Law Professor, Practicing Attorney & Published Author |
Dr. Seagull Haiyan Song is a law professor, practicing attorney and published author. She is the leading authority in the field of US-China entertainment law and intellectual property law. Dr. Song is currently Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells LLP and Founding Director at Asia-America Law Institute of Loyola Law School Los Angeles. She also teaches entertainment law at Peking University School of Law, China Renmin University School of Law and Beijing Film Academy.
Dr. Song has practiced law in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States for over twenty years. Before joining the academic world in 2012, Dr. Song was Senior Counsel with Disney, overseeing the company’s intellectual property division in the Asia Pacific region, a consultant with Arnold & Porter LLP, and a partner with King and Wood Mallesons, heading the intellectual property practice of the firm’s Shanghai Office. Dr. Song has been acclaimed as an “Asia Law Leading Lawyer” in the field of intellectual property law for five years since 2006. Dr. Song was honored by the Asia Society as a rising Asian leader through its Asia21 Fellows program and later was invited to be a Board Director and Executive Committee member of the Asia Society Southern California Center and also Co-Chair of the US-China Film Summit Committee.
Dr. Song also sits on the Advisory Board of the China Intellectual Property Law Society and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Copyright Society of the U.S.
Dr. Song has published numerous books and articles in the field of US-China intellectual property law and entertainment law. Her recent books include: Entertainment Law (The Commercial Press, 2014), the first treatise on the subject of entertainment law in China; Selected Chinese Patent Cases, co-authoring with Chinese Supreme People’s Court (Wolters Kluwer, 2014); New Challenges of Chinese Copyright Law (Kluwer Law International, 2011) etc. Dr. Song is also one of the five participating U.S. experts in the 2013 US-China IP Dialogue White Paper, co-released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and China Renmin University. Dr. Song is a frequent speaker around the world on U.S.-China intellectual property and entertainment law issues and recent developments.
Dr. Song received her first LL.M degree from Hong Kong University and her second
LL.M and J.S.D (Doctorate of the Science of Law) from University of California,
Berkeley School of Law. She is admitted to the Bar of People’s Republic of China and the California Bar of the United States.