Jenner & Block

David Singer's primary practice areas are media and entertainment litigation and intellectual property disputes. He has represented major motion picture studios, broadcast and cable television networks, live entertainment promoters, newspapers, book publishers, marketing agencies, technology companies, and biotech firms. He counsels and represents clients in many areas, including copyright, trade secrets, trademarks, antitrust, right of publicity, and business disputes.  David has also represented some of the largest Internet websites.  He successfully defended claims in seminal litigation involving user-generated content and the Communications Decency Act, as well as the first known antitrust case brought against a large social media network.

David is currently representing the producers, director, and writer of the hit movie Gone Girl in connection with a copyright infringement claim.  He is also defending the network, producers, and writers behind The Mick TV series, now in its second season on FOX, in an “idea submission” lawsuit. 

David has also represented sports networks and litigated disputes involving television license agreements for professional and college sports, Super Bowl advertising, and the use of music in sports broadcasts.

In June 2016, serving as co-lead counsel, David represented News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc. and the National Association of Realtors in a high profile trade secrets lawsuit against online real estate portal Zillow and two of its senior executives, securing a $130M settlement for his clients on the first day of trial.  David also recently represented television broadcasters and copyright owners in some of the most closely watched copyright lawsuits affecting the television industry, including WNET v. Aereo and Fox Broadcasting Company v. DISH Network.

David is a Chambers USA “recognized practitioner” in the Media & Entertainment (California) category.  Variety's 2015 "Legal Impact Report" lists him among the top lawyers in the entertainment industry, and one of just 26 litigators selected.  In 2015, the Daily Journal ranked David among the “Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers” in California.  As a thought leader, David regularly presents on cutting edge legal topics like virtual reality.  He was recently interviewed by Inside Counsel to offer his insights on the threats facing video game developers and the available protections afforded by intellectual property laws.  David was named a "Rising Star" by Law360 in 2012 and by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2008. In 2006, he received the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award.

David is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the nationally recognized Content, Media and Entertainment Practice.  David is also part of the firm’s Trade Secrets and Antitrust practice groups.  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, he was a partner in a large international law firm.