Alexia Bedat’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; general transactional matters 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 industry generally, including appearances at South by Southwest (SXSW), ARinAction, PodFest, Clubhouse (Podcasting, Seriously) and the Binge Factor podcast. 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. After her law degree from the University of Cambridge, Alexia completed an LL.M. at Columbia Law School. She continues to TA at the Columbia Journalism School and is a member of several Media Law Resource Center Committees, including Co-Chair of the Pre-Publication/Pre- Broadcast Committee, where she organizes educational calls with and for colleagues from the media bar.
Born in Switzerland, Alexia is fluent in French, splits her time between New York (where she is admitted to the Bar) and Europe, and often looking for a place to dance salsa in between.