Edwin Komen has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in its Entertainment & Media Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Edwin Komen has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in its Entertainment & Media Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Komen, most recently with Arent Fox, specializes in all aspects of copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, with a particular emphasis on practice before the United States Copyright Office. He represents motion picture companies and other entertainment clients in transactional issues involving rights clearance and acquisition.

Komen serves on the editorial board of Copyright World and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He is on the advisory board of the Montana State University Film School, where he also lectures on film law.

He earned his law degree from George Washington Law School in 1976 and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in 1971.

Prior to attending law school, Komen was a professional filmmaker. He was also in the Peace Corps, stationed in Micronesia.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has 430 attorneys in nine offices in California, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm was founded in 1927.