Loeb & Loeb Expands Advanced Media and Technology Department in Washington DC and Appoints Chicago Partner Doug Masters as Deputy Department Chair
May 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Brian Nixon has joined the Advanced Media and Technology Department as an Associate in the firm’s Washington, DC, office. Nixon was previously an Associate at Davis Wright & Tremaine LLP.
Loeb & Loeb also announced that Chicago partner Douglas N. Masters has been named Deputy Chair of the Advanced Media and Technology Department.
Nixon counsels clients ranging from financial institutions and agencies to marketing and media companies on mobile, on-line, privacy and regulatory matters, including mobile payments.
“We are thrilled to add Brian to the team,” said Kenneth Florin, Co-Chair of the Advanced Media and Technology Department. “His depth of experience in mobile commerce and payments enhances our national payments and technology platforms. And growing our bench in Washington, DC, is a top priority for us,” he added.
Nixon also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of content, programming and development deals. He served as a law clerk at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.S. degrees, cum laude, in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Maryland.
As Deputy Chair, Masters will help to oversee strategic practice growth, plan and implement integrated business development initiatives and support departmental recruiting efforts.
“Doug’s leadership in the areas of IP, advertising and unfair competition counseling and litigation, and his many years of experience working with some of the country’s best known brands, provides him with a unique and valuable perspective,” said James Taylor, Co-Chair of the Advanced Media and Technology Department.
Masters helps sports leagues, teams and advertisers protect and exploit their branding, marketing and other intellectual property assets. He has counseled major corporations and prominent individuals in a variety of matters involving trademark and copyright clearance, registration, policing and enforcement, and comparative advertising; as well as consumer protection issues, such as allegations of deceptive or unfair advertising and marketing practices and unfair competition. He also has extensive experience advising companies in domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and matters and litigation relating to the unique issues of online marketing and advertising.
Masters commented, “Our work for clients in these areas is booming and I’m pleased to be in a position to help manage the continued growth of the department and to help maintain our market-leading standards for service and innovation.”
About the Advanced Media and Technology Department
Loeb & Loeb’s nationally-recognized Advanced Media and Technology Department is a multidisciplinary team encompassing several of the firm’s practice areas, including: Advertising and Promotions; Emerging Media; Marketing and Advertising Regulatory; Privacy, Security and Data Optimization; and Technology and Outsourcing. The Advanced Media and Technology Department provides counsel for anticipating, analyzing and addressing the many legal issues facing domestic and foreign companies as they employ and adapt advertising, emerging media and technology to compete in global markets. This multi-disciplinary platform allows for counsel regarding advertising, Internet, mobile, data security, licensing and distribution agreements, technology and outsourcing, anti-piracy strategies, cross-industry and international promotions, and regulatory compliance from one, coordinated legal team.
Attorneys in the department publish Loeb & Loeb's Advanced Media and Technology Law Blog at www.MediaTechLaw.Loeb.com, providing news, commentary and analysis on developing legal issues in the advertising, media, technology and outsourcing areas.
Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights; business litigation; energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, DC, as well as a representative office in Beijing.