Daniel M. Mayeda, a shareholder in the Los Angeles law firm of Leopold, Petrich, and Smith, specializes in litigation involving the media and entertainment industries. He has been named in Los Angeles Magazine as a “Southern California Super Lawyer.” Dan has been a longtime advocate for accurate and sensitive depictions of Asian Americans in the media. For over two decades, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and pro bono Legal Counsel of East West Players, the nation’s premiere Asian American theatre organization. On behalf of EWP, Dan helped lead a national multi-ethnic coalition of civil rights and media groups to persuade the four major television networks to increase the presence of people of color on screen and behind the scenes. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, as well as on the national Diversity Advisory Council for Comcast Corporation.