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  • Admitted to the New York State Bar

  • The Recording Academy, Associate Member

  • Hip Hop Caucus, Member

  • American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Industries Forum member

  • Cal Alumni in Arts & Entertainment Club, NYC Chapter member

  • New York State Bar Association Arts and Sports Law Section member

  • New York City Bar Association member

  • IndieConnect NYC Chapter member

  • Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Intellectual Property/Entertainment Law from Seton Hall Law School

  • International Entertainment Law and Comparative Media Law Certificate from Southwestern University School of Law

  • Master of Arts in Music Business from New York University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley

  • American Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law

  • ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition Second Place Winner

  • Order of the Coif legal honor society and National Collegiate Honors Society lifetime member

  • Public Interest Fellowship

  • Winner, Best Appellate Advocacy Brief

  • Seton Hall Law School Chancellor Scholar and Distinguished Scholar

  • University of California at Berkeley Alumni Scholar, GTE Scholar, and California Odyssey of the Mind Scholar

  • Adjunct Professor of Music Business, New Jersey City University

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Parsons School of Design

  • "Music Attorney Says Producers Should Always Get 50% of Publishing",  (July, 2019)

  • Tune Talks with Jeanne Giddens (2019)

  • "DMX producer hasn’t been paid royalties for a decade: suit", NY Post (April, 2018)

  • "Ruff Ryders Lawsuit: The Ultimate Lesson for Producers", DJ Booth (July, 2019)

  • “Understanding How Labels Avoid Paying Producers”, SoundPlug (January, 2018)

  • “Spotify Is Being Sued for $1.6 Billion”, (January, 2018)

  • “Snoop Dogg Likely Won’t See Jail Time”, (March, 2017)

  • “Bill of Lights: 4 New Rules for Sneaky Paparazzi”, Vibe Magazine (April/May, 2013)

  • “Get Rich and File Bankruptcy: The 50 Cent Business Model”, (July, 2015)

  • "The Best TV Shows About Lawyers, Ranked by Real Lawyers", Adweek (July, 2018)

  • The Integrity Right of an MP3, SETON HALL LAW REVIEW (2009)

  • "The Rise of Indie Hip Hop Artists", Break the Business Podcast (2016, 2019)

  • Named the #3 Music Law Resource on Twitter by CDBaby

  • Judge, Cardozo BMI Entertainment & Media Law Moot Court Competition (2018, 2019)

  • Interview on Uptown Radio1 (February, 2016)

  • “Cassandra Spangler, Esq.: Entertainment Attorney & Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Parsons, the New School for Design”, Native Society Interview (August, 2015)

  • Co-author of 2017 Lawline Continuing Legal Education Seminar “Federal versus State: Criminal Defense Comparison”

  • Co-author of 2010, 2011, 2015 New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminars, “Guidelines to Federal Sentencing”, “Federal Criminal Update”, and “Sentencing Guidelines & Caselaw Update”

  • Speaker on the Hip-Hop Retreat Week “Law Lingo” Panel (August, 2016)

  • Speaker at the IC-NYC Music Business Workshop & Artist Showcase,  ”Intraband Agreements: The Musician’s Pre-Nup” (July, 2013)

  • Interview on KJAG Radio (July, 2013)

  • Never Mind the Majors: The Cultural Advantage Independent Punk Rock Record Labels Have in Surviving the Transition to the Digital Age, New York University Colloquy (2006)

  • Speaker at the 2013 IndieConnect Virtual Music Conference, “Intellectual Property Primer: The Difference Between a Patent, a Trademark, and a Copyright” 

  • “Q&A with Our Attorney”

  • Featured on What’s the Difference? Music Blog (August 14, 2013)

  • Guest on the Rew & Who? Show (August, 2011)

  • Panelist on the Mach 1 Music Conference Call for Unsigned Artists  (August, 2012)

  • Celebrity Judge, Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes NYC Edition (2015, 2016, 2018)

  • Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

  • Children of Promise

  • New York Cares

  • Gobble, Gobble Give

  • Seton Hall Law School, Public Interest Auction Fundraising

  • Hands On Bay Area

  • WYSE Mentorship Program

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