Patricia Crown has been an active member of the American Theatre Wing Advisory Committee since its inception in 1993. Patricia runs her own law office and was formerly with Coblence and Associates. Prior to joining the predecessor to that firm in 1992, she spent five years as a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. She began her legal career as a corporate attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Ms. Crown has a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law where she was elected to Order of the Coif, an M.A. from the University of Rochester in Paris and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Crown lived for 10 years in Paris, France where she worked as a translator, interpreter and production assistant in the motion picture industry. For the last 25 years, Ms. Crown has practiced exclusively in the field of entertainment law, with a particular focus in theatre, film, publishing and copyright. She represents theatrical producers both in the U.S., France, England and China, French motion picture production companies, U.S. independent film producers, dance companies, cable television companies and authors.