As lead counsel for data privacy, cyber and live entertainment at Hendricks Law, P.C., John Stephens stands at the forefront of information privacy, digital marketing, new media and entertainment-related legal issues. He is known for his wide-ranging practice covering data security, intellectual property licensing, specialty insurance coverage and litigation, and media and entertainment transactions and litigation, plus numerous and varied matters involving live music festivals.

Mr. Stephens represents media entities, national and worldwide entertainment and sports companies, magazines, television and radio stations, production companies, entertainment technology companies, computer technology companies, and online content and software providers. He also has served clients in manufacturing and the financial and insurance industries.

Prior to joining Hendricks Law, Mr. Stephens spent nearly 20 years as a media and entertainment litigator and trial attorney at Sedgwick LLP, chairing the Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, as well as the Live Entertainment Group.

Mr. Stephens was elected to the board of directors of the National LGBT Bar Association, the country’s largest organization of LGBT legal professionals in 2015, and he served as co-chair and treasurer on the national board of directors for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from 2010–2013. He also was the chair of the diversity committee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, as well as a chair of the diversity committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Admitted to the State Bar of California

Practice Areas
Cyberlaw, Entertainment, Technology

Education
BS, Accounting, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with highest honors
JD, Rutgers Law School-Camden, with high honors

Court Admissions
California State Courts
US District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California

Affiliations & Memberships
Beverly Hills Bar Association
LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Copyright Society
San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Designations
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)