PATRICK J. ALACH, Esq., is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California and is a Founding Partner of Longo & Alach LLP. His practice areas include all aspects of Entertainment Law, Business Law, Nonprofit Law, First Amendment Law, Privacy Law, and Legislative Advocacy.
In January of 2009, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review published Mr. Alach’s law review article, “Paparazzi and Privacy.” The California State Legislature adopted the legal theories contained in “Paparazzi and Privacy” and used them as a basis to successfully amend California’s anti-paparazzi statute, Civil Code §1708.7, in 2009. The following year, Mr. Alach and Longo & Alach LLP provided additional language for legislation to curtail invasive paparazzi conduct and protect Californians’ privacy rights. Several of these proposals were used and enacted in 2010. Longo & Alach LLP’s legislative efforts to bolster Californians’ privacy rights are ongoing.
Mr. Alach graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles as a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. While at Loyola, Mr. Alach gained admission to the Loyola Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review as a Staff Writer. The following year, the Loyola Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review elected Mr. Alach to serve on its Executive Board as its Chief Articles Editor. Mr. Alach also served as a Student Mentor, helping law students develop successful study plans and focused exam preparations. Additionally, Mr. Alach served as Professor Robin Kar’s Research Assistant.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Alach worked as a paralegal at Saul Ewing LLP. While there, Mr. Alach oversaw and administered the handling of several multi-million dollar complex litigation cases, including the In Re September 11th Litigation and the Robertson v. Princeton University matter.
Mr. Alach obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He received Bachelors Degrees in both History and Philosophy, and was a member of the National Dean’s List.