Segun Aluko is an experienced transactional attorney who focuses his practice on entertainment, technology, corporate, intellectual property and general business transactions. Through his practice at an international law firm as well as the Big Law, Segun advised “name brand” clients, from inception through closing, on transactions covering corporate formation, partnership and joint venture agreements, negotiation of organization documents, licensing and distribution of entertainment content, production legal work in the motion picture and TV industry, talent agreements for above the line talent like writers, actors, directors and producers as well as below the line talent, corporate and project finance, merger and acquisition, business financing and venture capital, copyright and trademark registration, analysis and general advice and internet technology transactions covering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, software licensing, master services agreement and cloud storage services agreement.
Segun is a licensed attorney in the State of California and Nigeria. He is also a public speaker and facilitator at events that provide capacity building for artists, talent, and independent producers in the media and entertainment industry. Earlier in his career, Segun was an Associate at Aluko & Oyebode, a first-tier full service commercial law firm in Nigeria. He also worked in the In-House Legal Department of Bank of America, N.A. and Business and Legal Affairs of BET Networks, a Viacom Company. He was a Contract Attorney at the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP.
Segun obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (JD Equivalent) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2008, graduating in the top 5% of his class, where he participated in the Moot and Mock Trials and Debates and contributed to the Law Faculty’s Law Review. He was licensed as an attorney in 2009 after graduating from the Nigerian Law School. In 2012, he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law from the University of Southern California Law School.
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