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Marc Goodman

Adjunct Professor
Caruso School of Law


Mr. Marc Goodman serves as vice chancellor, Hauteville at the University’s new campus outside Vevey, Switzerland. Marc is responsible for, among other things, all legal aspects of entertainment and intellectual property issues that arise from Pepperdine's global operations. These issues include copyright and trademark matters, as well as performance agreements, music licensing, production agreements, and so forth. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Pepperdine University School of Law teaching courses in entertainment, intellectual property, and communications law and has taught at other institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Prior to arriving at Pepperdine, Mr. Goodman was a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP where a large part of his practice was devoted to representing music artists, music publishers, record and film production companies, and other entertainment-related companies and individuals.

Mr. Goodman received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Masters in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.


  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Annenberg School at the University of Southern California
  • Gould School of Law