Board of BritWeek and serves as its General Counsel. Britweek focuses on the British contribution to film, fashion and music in southern California. In 2011, he co-chaired the BritWeek Gala Dinner, which honored Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO of the Anschutz Entertainment Group Worldwide, and in 2012 he co-chaired the same Dinner, honoring Piers Morgan, CNN Presenter and Host.

Recently, Mr. Wright was named in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2013, published in the United Kingdom. He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to British Business interests in the USA. Other recipients of the OBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours List include Stella McCartney, leading fashion designer, and Andy Murray, London Olympic's Gold Medalist in Tennis.

Mr. Wright has organized, chaired or co-chaired many prestigious events and conferences. He is extensively consulted on legal and business matters and has been a speaker in a number of distinguished international forums.



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