Briana Hill, Co-Head of the Beverly Hills office of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, joins Fred Bimbler and Simon Pulman in leading the firm’s Entertainment group, which includes televison (traditional to broadband), streaming, film, new media, talent, theatre and podcasting. The group assists clients with their entertainment projects through early development, the solicitation of investment, production and ultimate distribution, securing all necessary rights and negotiating agreements with top-tier talent.
Ben Jaffe joins Joshua Sessler in leading the Digital Media & Technology group that represents top digital talent, including game developers and distributors, digital agencies, production houses, broadband video networks, mobile app developers, podcasters and social media ventures. The group provides counsel to a wide range of social media, transmedia and mobile plays that are using emerging software and hardware technologies to create, develop and distribute content in new ways.
Just back from London, Fred Bimbler reports that the highly anticipated 6-part crime thriller, Baghdad Central, starring CDAS client Waleed Zuaiter, will soon debut on the UK’s Channel 4 and subsequently stream on Hulu. Watch the trailer.
CDAS achieved a Tier 1 ranking nationally for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television as well as Trademark Law. The firm was also ranked nationally in Tier 2 for Copyright Law. Within New York City, CDAS was ranked in Tier 1 for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television, Copyright Law and Trademark Law, and in Tier 3 for Media Law.
These competitive rankings are based on extensive client and peer review,
focused on practice group expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business
needs, cost-effectiveness, and other important parameters. Inclusion in “Best
Law Firms” is considered a significant achievement.
Five CDAS attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Nancy E. Wolff was also named a Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Trademark Law.
Published since 1983, Best Lawyers is highly regarded because lawyers are included on the “Best Lawyers” list based entirely on peer-review. The “Lawyer of the Year” awards launched in 2009 and are given to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized for each specialty and location.
Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.
The CDAS attorneys listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America are:
Frederick P. Bimbler Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
Susan H. Bodine Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television, Media Law
Andrea F. Cannistraci Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
Stephen Sheppard Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
CDAS partners Simon N. Pulman and Scott J. Sholder both earned Euromoney Legal Media Group “2019 Americas Rising Stars Awards” nominations in the categories of “best in media and entertainment” and “best in copyright and trademark,” respectively.
For the purpose of these awards, “rising stars” are defined as lawyers under the age of 40 on October 1, 2019. To review the full shortlist, click here. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on September 12th at The Pierre in New York City.
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is pleased to announce that Scott J. Sholder has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 and Under Hot List.”
Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 and Under Hot List” includes practitioners, all aged 40 or younger, that have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. by peers and clients. To view the complete esteemed list of litigation attorneys, visit Benchmark Litigation.