Charity Gates

Charity Gates is an associate working primarily in the fields of Art Law and IP. While in law school, Charity served as the Articles Editor of the International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review. She also completed internships at Louis Vuitton Americas, Christie’s, the New York State Supreme Court, and CDAS. Charity studied abroad in

Daniel Sheerin

Daniel Sheerin is a transactional entertainment lawyer in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Daniel’s practice centers on literary and intellectual property deals, often with sophisticated rights components and innovative elements, including transactions among industry leaders in film, television, book publishing, digital media, music, live events, and immersive media. He drafts and negotiates agreements for rights acquisitions,

Sarah Conley Odenkirk

Sarah Conley Odenkirk is a Partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, and Co-Head of the Art Law practice group, with a core practice in fine art, public art, blockchain technology, A.I., and other emerging technologies.  She is based in Beverly Hills where she Co-Heads the LA office, and is also licensed in New York,

Nancy E. Wolff

Nancy Wolff is a partner at the intellectual property, media and entertainment law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP located in New York, NY, and Beverly Hills, CA.  She represents a wide range of creative individuals and companies in all areas of digital media, art law, licensing, and publishing and serves as counsel

Kenneth N. Swezey

Kenneth N. Swezey focuses on transactional counseling in copyright, corporate, digital media, entertainment, publishing and other intellectual property and commercial matters.  He has substantial experience representing companies and individual clients in the emerging fields of digital media, social media and transmedia. He represents clients ranging from broadband television companies, well-known authors, publishers, entertainers, literary estates, visual

Scott J. Sholder

Scott J. Sholder, Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation group, focuses his practice on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in connection with entertainment, media, and intellectual property matters.  Scott represents and advises clients across various industries in copyright, trademark, right-of-publicity, unfair competition, domain name, and commercial and business disputes, as well as defamation defense.  He has

Ellis B. Levine

Ellis Levine is a widely-known and highly-respected attorney for the book publishing industry. A former Vice President and General Counsel for Random House, Inc., he primarily represents book publishers and authors in matters involving contracts, legal readings of manuscripts and copyright issues.

Andrea F. Cannistraci

Andrea F. Cannistraci is a transactional attorney with many years of experience in the motion picture, television and digital media industries. She has provided counsel to cutting-edge feature and documentary filmmakers, award-winning producers, major studios, leading cable networks, independent production companies, “new media” and web-based businesses as well as various not-for-profit organizations. Andrea has expertise in

Elizabeth Safran

Elizabeth Safran, nee Altman, is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation practice group, representing a variety of clients in copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. She regularly counsels clients on copyright registration and enforcement, as well as assisting clients with trademark issues, including U.S. trademark portfolio management and prosecution. Elizabeth earned her J.D. with