James C. Brock, Attorney-at-law

Orlando/Lakeland, Florida

June 2003 thru Present

General transactional practice specializing in Entertainment and Health Law. From October 2006 thru March 2014 served primarily as a general counsel for Oglethorpe, Inc., a Tampa-based mental health care provider that owns and operates eight (8) in-patient psychiatric hospitals in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.


Corporate Legal and Business affairs

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

June 1975 thru May 2003

Served in various legal and business affairs positions (Attorney, Senior Attorney, Manager-Legal & Business Affairs, Director of Business Affairs, Vice President of Business Affairs) for CBS, Inc. (NYC), ABC Sports, Inc. (NYC) NBC Entertainment (LA), Universal Television (LA), and Warner Bros. Television (LA). Almost exclusively involved in negotiating and drafting contracts as well as advising management with respect to FCC regulatory matters. During his tenure at Universal Television
he was assigned as the sole business affairs negotiator for Dick Wolf, Executive Producer of Law & Order and Law & Order, SVU.


Judge Advocate, USAF; Private Practice

August 1970 thru May 1975

After graduating from law school, Mr. Brock served four (4) years as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the U.S. Air Force followed by approximately one (1) year in the practice of civil & criminal law in Largo, Florida. During his tenure with the Air Force, he spent one (1) year as clerk for the Superior Court, Kent County, Delaware.


Education:

Stetson university college of law

St. Petersburg, Florida

Awarded Juris Doctor; Class Standing: Upper one-third

January 1970

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

B.S. Advertising awarded by School of Journalism & Communications.

April 1967


Bar Memberships:

Florida

Admitted May 1970; Member of Health Law and Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Sections


New York

Admitted 1976 thru 2008 (Voluntary Withdrawal)


Additional Professional Activities:


  1. Certified and sat as Military Judge; Awarded Air Force  Commendation Medal. Attained the rank of Captain, USAF  Reserve.
  2. Attended Ford Foundation/Fred Friendly "Media and the Law Seminar."
  3. Guest Panelist for the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Sixth Annual Artist Symposium for Writers.
  4.  Guest Lecturer for Communications Law Committee's Meeting at the annual Florida Bar Convention.
  5. Author of "Fin-Syn Rules- An Update" for the Florida Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section Newsletter.
  6. Guest Lecturer, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar:  "Legal Issues In the Entertainment Industry."
  7. Advisory Board Member, public radio station KPCC-FMlicensed to Pasadena Community College, Pasadena,California.
  8. Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer- 2003 to Present.
  9. Director, Orlando Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
  10. Previous member of Orlando's WMFE  Development Committee & Cornerstone Society.

Experience

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JAMES C. BROCK

James Brock has had extensive experience in the Health Law field in the course of serving over seven years as general counsel for a mental health group consisting of eight in-patient hospitals and numerous affiliated partial Hospitalization programs. Prior to his return to private practice in Florida, he had extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiations while serving in various legal and business affairs positions in New York City and Los Angeles at CBS, ABC Sports, NBC Entertainment, Universal Television and Warner Bros. Television.