Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Lecturer in LawUSC Gould School of Law

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Work: (323) 549-6043
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 306E

last updated Thu, Aug 16, 2012

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief administrative officer and general counsel of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), responsible for all legal affairs and strategy, and for oversight of the organization’s legal, financial assurances, talent agency relations, government affairs and public policy, EEO/diversity, human resources, governance, foreign royalties, and administration departments. He also oversees the legal aspects of collective bargaining and contract enforcement for all SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements.On behalf of SAG-AFTRA, he serves as an officer of the SAG-Producers Pension and Health Plans, a member of the board of SoundExchange and the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, and a delegate to the International Federation of Actors (FIA). Previously, Crabtree-Ireland served as Screen Actors Guild's deputy national executive director and general counsel, and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. At USC Law, he focuses on international law and legal issues, and co-teaches the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition class.

Crabtree-Ireland serves as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, a State Bar-appointed special master, and the chief financial officer of the Conference of California Bar Associations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Labor & Employment Law Section executive committee. He also serves as a member of the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. Crabtree-Ireland is a past co-president of the Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

Crabtree-Ireland received his Bachelor of Science in foreign service with a concentration in international relations, law, and organizations from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers.