Vedder Price

Media & Entertainment Vedder Industry

Vedder Price's Media & Entertainment team has the experience, resources and capabilities to help you navigate the dynamic and complex environment in the media and entertainment field—one driven, in large part, by the impact of the Internet and other technologies. We understand the evolving legal issues and trends in this sector, including the interplay of laws, customs and practices of multiple jurisdictions that can apply to the creation and distribution of news and entertainment products.

You can expect substantial legal experience and industry knowledge in the evolving area of media and entertainment, delivered by an interdisciplinary team with a shared and sustained commitment to outstanding service.

Broad media and entertainment industry credentials. For more than two decades, our attorneys have represented clients in all facets of the media and entertainment industry, including:

  • Advertisers
  • Film and television studios
  • Internet service providers
  • Organizations participating in the radio, theater, visual arts and design sectors
  • Publishers of news, music and other artistic and creative content
  • Software and other multimedia entities
  • Television, musical and theatrical talent

 

Learn more about our capabilities:

Litigation and Disputes

Our Media & Entertainment team regularly represents clients in matters involving class action defense litigation, insurance, talent/production and other contract disputes. We also have extensive experience supporting labor relations and employment issues, such as restrictive covenants and trade secret disputes, wage and hour violations, union issues and discrimination claims. Our breadth of experience spans many issues, including:

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • California Business & Professions Code § 17200
  • CAN-SPAM Act
  • Communications Decency Act § 230
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Consumer fraud
  • Data security and breach
  • Defamation
  • Digital trespass
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • FTC Act Section 5
  • Illinois Computer Crime Prevention Law
  • Illinois Consumer Fraud Act
  • Illinois Electronic Mail Act
  • Intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets)
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Lead generation
  • Mobile marketing
  • Negotiations
  • Newsgathering
  • Patent litigation
  • Right of access
  • Right of publicity
  • Social media
  • Spam
  • Telemarketing Sales Rule
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Unfair competition
  • Video Privacy Protection Act

 

Counsel for Managing Litigation Risk and Protecting Interests

Applying experience and unique perspectives from handling many types of disputes, our attorneys can provide counsel and services that help media and entertainment clients protect their interests and reduce the risk of litigation.

We can assemble a multidisciplinary team tailored to your needs—including attorneys from our Corporate and Labor & Employment practices, where appropriate—to provide advice related to:

  • Adopting and utilizing best practices
  • Developing and revising agreements
  • Pursuing deals, including mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Financing transactions
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Training employees related to labor and employment issues

 

Attorneys



Gabrielle M. Buckley

Shareholder



Bryan Clark

Associate



Christopher T. Collins

Shareholder



Sara B. DeBlaze

Counsel



Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder



Aaron R. Gelb

Shareholder



Meg Inomata

Associate



Blaine C. Kimrey

Shareholder



Ayse Kuzucuoglu

Associate



Esther Langdon

Solicitor



Daniel B. Lange

Shareholder



Blythe E. Lovinger

Shareholder



Jonathan Maude

Partner



Sadina Montani

Associate



Charles J. Nerko

Associate



Margo Wolf O'Donnell

Shareholder



Caralyn M. Olie

Associate



Cara J. Ottenweller

Associate



Thomas H. Petrides

Shareholder



Caitlin C. Podbielski

Associate



Jonathon P. Reinisch

Associate



Lisa M. Simonetti

Shareholder



Kenneth F. Sparks

Shareholder



Fleming L. Ware

Associate



Thomas M. Wilde

Shareholder