Alexia Bedat | Columbia Journalism School

Alexia Bedat

Adjunct Faculty

Alexia Bedat is an associate at Klaris law.
Bedat focuses her media and entertainment practice on pre-publication and pre-broadcast review of print and audiovisual content; fair use review and IP licensing matters; negotiation and drafting of
development, production and distribution agreements in the film, television and podcast industries; and, generally advising clients on the legal implications of developing technologies, including artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality.
Having obtained her law degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK, Bedat moved to New York to pursue her career in the United States and completed an LL.M. at Columbia Law School. There, she focused on First Amendment and media law, volunteered at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Law School. 
Prior to joining Klaris Law, Bedat worked as a law clerk at BuzzFeed, where she supported the news team. She has also worked with law firms specializing in media law in both London and Paris.
Bedat continues to T.A. at the Columbia Journalism School and is a member of several Media Law Resource Center Committees (currently serving as co-chair of the MLRC Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Committee). She is also an AR/VR enthusiast, frequently addressing legal challenges in this area, including at SXSW in Austin (TX) and at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara (CA). Recently, she co-authored a chapter on data collection practices for VR/AR companies in Siegel on Entertainment Law.
Bedat is a dual citizen (Swiss/American) and grew up in Geneva, where she spoke French at home.