Barbara Rosenfeld is a versatile lawyer with impressive academic credentials and broad-based accomplishments in the insurance, financial institution, and entertainment industries. She has practiced in a law firm, a U.S. based multi-national corporation, an international trade association and an employee-owned entertainment payroll and production services company. Barbara has worked in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Burbank, California and in London, England. She has just recently returned to the Bay Area from Southern California.
Barbara holds an advanced degree (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law and has practiced in the State and Local, Federal domestic and international, and foreign tax areas. She has focused on controversy work and legislative advocacy, while also handling advice, planning and compliance.
Barbara obtained her law degree from UC San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, where she completed a pilot judicial externship in the San Francisco Municipal Court and began sowing the seeds for her interest in litigation. Barbara was selected to serve on the Moot Court Board, and published an article in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly with the help of an American Bar Foundation grant.
Barbara began her undergraduate education at UCLA, with a summer of study at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Escuela de Artes Plasticas. She then transferred to UC Berkeley to complete her Honor's Degree in Linguistics with Great Distinction, as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate (see Resume) Professional Expertise: Litigation, Legislative Advocacy, and Consensus Building
After obtaining a tax degree, Barbara used her experience in administrative and judicial advocacy to represent Bank of America and its affilliates in multi-million dollar tax controversies. Barbara then headed to London to lead the Bank's Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) tax operations. In that role, she also served on the regional merger team following the acquisition of Security Pacific National Bank.
Finally, as a testament to her versatility, Barbara has been deeply involved with the Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Rating Administration's trademark policing, its film rating appeals system, the Title Registration Bureau's system to prevent registration of confusingly similar film titles for theatrical release in the U.S., and the collection of ancillary revenues from international collection societies (See: Summary of Experience).
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