Jan Feldman, Executive Director

Jan Feldman became Executive Director of LCA in May 2014. He has been a member of LCA's Executive Committee where he led the organization's fundraising efforts for most of the last decade. Before he joined the LCA Board of Directors, Mr. Feldman held board president positions on several non-profit arts boards, including the People's Music School, Arts Bridge and Mostly Music Chicago. He assisted those organizations in navigating challenging funding periods as well as transitions in their staff leadership. 

 

Mr. Feldman is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University Law School and has been a partner in several prominent Chicago law firms including Phelan, Pope & John, Holleb & Coff and, most recently, Perkins Coie. His legal practice concentrated on civil litigation in construction and high technology disputes.

 

Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director

Marci Walker joined Lawyers for the Creative Arts in 2004. She has advised clients in all areas of art and entertainment, including intellectual property protection for motion pictures, visual arts, music, dance and literary works. She serves as Chairman of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and formerly chaired the Chicago Bar Association's Media and Entertainment Committee, the Intellectual Property Committee of College Art Association, and the Fiscal Sponsorship Committee of Independent Features Project Midwest (IFP/ Chicago).

 

Ms. Walker is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago where she teaches entertainment law courses. She lectures widely on copyright law, including rights acquisition and transfer and overall best practices to manage copyright interests in creative works. She formerly taught an ABA certified course on intellectual property at Harper College and student taught a legal ethics course at her alma mater, the Univiersity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Walker earned her juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois.