Jane Davidson 

Adjunct instructor

Jane Davidson is an attorney who focuses her practice on Entertainment Law and Litigation at Munck Wilson Mandala.  After graduating from USC Thornton’s Music Industry program, Davidson worked full-time in the music industry while pursuing her law degree from Loyola Law School’s evening program.  

As a litigator, her primary focus area is intellectual property in entertainment and technology. She has managed trademark and copyright enforcement and infringement suits for large portfolios held by music festivals, sports teams, tech companies, songwriters and jewelry designers.  In her counseling work, she has advised musicians, production companies and influencers on entertainment agreements. She is perhaps best known for her role on the legal team that successfully terminated a 13-year conservatorship for a high-profile artist. 

An adjunct instructor at USC Thornton since fall 2022, Jane Davidson utilizes the Renaissance scholar perspective that she developed during her time as a student in the Music Industry program and in her involvement with the Visions & Voices initiative. Her research, lectures and classroom discussions center on evaluating legal issues through multiple lenses that impact legal work beyond just the law including micro/macroeconomic factors, business interests, musicology, music theory, branding, evolving technology, ethics, diversity, equity and inclusion.

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