D. Burgundy Morgan, Esq. / Of Counsel
Burgundy Morgan is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States District Court of Michigan, Western Division. A former professional musician, Ms. Morgan holds two undergraduate degrees in Music from William Paterson University and Raritan Valley College, with applied music in Classical Guitar and Jazz Piano, respectively.
Ms. Morgan’s law practice includes intellectual property, entertainment, business organization, Internet technology transactions and torts. Ms. Morgan’s transactional experience focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry, including copyright and trademark issues, drafting and negotiating contracts and licenses for music, film and television, and application of new technology relating to music and films, including online delivery and distribution, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues. Ms. Morgan’s litigation experience includes federal intellectual property infringement actions, employment law, breach of contract, and commercial litigation. Ms. Morgan is well versed in business formation and organization matters for Corporations (C Corp, Sub-Chapter S, and Non-Profit), Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships, including drafting commercial, corporate and information technology agreements.
In addition to her litigation and transactional legal practice, Ms. Morgan strongly supports education and equal access to information. She co-hosts Pacifica Radio’s Samm Brown’s “For The Record” 90.7 FM KPFK which addresses compelling issues in the entertainment industry and conducts interviews with humanitarian artists such as Michael Franti. Ms. Morgan regularly lectures as an Adjunct Professor at Musician’s Institute’s Music Business Program, teaching Legal Issues, Music Contracts and Owning and Operating A Music Business. In 2008, Ms. Morgan co-authored the academic text, “But Where Do I Sign? Vol. One – The Essentials – a guide to understanding the music industry and its contracts, copyrights and licenses.”
- Advisory Board, “Project Peace on Earth”
- Adjunct Professor at Musicians Institute
- Radio co-host with Samm Brown (2002-2013), KPFK Pacifica Radio’s “Samm Brown’s For the Record”