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Five Jenner & Block Content, Media & Entertainment partners – Andrew H. Bart, Amy M. Gallegos, Julie A. Shepard, David R. Singer and Richard L. Stone – have been selected for inclusion in Variety’s 2015 “Legal Impact Report,” a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry. They are among only 26 litigators named in the report, which also includes in-house and transactional lawyers.
Each year, Variety profiles its choices as the best legal minds in the entertainment business, based on the impact they have had over the previous 12 to 18 months. Mr. Bart’s profile notes his recent complete defense victory for UMG and The Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement suit brought by Tuf America; the eight-figure jury verdict last year for record label EMI against MP3tunes; and his win against Grooveshark on behalf of UMG Recordings, Sony Music and Warner Music Group for massive copyright infringement of sound recordings. Ms. Gallegos and Ms. Shepard are recognized for their representation of Fox in its litigation against Aereo and Dish Network, as well as representing other broadcast clients.
In addition to his representation of Fox, Mr. Singer is mentioned for representing WME Entertainment and IMG Worldwide in a college athletes’ right of publicity suit and his work protecting the rights of copyright owners against the impact of digital technologies. Mr. Stone is noted for handling antitrust, intellectual property and commercial litigation, and particularly the Aereo litigation and his defense of SoundExchange in a high-profile antitrust suit brought by Sirius XM.