Marc Greenberg, Professor of Law

Marc Greenberg

Professor of Law

Founding Director, IP Law Program

Research Interests & Areas of Specialization

  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law, including Copyright, Trademark, Entertainment, High Technology and Internet law
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Ethics
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice


  • JD, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • AB, University of California, Berkeley

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Professor, William Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, spring 2013 (teaching Proeprty Law).
  • Successful Plaintiff’s Counsel in groundbreaking ERISA case, Meagher v. IAM, 856 F. 2d 1418 (9th Cir. 1988)
  • Managing Partner, Nelson & Greenberg; Founding Partner, Law Offices of Marc H. Greenberg, and associate attorney in Bay Area litigation and IP law firms from 1979 to present, 20 years full-time practice before joining the GGU faculty in 2000
  • Chair, Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, 2009-10; Member, Executive Board, Art Law Section, 2009-2012
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2009-2010 (teaching Civil Procedure)
  • Lecturer, Presenter and Panelist for IP-related programs and conferences for the American Bar Association’s Copyright, and Sports and Entertainment Law Sections; The San Francisco IP Law Association; The GGU International Law Fulbright Conference; The Comic Arts Conference; The Philadelphia Bar Institute; and Comic Book Law School at the San Diego International ComicCon

Selected Publications

Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair – Copyright Section, San Francisco IP Law Association
  • Member and Mediator for California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member, State Bar of California, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Central District of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors & Awards

  • April, 2019: Awarded the Tenth Annual Arthur Seidel Distinguished IP Service Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2001 Instructor of the Year, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell 2010