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Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment law is a complex discipline not easily defined, one that requires its practitioners to combine many divergent skills: those of transactional and finance lawyers, of deal makers, of contract drafters and business affairs lawyers, of copyright, trademark and licensing lawyers, of employment lawyers and, most recently, new media and technology lawyers. While entertainment litigators, like entertainment lawyers, are to a large degree generalists, they are first and foremost, litigators. This chapter addresses a range of litigation subject matters frequently encountered in representing entertainment industry-related clients, with a particular emphasis on how these subjects are addressed in the federal courts.
The attached PDF extract of Chapter 126, “Entertainment,” by Michael P. Zweig, from Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Third Edition (Robert L. Haig ed.) (West & ABA 2011) is reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2011 Thomson Reuters.

Michael P. Zweig is a partner with the Litigation Group in the New York office. He has a diverse national litigation practice with an emphasis on complex litigation, business torts, entertainment, employment and advertising/media matters. Notable corporate representations have involved clients from a wide variety of industry groups, including media and advertising, financial services, film, television and theatre, real estate and insurance brokerage.