Principal, Head of Los Angeles Office

Mr. Mosley leads the Fiscal, Fiduicairy Services, Entertianment & Technology business consultation team within J. Walter Michael. As a corporate advisor and counsel he participates in a broad-based corporate, securities, real estate, finance, intellectual property, sports, media, arts, fashion and entertainment discipline. He represents issuers, funds, investment banks, high-net worth individuals and small businesses in a variety of corporate finance, film finance, private equity, merger and acquisition and corporate advisory matters. Mr. Mosley handles trademark, copyright, licensing and general corporate matters as well as representing talent, producers, production companies and labels in film, music, television and fashion projects. He also negotiates marketing, endorsement and other campaigns for his varied sports and entertainment clients. As a watchdog and auditor, he provides transparent checks and balances for his entertainment clients, monitoring the actions and deals of the sports agents, managers, business managers, accountants and agencies. To that end, he has brought cases against business managers and large bookkeeping firms for fraud, mismanagement of funds and breaches of fiduciary duty for his entertainment clients.


Commited to public service, Mr. Mosley, on a pro bono basis, has represented orphanages (Isaiah Washington’s Gondobay Manga Foundation) in Africa serving children whose parents died from complication by HIV/AIDS. He is most proud, however, of his ongoing representation of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit that changes the lives of young people through the performing arts. Mr. Mosley has represented the Academy on numerous transactional, real estate, labor, intellectual property, endorsement, entertainment and litigation matters. Before pursuing an entertainment and media law practice, he spent four years as a corporate lawyer in the Los Angeles and New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and was Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel at Smith Global, Inc. (a Smith Family entertainment company) for two years.


Mr. Mosley holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Computer Engineering, and a Masters of Science in Information, Economics and Management with a specialization in Incentive Centered Designed. As an engineer, Mr. Mosley worked for Intel Corporation as a chip designer and software engineer. He has specialized skill sets in economics, marketing, system and product design and cognitive behavioral science. Mr. Mosley has presented papers at the African Development Conference and the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development. He works as a consultant and business advisor throughout South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria working with companies such as Vodafone, Etisalat and What Box. Mr. Mosley also worked for Procter & Gamble in sales and marketing.


A graduate of Harvard Law School and recipient of the Dean's Award (selected by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan), Mr. Mosley clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the state bars of California and New York as well as the Federal Tax Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Walter Mosley


J.D. Harvard Law School

M.S.I. University of Michigan (Information, Economics)

B.S.E., Computer Engering, University of Michigan




New York

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


Corporpate Experience

Procter & Gamble 1996-1998

Intel Corporation 1998-2001

Skadden, Arps, Slate & Meagher 2006-2009

Smith Global (2 years) 2009-2010

Los Angeles Office

4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Suite 315

Studio City, CA 91604