Media, Entertainment and Technology

Industry Group Leaders

Ruth E. Fisher Century City
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Scott A. Edelman Century City
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Orin Snyder New York
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Media, Entertainment and Technology Group is one of the world's leading practices.  We represent both established and emerging media, entertainment and technology companies and handle our clients' most important and complex corporate and intellectual property transactions, litigation, antitrust, internal investigations and other legal challenges.  With more than 70 members with various substantive areas of experience and knowledge of media, entertainment and technology properties, the practice can handle even the largest matters.  As a global law firm, we are also able to draw upon the additional resources of more than 1,200 lawyers in the firm's 20 offices.

Our litigators are well-known for their decades of experience in handling the full array of media and entertainment-related matters, including accounting, contract and profit participation disputes and enforcing film and television distribution agreements.  We are leaders in conducting sensitive investigations and are renowned for our First Amendment practice.  We have defended and prosecuted high-stakes copyright disputes, as well as trademark, rights of publicity, patent and other IP-based matters.

Our transactional lawyers are recognized for their comprehensive capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, complex film finance transactions, and joint ventures.  They handle presales of media rights; acquisitions and dispositions of catalogs, copyrights and name and likeness rights; television output and film distribution agreements; as well as the full range of corporate transactions that cut across industry lines.

A substantive part of our transactional practice is our significant intellectual property transactions practice, with deep industry knowledge in a variety of areas, including: content licensing across all media; brand-related agreements; data security and privacy issues; data acquisitions and transfers, including regulatory issues; software-related transactions including those arising in the context of cloud computing; hardware agreements including manufacturing, supply, VAR and distribution and services agreements; and patents, including patent licensing, patent pools, and the acquisition and disposition of patents and patent portfolios.