Adi Schnaps teaches the Corporate/Entertainment/Transactional Practice seminar as part of UCLA School of Law’s part-time externship program. She is also currently the Commercial Contracts Counsel for Honey, a fast-growing tech company based in Los Angeles that was recently acquired by PayPal. Adi works closely with, and provides commercial contract guidance to, the business teams leading Honey’s operations, growth, and product efforts.
Previously, Adi was Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for FMG, a multimedia entertainment, casino and retail company, where she was a trusted advisor to the CEO and executive team and oversaw the company's in-house legal department. Adi's background as a deep generalist allowed her to dynamically provide substantive review, analysis, and advice on contracts, disputes, litigation and various other legal and business affairs matter. She drafted, negotiated and advised on agreements across all divisions and verticals including product licensing, broadcasting, internet, casino, retail, publishing, marketing, human resources, construction and real estate. Before FMG, Adi was Corporate Counsel at SBE Entertainment Group, an LA-based hospitality and entertainment company after building her early legal foundation at the law firm of Venable, LLP.
Adi earned her B.B.A. summa cum laude from Hofstra University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law where she was Managing Editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. During law school, she externed for The Honorable Judge Dean Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Adi is a member of the California and New York Bars.