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Gia Honnen-Weisdorn, JD, LLM, MBA

Practitioner Instructor of Business Law
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Gia Honnen Weisdorn is a practicing attorney with the Law Offices of Gia Honnen Weisdorn, a firm with clients in the fields of entertainment, the Internet, biotechnology, and technology, among others. Since 2001, Professor Weisdorn has taught business law, eLaw, international law and negotiations at the Graziadio Business School. She has taught in each of the Graziadio School's MBA programs as well as in its undergraduate program. She began her legal career as a labor lawyer with a major California law firm. She is the former general counsel for two public companies, where in each case she was responsible for supervising all legal matters pertaining to the company. She served for several years as a staff theatrical production attorney for a major motion picture studio. Professor Weisdorn is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar honors graduate of Columbia Law School (LL.M.) and graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law (JD). She holds an MBA with a finance concentration from Pepperdine University.

Education

  • Columbia University, Master of Laws
  • University Of San Diego, Juris Doctor

  • Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Master of Business Administration

  • University Of San Diego, Bachelor of the Arts

Honnen, Gia L. , Casenote, Continental Casualty Co. v. Robsac Indus., San Diego Law Review , Vol. 29, No. 2 (Weisdorn, 1992).

Weisdorn, Gia H., Linnea B. McCord and Melanie Stallings Williams, Directors' and Officers' Insurance: Don't Leave Home Without It!, The State Bar of California Business Law News, Issue 1 (2006).

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School

Magna Cum Laude, University of San Diego School of Law

American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Corporations

Gia Honnen Weisdorn and Linnea Bernard McCord, The New Federal Attorney Professional Conduct Rules: The SEC's Implementation of Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 & Implications for California Attorneys, presented at Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Palm Springs (February 2003).

Linnea Bernard McCord and Gia H. Weisdorn, Recent Developments in Employment Law, presented at Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies Annual Conference, Palm Springs (February 2002).

Linnea Bernard McCord, Gia Honnen Weisdorn, Kim Greenhalgh, Abolishing Workplace Bullying: The New Civil Rights Law for the 21st Century, presented at Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 2001)

Graziadio Business Review

A No Fault Approach to Recouping Executive Compensation

D & O Policies: Greater Risks Less Coverage

Blowing the Whistle

 

Topics

  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Law/Governance
  • Current Research or Projects