David Manella is an associate in the Transactions group. He was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts and co-president of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society. For his note, “Anything Goes: Regulating the Conduct of Money-Bundling Broadway Co-Producers,” David was awarded both the Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize and the New York State Bar Association Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship.

David earned his M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University School of the Arts. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in Government, with a secondary field in Dramatic Arts, from Harvard University. At Harvard, David was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Hoopes Prize for outstanding undergraduate thesis, “Redefining Stonewall: Changing Perceptions of Marriage Equality in the Gay Rights Movement from Gay Liberation to Present.”

David is also active in the theater industry. He serves on the board of directors of WP Theater, the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to producing the work of women and trans theater artists, and is a co-producer of the Broadway-bound musical Lempicka. 

Education

Columbia Law School (J.D. 2018); Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Editor-in-chief, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

Columbia University School of the Arts (M.F.A., Theatre Management and Producing, 2018)

Harvard University (B.A., Government, with secondary field in Dramatic Arts, 2014), summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Hoopes Prize for outstanding undergraduate thesis

Admissions

  • California
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