Stephen Greenwald has over thirty years of experience in the field of media and entertainment law, augmented by service as an executive in the motion picture industry, including as Chief Executive Officer of three public companies in the film business. Stephen’s expertise encompasses the acquisition, licensing, exploitation, sale and valuation of intellectual property and the negotiation of production and talent agreements.

Stephen is also a recognized expert for the valuation of film and television libraries, other media assets and intellectual property, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous cases. He has also served as a consultant and advisor to media companies such as Sony Pictures and MGM and to banks including the Bank of America and Credit Lyonnais Bank.


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • First in class
  • B.A., cum laude, Rutgers University

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor of Law – Fordham Law School, 2007-present
  • Assistant Professor of Law – Temple University Law School, 1975-1977
  • Adjunct Professor of Law – Cardozo School of Law, 1991
  • Visiting Professor of Law – Hebrew University Law School (Israel), 1976
  • Visiting Professor of Law – College of Management Law School (Israel), 2008-2009
  • President of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • Vice-President of the International Association based in Israel
  • Member of the Board of the New York University Law School Alumni Association
  • President of Metropolitan College of New York

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of The Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Recipient of The Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund


  • “Vigilante Justice: Prosecutor Misconduct in Capital Cases”, co-author, 55 The Wayne Law Review 1327 (2009)
  • “This Business of Film”, Random House (2009)
  • “Defending Death Row Inmates”, ShMa Magazine (2002)