Asterix David Westphal, born 17.08.1969 in Hamburg.
Since 2014 professor at the Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Mannheim (University for Music Business, Creative Industries and Popular Music)
Since 2006 regular lecturer at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim for law (copyright law, media law), Bachelor and Master courses
Since 2006 owner of law firm (Rechtsanwalt Westphal) in Berlin in the field of music, media and entertainment law.
Since 2000 attorney at law, Frankfurt am Main.
1999 to 2005 Sony BMG Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, Director Business Affairs in Berlin and Munich.
1999 Consultant Business Affairs Media Ventures (company of film composer and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer), Los Angeles, USA.
1996 to 1998 Court trainee with focus on media and copyright law in Hamburg, Speyer (University of Administrative Sciences; focus on cultural management and media law) and Los Angeles, USA;
Degree: 2nd state examination.
1991 to 1995 law studies at the University of Hamburg (focus on media law);
Degree: 1st state examination.
1993 to 1996 running a music management company near Hamburg.
1986 to 1998 freelance journalist (music and culture) near Hamburg.
Since 1985 active musician (drums).