​​Caz McChrystal

Office: 430 CPS
Curriculum Vitae
Feature Story

Professional Title:
Professor of Business-Law


  • Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wis., May 2007
  • B.M. in Business/Management, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass., August 2003



  • Associate Professor of Business Law, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Fall 2010-Present
  • Instructor, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music, Fall 2003-Spring 2004
Courses Taught/Developed
  • The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • International Business Law (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • Intellectual Property Law Seminar (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • International Economics & Finance (Berklee College of Music)

Current Litigation/Service:

Lead Counsel for Plaintiff in Brownmark v. Comedy Partners, et al., a copyright infringement lawsuit on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Intellectual Property Counsel for Milwaukee Irish Fest (Manage copyright and trademark assets, negotiate music licensing agreements with third party licensees, and provides pro bono legal services for musicians).


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Alhadeff, Peter & McChrystal, Caz, Inflation and U.S. Music Mechanicals, 1976-2009, 13 Global Business and Economics Review 1 (2011)
  • McChrystal, Caz, Review: Allen Bargfrede and Cicily Mak, Music Law In the Digital Age, 10 Music & Entertainment Industry Edcuators Association Journal 188(2010).
  • McChrystal, Caz, The Dissonant Tune of International Harmonization and the Domestic Duration of Phonorecord Protection, 8 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertatinment and Technology Law 523 (2006)
Other Publications
  • McChrystal, Caz, "Intellectual Property and Performance Rights for Internet Radio," White Paper, published by Milwaukee Irish Fest, Spring 2012.
  • Alhadeff, Peter & McChrystal, Caz, Songwriter's Mechanicals Since 1976, The Music Business Journal, April 2010.
  • McChrystal, Caz, Avoiding the Copyright War of 2013, The Music Business Journal, July 2009.
  • McChrystal, Caz, Back to Mine, Billboard Magazine, July 25, 2009, p. 11.
  • McChrystal, Caz, The Unsound Policies of Sound Recording Protection, The Music Business Journal, April 2006.

University and Academic Service:

  • Guest speaker at Public Relations Student Society of America, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, March 14, 2012
  • Member of the Director of Advising search and screen committe, Spring-Summer 2011
  • Member of the School of Business & Economics Rules Committee, Fall 2011.
  • Guest Speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Art's Senior Arts Practicum, 2008-2011.

Professional Service & Experience:

  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in Brownmark v. Comedy Partners, et al.
  • Intellectual Property counsel to Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • Pro Bono legal counsel
  • Intellectual Property and Business Law practitioner, May 2007-August 2010
  • Columnist, Shepher Express, 2004-2007
  • Research Analyst for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, May-October 2003

Fields of Interest:


  • Intellectual Proper Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Transactional Law
  • Business Associations
  • International Business Law
  • International Transactional Law


Licensed to practice in:

  • Wisconsin
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association

Professional Development:

Continuing Legal Education

  • Legal Ethics 2010
  • Legislative History and Intent-Fact or Fiction?
  • Food Regulations in Wisconsin
  • MBA Concepts for Lawyers
  • Young Lawyers Leadership Division Conference​