Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard LLP (CDAS) is a media, entertainment and IP boutique firm that is well-respected in the industries we serve for our extraordinary commitment to our clients; for integrated, relationship-based services; and for a deep range of capabilities and industry knowledge. CDAS distinguishes itself in the market by offering sophisticated, efficient, value-added service in transactional work and litigation.

CDAS attorneys have been ranked by Chambers and Partners USA and the Firm is a 2020 Best Lawyers/US News “Tier 1” law firm nationally in Media and Entertainment.  In addition to its commitment to its clients, CDAS is dedicated to the goal of being a firm that breaks down traditional barriers and was designated a “Best Firm for Female Attorneys” and “Best Firm for Female Partners” in Law360’s 2018 Glass Ceiling Report.

At CDAS, we strongly support impactful and meaningful relationships with each other and our clients. Our attorneys and business professionals flourish in this environment, resulting in exciting and growing practice groups that are linked closely to both traditional and emerging industries in media, entertainment and technology.


Attorneys who thrive at CDAS are dedicated to excellent client service, creating quality work product, developing creative solutions and taking a team-minded and entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law.

To learn more about opportunities at CDAS, please send a cover letter and resume addressed to the Lateral Hiring Committee to Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.


CDAS offers many opportunities for staff, including paralegal, administrative assistant and other positions. Please send a cover letter and resume to addressed to the CDAS Hiring Committee. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.


CDAS maintains a selective internship program in the fall, spring and summer. If you are a law student interested in applying for CDAS’s legal intern program, please send a cover letter, resume, and transcript addressed to the Intern Hiring Committee to  Applicants who have taken at least one course in copyright, trademark, media law and/or entertainment law will be given priority. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.