Jenner & Block

Jared O. Freedman is an experienced litigator.  He represents clients in a wide array of new media, traditional media and other cases at both the trial and appellate level, with a focus on protecting intellectual property rights online.  Mr. Freedman has first-chair trial experience, and has taken a lead role in managing all aspects of complex civil litigation, including presenting opening argument, conducting direct and cross examinations of witnesses, arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions, and working closely with expert witnesses.

Mr. Freedman is a member of the Content, Media & Entertainment and Media and First Amendment Practices. He has substantial experience representing Fortune 500 companies, and clients regularly rely on him for some of their most complex and important litigation.  For more than a decade, he has worked on cutting-edge legal matters at the intersection of media, entertainment and new technology.  His practice includes successfully representing major media companies in high-stakes litigation involving  intellectual property online, and he has achieved victories for media clients in multiple defamation cases.  He has represented the interests of the record industry and recording artists in five proceedings to establish the royalty rates paid by Sirius XM Satellite Radio and by webcasters for their use of sound recordings.  Mr. Freedman’s practice has also included complex commercial litigation on behalf of clients in the hospitality, telecommunications and energy industries.  Mr. Freedman has proven expertise litigating cases at all levels of federal and state courts, as well as in regulatory proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Freedman has an active pro bono practice, including successfully representing a foreign national seeking asylum as a result of persecution in her own country and representing a death-row inmate in habeas corpus proceedings in Georgia.  He has also successfully represented a petitioner seeking a stay of deportation pending appeal in the United States Supreme Court, and has drafted amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals on a wide range of constitutional and other issues.  He is a member of the Firm's Ombuds and Hiring Committees.