Andrew H. Bart is an experienced commercial litigator and is chair of the Content, Media & Entertainment Practice. Clients in the entertainment industry, particularly recording companies, film studios and music publishers, seek his counsel on intellectual property issues and contractual disputes. His cases have resulted in precedent-setting decisions in copyright law, trademark law, the law of privacy and publicity, and artist-label relations.
For the past five years, Chambers USA has named Mr. Bart as one of the leading lawyers in Media & Entertainment. In 2011, he was named among New York Super Lawyers “Top 100.” He has also been named among the Legal 500 in the areas of Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media, Technology and Telecoms. Under Mr. Bart’s leadership, Jenner & Block’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice was recognized as a Band 1 practice in Chambers USA’s Media & Entertainment Category in 2012 and one of only three firms nationwide to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2012 Legal 500 Intellectual Property-Copyright category. Mr. Bart is AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.
Mr. Bart has extensive experience litigating jury and bench trials, representing clients in arbitrations and arguing appeals in several federal circuit courts as well as in the New York State Appellate Divisionand Court of Appeals. During the course of his 35-year career Mr. Bart has handled and tried a variety of complex commercial cases. His experience runs from securities litigation and SEC proceedings to partnership and joint venture disputes to a wide variety of contractual disputes. He has also conducted and concluded complex, multi-party mediations and settlement negotiations. Mr. Bart serves the firm as a member of the firm's Management Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.