Jenner & Block

Incopro Legal Network member for the US

Jenner & Block’s Content, Media & Entertainment (CME) practice unites a set of highly skilled and nationally recognized lawyers who use their legal experience and business savvy to help content, media and entertainment companies succeed.

Whether they are known as premier copyright or trademark lawyers; experienced advisors on First Amendment, right of publicity or profit participation issues; business litigators; dealmakers; or something else, their lawyers have one thing in common: they understand the highly complex and constantly changing challenges distinct to companies in the content, media and entertainment industries.

Jenner & Block’s practice is a nationwide leader in helping content creators safeguard their intellectual property on the internet and in other advanced media. They combine deep industry insight, broad legal experience and the technological knowledge and sophistication to help clients protect their content across all media and platforms. Because of this experience, a broad array of companies with copyrights in valuable intellectual property — from record companies to motion picture studios to publishers to technology companies — regularly call upon them.

The firm has a rich history of handling some of the most important online copyright cases of our time, including MGM Studios v. Grokster, Viacom v. YouTube, WNET v. Aereo, Capitol Records v. Mp3tunes, Universal Recordings v. Escape Media Group (grooveshark.com) and Fox v. Dish. These groundbreaking cases have changed law and impacted the way business is conducted and content is delivered.

They continue to represent clients in significant pending litigations, including the Estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the late wife of author John Steinbeck, in a long-running dispute over the rights to the writer’s works; the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its record label members in separate copyright cases against ISP Grande Communications and Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape service; and Princeton University in UAB “Planner 5D” v. Facebook, a copyright infringement case involving machine learning technology.

Key contacts:

Andy Bart, Co-Chair, Content, Media & Entertainment Practice

David Singer, Co-Chair, Content, Media & Entertainment Practice

Alison Stein, Partner, Content, Media & Entertainment Practice

Awards and recognition:

  • Selected by Law360 as a “Practice Group of the Year” in Media & Entertainment every year between 2013 and 2017
  • Recognized by Legal 500 US 2019 as one of only six firms garnering Tier 1 recognition in the nationwide Copyright category
  • Recognized by Chambers USA 2019 as one of only eight firms to receive nationwide recognition in the category of “Intellectual Property: Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets”
  • Named Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 “National Copyright Firm of the Year,” “National Appellate Firm of the Year,” “Copyright Firm of the Year (East)” and a recipient of “Case of the Year” for the milestone case Capitol Records Inc. v. Mp3tunes LLC