Judith Finell is a musicologist and the president of Judith Finell MusicServices Inc., a music-consulting firm in New York founded in 1985. She has testified as an expert witness and consulted in various litigations involving copyright infringement over the past 20 years. Ms. Finell’s firm regularly advises entertainment company clients on licensing and risk avoidance in copyright matters, including HBO, Sony Pictures, Disney, Grey Advertising, Lionsgate, Lucasfilms, CBS, and others.
Ms. Finell holds an M.A. degree in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. from UCLA in piano performance. She is on the board of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and has appeared as a guest lecturer at the law schools of UCLA, Columbia, Vanderbilt, George Washington, NYU, and Fordham as well as the Beverly Hills Bar Assn., Los Angeles Copyright Society, and the American Independent Music Publishers.