Laura J. Meltzer
Ms. Meltzer practices in the areas of bankruptcy reorganization, civil litigation and entertainment transactions. She has significant experience providing counsel to parties involved in bankruptcy preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. Much of her bankruptcy work has been focused on the representation of trustees and debtors in health care-related cases, which involve many unique issues. Ms. Meltzer also has considerable entertainment law transactional experience with film library due diligence issues, having analyzed historic film and television libraries on behalf of several renowned “Hollywood” studios. Prior to practicing in California, Ms. Meltzer focused on toxic tort defense and other liability insurance matters as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, in a Philadelphia based firm which served as national counsel for a number of mid-sized international companies. Early in her career she represented insurance carriers in first-party arson and insurance fraud related matters. She is an active supporter of several national and local animal protection charities.
Born: New York, New York, 1956
Education: University of New Hampshire (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1978); Temple University (J.D., cum laude, 1981)
Admissions: State Bar of Pennsylvania, 1981; State Bar of New York, 1989; State Bar of California, 1991; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Professional Experience: Law Clerk to the Honorable Abraham J. Gafni, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, 1981-1982; Associate, Cozen & O’Connor, 1982-1985; Associate, Goldfein & Joseph, 1985-1993; Staff Attorney, Weiss & Spees, LLP, 1994-1998 and 2002-2003; Legal Affairs, Polygram Television, 1998-1999; Legal Affairs, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1999-2000; Legal Affairs, Fox Television Studios, 2000-2001; Associate, Berkowitz, Black & Zolke, 2002-2003; Senior Counsel, Fainsbert, Mase & Snyder, LLP 2003-June, 2009; Partner, Weiss & Spees, LLP, June 2009-present
Member: State Bars of California, New York and Pennsylvania (Inactive)