Benjamin R. Mulcahy is a partner in the Content, Media & Entertainment Practice and co-chair of the Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition Practice. Mr. Mulcahy represents major film studios, broadcast and cable television networks, retailers, consumer brands and their advertising agencies in all aspects of sports marketing, entertainment marketing and interactive marketing as well as in innovative branded entertainment and e-commerce initiatives.
Mr. Mulcahy helps media companies and major brands produce and distribute content, structure and negotiate marketing deals, and navigate the ever-changing legal landscapes that affect how their advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns are implemented across all media. He represents several of the major film studios, broadcast and cable television networks, retailers, consumer brands and their agencies in all aspects of sports marketing, entertainment marketing and interactive marketing as well as in innovative branded entertainment and e-commerce initiatives.
Mr. Mulcahy began his career practicing entertainment litigation, representing clients in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, profit participation, television and motion picture distribution, product placement, and production credit. He also litigated antitrust and civil racketeering cases in addition to serving pro bono as a Special Assistant City Attorney prosecuting gross-misdemeanor jury trials for the Los Angeles City Attorney Office.
Mr. Mulcahy has been ranked as one of the country's leading lawyers by The National Law Journal, which named him at the age of 36 to its annual "40 Under 40" list of leading lawyers under the age of 40. Daily Variety, one of the two leading entertainment industry publications, has recognized Mr. Mulcahy as a Game-Changing Entertainment Attorney in its Legal Impact Report, naming 50 lawyers whose deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment. Daily Variety has also named Mr. Mulcahy to its Dealmakers Impact Report, recognizing the deal makers who help make things happen in Hollywood. Mr. Mulcahy has received a prestigious Burton Award, one of the highest literary honors in law, for his legal writing on the virtual world Second Life, was named in 2014 by the Daily Journal to its annual list of the Top Entertainment Lawyers in California who are rapidly reshaping the movie, music and game businesses, has been consistently selected for inclusion in the annual editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading transactional Entertainment and Advertising Law lawyer, has been consistently named a Super Lawyer, Entertainment and Sports, in both New York and Southern California by the editors of Law & Politics, has been recognized by Lawdragon Magazine as one of the leading Film, Television and Advertising lawyers in America, and has been listed by the Legal 500 in its guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide as an elite “Leading Lawyer” for his marketing and advertising practice in the media and technology industries.