Diana J. Stern is a J.D. student analyzing the legal implications of blockchain technologies. Her focus includes digital content distribution and emerging business models.
Diana is a third-year student in the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Specialization at UCLA School of Law. To improve her grasp of global legal frameworks, Diana spent a semester studying international intellectual property and corporate law at Queen Mary University of London’s LLM program. Diana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. She received a B.A. with honors in both Writing Seminars and French.
In addition to academia, Diana’s practical experience allows her to think strategically about law and policy issues that forward-thinking technologies face. She has performed legal work for the Federal Trade Commission, Pandora Media, Inc., a Bitcoin non-profit organization, the HBO series “Silicon Valley”, and the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. Diana is also a Board Member at Ms. JD, an American non-profit organization that supports the success of women in the legal profession. Diana intends to practice at Orrick starting in Fall 2016.
Diana is inspired by technology’s potential to provide entrepreneurs, artists, and underrepresented individuals with access to tools that help them realize their goals. She is grateful to support the blockchain ecosystem in further unlocking this potential.