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Ariel Schneier

Ariel Schneier

Volunteer Attorney

Seattle Art Museum






Seattle Art Museum

Volunteer Attorney

Assisting General Counsel renegotiate The Seattle Art Museum’s digital licensing contract with Corbis Images
Wrote research memorandums on whether reproductions of public domain images are proprietary, analyzing the line between fine art reproduction and derivative work, and analyzing the provisions of an artist’s contract for a commissioned work

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Law Office of Ariel Schneier


• Counseling individuals and small businesses in the technology, videogame, alcohol and music industries
• Matters include writing formation documents, forming LLC’s, procuring domestic and Chinese trademarks, renegotiating licensing, publishing and recording contracts, and representing clients in contract disputes
• Successfully negotiated a lease extension and premises modification at landlord’s expense on behalf of a client facing an eviction hearing


Law Office of Ralph Maimon, P.S.

Project-Based Attorney

• Wrote motions, responses to motions, interrogatories, contracts, and letters to opposing counsel
• Researched and wrote memorandums on defamation, Washington Rules of Evidence, collateral estoppel, breach of contract, HIPAA, standard of care, and trustee malfeasance
• Performed document review for several litigation matters

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Swedish Medical Center

Volunteer Attorney

• Developed hospital’s policy on the use of photography and broadcasts of medical procedures for non-treatment purposes
• Analyzed the legality of using videoconferencing to provide medical care in remote locations


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Summer Associate

• Wrote research memorandums on the Communications Decency Act, international trademark law and antitrust standards for clients in the internet, media, finance and pharmaceutical industries
• Wrote motions to dismiss and to impose punitive damages for frivolous suit
• Presented analysis of recent trademark rulings by the European Court of Justice to the International Trademark Association’s Emerging Issues Committee
• Successfully advocated a change in a client’s legal basis for asylum, resulting in a reversal of the asylum denial on appeal.

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Office of the City Attorney

Solomon Fellow

• Researched and drafted sections of a federal appellate brief, and assisted in coaching the Assistant City Attorney’s oral argument for an Establishment Clause suit against San Francisco, heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
• Prepared and successfully filed trademark applications on behalf of The de Young Museum
• Wrote research memorandums on potential First Amendment conflicts, tax consequences for restricted gifts, and disputes with donor trusts and estates


Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP

Legal Assistant

As a Legal Assistant with the Structured Finance practice, coordinated an average of 5 securitization closings per month for Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, WAMU and Countrywide.
Responsibilities also included collaborating with clients' executives over execution of agreements and certificates, delivering certificates to clients' “cages,” and drafting and notarizing Issuer letters.

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Columbia University School of Law


University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Comparative Literature