Cowan DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard LLP attorney Eleanor M. Lackman has been named a Law360 Rising Star. A Partner at the firm, Ms. Lackman is among one of 179 attorneys included in the full list and one of only 5 attorneys recognized for their dedicated work in the practice area of Media and Entertainment.
Law360’s “Rising Stars” recognition is reserved for top legal talent under 40 years of age and “whose legal accomplishments belie their age.” After carefully reviewing more than 1,100 submissions for the Rising Star distinction, Law360’s team of editors arrived at the list of attorneys under 40 hailing from 87 law firms and spanning 32 practice areas.
Ms. Lackman’s full Law360 Rising Stars profile will be published in the coming weeks.
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is pleased to announce that Scott J. Sholder has become a Partner of the Firm
Scott J. Sholder is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Scott represents individuals and companies in the entertainment, traditional and digital media, sports, and consumer products industries. His practice focuses on matters involving copyrights, trademarks, the right of publicity, and contractual and business disputes.
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard LLP Partner, Eleanor M. Lackman, and Associate, Joshua Wolkoff, have been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2016-17 term.
Ms. Lackman will serve on the International Amicus Committee. The committee provides expertise concerning trademark and other IP-related laws to courts and trademark offices around the world through the submission of amicus curiae briefs or similar filings.
Mr. Wolkoff will serve on the Young Practitioners Committee. The committee develops services and programs specifically designed for young practitioners who wish to advance their careers in the trademark field.
Inside Counsel’s Senior Editor & Community Manager, Rich Steeves, published a five-part series titled “Where Former Entertainment GCs Go Next” last week, which was prominently featured on the Inside Counsel website.
The series, which discussed the so called “third act” for successful general counsel, provided a comprehensive profile of CDAS and the services the firm provides to clients, while also discussing the appeal the firm has had for former GCs in their transition to a new environment.
CDAS Partners Aileen Atkins, Frederick Bimbler, Douglas Jacobs, Eleanor Lackman, Marc Simon and Stephen Sheppard were interviewed for the series. You can find a link to each part of the series below.
PART 1: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/04/27/third-act-where-former-entertainment-gcs-go-next-p
PART 2: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/04/28/third-act-where-former-entertainment-gcs-go-next-p
PART 3: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/04/29/third-act-where-former-entertainment-gcs-go-next-p
PART 4: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/04/30/third-act-where-former-entertainment-gcs-go-next-p
PART 5: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/05/01/third-act-where-former-entertainment-gcs-go-next-p
CDAS Attorney Doug Jacobs will be speaking at this year’s “CFX Live”, on March 25th, at 2:50. CFX Live is a conference hosted by CableFax with a central focus on the Television industry. Doug will be focusing his discussion on the topic of “over the top” (“OTT”) content distribution, and the relevant business and legal issues that must be addressed both short and long term. To learn more about this event, be sure to click here.
Following today’s earlier announcement that Former General Counsel of A&E, Doug Jacobs, was joining the firm as a Partner, Mr. Jacobs had an opportunity to speak with Jon Lafayette, Business Editor at Broadcasting & Cable, about the transition. Mr. Jacobs touched upon the current state of the Television Business, as well as the future of the business as it relates to new technology and developments.
You can find the full article here.
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (CDAS) is proud to announce that Doug Jacobs, recently Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel of A&E Television Networks, has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Jacobs’ practice will primarily focus on matters involving the cable television industry and the evolving digital media universe, building on his almost 20 years as general counsel at several major cable networks.
Recently, CDAS Partner Nancy Wolff hosted a webinar for the Digital Media Licensing Association which answered common questions about when you need releases when using visual images. The webinar is now available online for free, and is a useful resource for anyone publishing or displaying still or motion images and wondering whether permissions are needed from the subjects or property owners depicted in the content. The webinar footage can be found here.
CDAS Partner Eleanor M. Lackman will be participating in this PLI’s IP Issues in Business Transactions, which is scheduled for January 12-13, 2015. The event provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of the special considerations attached with Intellectual Property issues, while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company.
Ms. Lackman will be returning to the event as a faculty member, and will be speaking on a panel titled “Critical License Terms: A Clause by Clause Review”. More information regarding the event can be found here.
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (CDAS) is proud to announce that The Authors Guild has hired Mary Rasenberger to succeed Paul Aiken as executive director, on November 3. Currently a partner at CDAS, Ms. Rasenberger recently was director of the Library of Congress’s National Digital Preservation Program from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that spend 4 years at the Copyright Office as policy planning advisor and then senior advisor for public policy.
Guild president Roxana Robinson says in the announcement: “Mary brings with her exactly what the Guild needs today. She’s a proven leader, a brilliant copyright lawyer and–especially important to us–a devotee of the written word.” Nancy E. Wolff, a partner at the firm, said “I’m pleased that Mary will be taking a leadership role at the Author’s Guild; she is perfect for the position, as a strong advocate of author’s rights.”