About Jan D. Breslauer, Esq.

Jan Breslauer, MA, MFA, JD has been in the entertainment industry for 25+ years. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Jan spent almost twenty years working with comedy legend Garry Marshall, and was one of his attorneys until his death in 2016. She now sits on the board of directors of, and is the attorney for, the Garry Marshall Theatre. Ms. Breslauer is Vice-Chair of Arts for LA, the preeminent arts advocacy organization in the greater Los Angeles area. She is a a member of the Dean’s Counsel at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law.

Ms. Breslauer’s writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and many other periodicals. Her articles on legal and governmental issues in the arts have been cited in Amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and in the United States Congressional Record.

Ms. Breslauer holds advanced degrees in Political Science, Theater, and Law, from the University of California, Yale, and Chapman University Fowler School of Law. She has taught at universities and graduate programs across the country, from Yale to UCLA and UCSD. She is Managing Partner of Dowdall Law Offices, A.P.C., and is married to Terry R. Dowdall, Esq. Together they have several rescue Basset Hounds and two draft horses.