Marty O’Toole holds a Bachelor degree in political science from St. Mary’s College in Minnesota, and a Juris Doctor from Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
During law school Marty worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa), and after graduating, became a member of the Illinois Bar. Thereafter, Marty moved to California to become an entertainment attorney, focusing on music industry legal issues, including drafting and negotiating contracts and advising clients, including on intellectually property issues, in federal district court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He continues as a member of The State Bar of California.
Expanding on his industry work through Assembly Entertainment, a company he created, Marty has managed musical acts as well as placed clients’ musical compositions in films. Additionally as a music attorney, Marty shopped musical acts, and submitted trademark applications with the Patent and Trademark Office as part of a larger legal practice.
Prior to teaching law courses at Musicians Institute for the Music Business Associate degree and Certificate programs, Marty has spoken at various seminars on copyright and trademark law, as well as for college courses on music business and music law, including at UCLA.