Andrew H. Bart, an experienced trial lawyer and commercial litigator, is co-chair of the firm’s nationally recognized Content, Media and Entertainment Practice. Clients in the entertainment industry, particularly record companies, film studios, music publishers and artists, 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 12 years, Chambers USA has named Mr. Bart as one of the country’s leading lawyers in Media & Entertainment. Since 2015, he has been consistently recognized as a Band 1 attorney for the New York Media & Entertainment (Copyright) category. He is also ranked in the New York Intellectual Property (Copyright and Trademark) category.
In 2021, Legal 500 named Mr. Bart to its prestigious Copyright Hall of Fame currently composed of 10 lawyers who have received constant praise from their clients for the delivery of excellence. At the same time, Legal 500 also included him as one of only six individuals recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the category of Media & Entertainment Litigation and noted he “is an established name for copyright litigation, with a recent caseload involving music infringement and anti-piracy matters."
Mr. Bart has also been named one of the top litigators by Variety in its "Legal Impact Report," a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry, three times. In 2020, he was named one of the top New York “Power Lawyers” in America by The Hollywood Reporter. He has also been consistently recognized as a “Top Music Industry Lawyer” by Billboard from 2016-2021. In 2017, Mr. Bart’s milestone Second Circuit victory—Capitol Records v. MP3tunes—received an “Editor’s Choice Award” from Managing Intellectual Property magazine and earned him a spot among the National Law Journal’s “Intellectual Property Trailblazers.” In 2013, 2017 and 2018, Law360 recognized Mr. Bart as an “MVP” in the media and entertainment category.
Under Mr. Bart’s leadership, Jenner & Block’s Content, Media and Entertainment Practice was named as a “Practice Group of the Year: Media & Entertainment” by Law360 in 2019 for the sixth time. The practice was also previously recognized four times by Legal 500 US as the #1 copyright practice in the United States, and twice with the Chambers USA “Award for Excellence.”
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 more than 40-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, multiparty mediations and settlement negotiations. Mr. Bart also serves as a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.