Elizabeth A. Bell
Ms. Bell’s legal background is diverse, including a 12-year career in politics, lobbying and representation of Indian tribes in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA and more than six years of experience as legal counsel and representative for independent film and television companies. In 2011, Ms. Bell established Elbe Law and is currently providing legal counsel to a wide-range of entertainment clients, small business owners and companies, Indian tribes, and individuals doing business in the entertainment, technology, finance, real estate and hospitality industries.
Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Bell was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at a major independent film and television company where she managed the company’s business and legal affairs department, provided legal counsel in connection with the development, financing, production, post-production, delivery and/or distribution, including domestic and international sales, of more 20 films produced and/or distributed by company and provided legal counsel in connection with multi-picture, multi-million dollar home entertainment output license agreements between company and Worldwide SPE Acquisitions, Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.
Prior, Ms. Bell was a corporate and Indian law attorney and lobbyist at two national law firms, where she provided legal counsel and government relations services to corporate, government and tribal clients on a broad range of matters, including: corporate structure and governance; environmental protection and natural resources management; energy development and policy implementation; gaming, hotel and resort development and management; sovereignty protection and self-governance; tribal and business code development and implementation; regulatory development and compliance; economic development and finance; land-into-trust acquisitions; and appropriations.
Ms. Bell also served as the Counselor and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs at the United States Department of the Interior and as the Senior Advisor on Indian Affairs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where she advised and represented senior administration officials on the development and implementation of federal Indian law and policy and United States foreign policy on international indigenous rights.
Ms. Bell attended the University of Chicago and University of Vermont, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the State Bar of California, Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance, GEMALaw.
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