Andrew Beyda

“The small seminars were really fabulous. You delve into the law in such fine detail. And because the professors are practitioners and some of your classmates are LLM students who are in practice, you really get a view of the law in practice.”
Andrew Beyda
“The small seminars were really fabulous. You delve into the law in such fine detail. And because the professors are practitioners and some of your classmates are LLM students who are in practice, you really get a view of the law in practice.”

Andrew Beyda

JD ’14

Andrew wanted to work in the music industry, and after some research, he realized that intellectual property—specifically copyright law—would be the right fit for him. He chose GW Law because of its renowned intellectual property law program and its location in D.C., where public policy is decided. “What happens here affects everything in the field,” he says, “so I knew this was the place to be.”

During law school, Andrew held summer law clerk positions at Concord Music Group, the U.S. Copyright Office, and the law firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman LLP. He also was quite active in the GW Law community, serving as Social Vice President of Lambda Law and Vice President of Programming of the Student Bar Association, as well as a member of the GW Law Promissory Notes, the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, the Entertainment and Sports
Law Association, the Copyright Society of the USA, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Law. He also served as Creative Director of the GW Law Inns of Court Community during his 3L year.

Since graduating from GW Law, Andrew has practiced entertainment law at Concord Bicycle Music, the world's largest indie record label/music publisher.