Paula D. Pendley

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445 S. Figueroa
Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1651

Paula Pendley is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, where her practice focuses on products liability, contracts, premises liability, and toxic tort and environmental litigation. In addition, Paula has experience representing clients on commercial disputes involving intellectual property, with a particular focus on licensing matters. She has also advised entertainment companies and producers on a variety of matters, including copyright and breach of contract issues, as well has negotiating clearances, talent agreements, option agreements, shopping agreements, and other production-related matters.

While completing her Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University School of Law, Paula served as judicial extern for the Honorable Lawrence Mira of the Malibu Superior Court. She also worked for the California Attorney General’s office in its Employment, Regulations, and Administrations division. While earning her Juris Doctorate, she attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution where she completed her Certificate in Dispute Resolution and assisted in the publication of the article “Arbitration: The ‘New Litigation’” and the book “Mediators Acting as Arbitrators.” 

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J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law (2009)

Certificate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2009)

B.A., cum laude, Telecommunications, Pepperdine University (2006)

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