Andrew H. Bart is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer and is 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. In 2015 and 2016, he was recognized as a Band 1 attorney for the New York Media & Entertainment (copyright) category and was also ranked in the New York Intellectual Property (copyright and trademark) category. In 2015 and 2016, Legal 500 US recognized him as a “Leading Lawyer" in the area of Copyright, one of just 12 lawyers to make the elite, nationwide list. Mr. Bart has also been named one of the top litigators by Variety in its 2015 and 2016 "Legal Impact Report," a listing of the top lawyers in the entertainment industry. In 2016, he was named one of the top 100 entertainment “Power Lawyers” in America by The Hollywood Reporter and also recognized as a “Top Music Industry Lawyer” by Billboard, one of only 10 litigators on this exclusive list. In 2017, Mr. Bart’s milestone case–Capitol Records v. MP3tunes–received an Editor’s Choice Award from Managing Intellectual Property magazine. In 2013, he was named a “Media & Entertainment MVP” by Law360, and he 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 and recognized by Legal 500 US as the #1 copyright practice in the United States in 2015, marking the third time the practice has received this honor.
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 37-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.