CDAS LLP Announces Two New Partners

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is pleased to announce Briana C. Hill and Benjamin Jaffe as new partners. Briana works in the firm’s Beverly Hills office; Ben is based in its New York office.

Briana C. Hill is a transactional attorney in the firm’s entertainment group and primarily counsels clients in general entertainment and intellectual property law matters, focusing on television, film and digital media. She represents production companies, studios, distributors, content creators, and rights holders in all aspects of development, production, and distribution.

Briana has worked on a variety of scripted and unscripted television projects for network, cable television, and SVOD/AVOD platforms, both independent and studio-based motion picture projects, as well as digital and podcast productions. She also has experience counseling clients regarding copyright, trademark, and branding issues.

Benjamin Jaffe is a transactional attorney in the firm’s corporate and entertainment practice groups.  Ben handles cutting-edge transactions across a broad range of digital media and entertainment projects.

Ben represents clients primarily in the digital media and emerging content/technology industries, with a particular focus in music tech, podcasting, advertising/strategic brand partnerships, and digital video content.  In his corporate practice, his clients frequently engage him as outside general counsel where he handles a wide range of legal and business affairs matters.

In digital media/entertainment, Ben represents established and emerging digital content and technology platforms seeking to license, acquire, develop, and distribute music, audio content, and video content on or through their service.  He also represents prominent podcast networks where he regularly prepares and negotiates content acquisitions and development deals, as well as high level celebrity talent and influencers looking to extend their brands into podcasting and digital video platforms to build innovative and rapid growth businesses in the audio and digital media space.