Four Jenner & Block Content, Media & Entertainment partners – Andrew H. Bart, Kenneth L. Doroshow, Daniel A. Rozansky and Andrew J. Thomas – are recognized in Variety’s 2016 “Legal Impact Report,” a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry. Representing Jenner & Block’s coast-to-coast capabilities in the media and entertainment space, these four lawyersare among only 22 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.
In its profile of Mr. Bart and Mr. Rozansky, Variety highlights their representation of rap superstar Jay Z in a music sampling lawsuit in which he was a defendant; a federal district court quickly dismissed the suit. Mr. Bart is noted for representing music and film clients, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Bros. Pictures. Mr. Rozansky is noted for covering entertainment finance, implied-in-fact contracts, rights of privacy and publicity and reality TV, with clients including the Kardashians, Bunim/Murray Productions and Ryan Seacrest Productions.
In its profile of Mr. Doroshow and Mr. Thomas, Variety highlights their work in the fast-changing digital landscape where tech and content businesses overlap. Mr. Doroshow is noted for focusing his practice on intellectual property and content protection, with clients including trade organizations such as the Entertainment Software Association, the Motion Picture Association of America,the Recording Industry Association of America and several of their members. Mr. Thomas is noted for focusing his practice on intellectual property litigation, with clients including NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Fox.