Andrew H. Bart is an experienced commercial litigator and is Co-Chair of the nationally recognized 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 seven years, Chambers USA has named Mr. Bart as one of the country’s leading lawyers in Media & Entertainment. Mr. Bart is recognized in Variety's "Legal Impact Report," a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry, and one of just 26 litigators selected. In 2013, he was named a “Media & Entertainment MVP” by Law360. He has also been named among the Legal 500 in the areas of Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media, Technology and Telecoms, and was previously recognized among New York Super Lawyers “Top 100”. Under Mr. Bart’s leadership, Jenner & Block’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice was honored with the Chambers USA “Award for Excellence” in 2014 and 2012, which recognizes the No. 1 media and entertainment practice in the country. The practice was also named as a “Practice Group of the Year: Media & Entertainment” by Law360 in 2013 and 2014. In addition, the practice is one of only three firms nationwide to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2014 Legal 500 Intellectual Property-Copyright category.
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 Division and 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.