Michael S. Overing owns and operates a law firm in Pasadena focused on entrepreneurial client issues for corporate clients and their principals, including entertainment and media entities. He has taught at USC since 1984, including courses and lectures on crisis communication, censorship, defamation and first amendment rights, digital rights management, intellectual properties, trade secrets, privacy, business formation, finance, transactions, litigation, and closure/winding up.
Overing received his law degree from Loyola Law School, his master’s degree from USC, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been widely interviewed and quoted in broadcast, digital and print media on issues ranging from privacy rights and censorship to copyrights and popular celebrity icons, and has qualified as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Superior Court. His present academic research is focused on digital social media and marketing, celebrity, and the historical speeches of President Lyndon B. Johnson related to ending the war in Vietnam.