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Overview

Amy Ortner is a skilled transactional attorney who focuses on the music and entertainment industry. She regularly advises clients on the acquisition, sale, and financing of significant music publishing, recorded music and other intellectual property assets, as well as on music and media content licensing. 

Amy represents a broad array of domestic and international entertainment clients, including major and independent music publishers and recorded music companies, entrepreneurs, pension and private equity funds, and closely held family businesses. Clients routinely seek her counsel with respect to copyright and chain of title matters, whether in preparation for sale or in due diligence, as well as content licensing for cutting-edge apps and other online businesses.  

Amy also provides counsel regarding ventures with talent, including high-profile branded entertainment transactions, and music and copyright issues relevant to the settlement of disputes.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Amy worked in business affairs at BMG Entertainment. She leverages her deep industry knowledge to assist clients in navigating an ever-evolving music and entertainment landscape.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.,

    Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

  • Washington University, A.B.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Recognition

  • Named "Up Next" Emerging Dealmaker in Variety's “Dealmakers Impact Report” (2013)
  • Named "New Star" by Lawdragon 500 (2006)