Alexia Bedat

Associate

Alexia’s clients range from podcast and audiobook production companies to documentary filmmakers and studios. Her practice includes pre-publication and pre-broadcast review; fair use analysis; IP licensing; negotiating and drafting development, financing and distribution agreements and, acting as production counsel in the film, television and audio industries. As part of her work, Alexia seeks to help content creators develop their IP responsibly, keeping in mind the implications of constantly evolving technologies and emerging distribution models. 

Alexia is passionate about the podcast/audio space and a regular speaker on legal trends and developments in the media & entertainment industries generally, including appearances at South by Southwest (SXSW), ARinAction, PodFest, Clubhouse (Podcasting, Seriously), Velocity of Content and the Binge Factor podcasts. She was recently named to Women in Business Law’s 2021 “IP Rising Star” list.

Prior to joining Klaris, Alexia worked as a law clerk at BuzzFeed, where she supported the news team, and as a paralegal at law firms specializing in media law in both London and Paris. She holds a law degree from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. She continues to TA at the Columbia Journalism School and is a member of several Media Law Resource Center Committees, including serving as the former Co-Chair of the Pre-Publication/Pre- Broadcast Committee and current Co-Chair of the newly launched Media Deals Committee, where she organizes educational calls with and for colleagues from the media bar and entertainment executives. 

Born in Switzerland, Alexia is fluent in French, splits her time between New York (where she is admitted to the Bar) and Europe, and is often looking for a place to dance salsa in between.