Daniel Sheerin

Daniel Sheerin is a transactional entertainment attorney in the firm’s Beverly Hills office. Daniel’s practice centers on the development, production and distribution of television and film in all of their evolving forms. He drafts and negotiates agreements for rights acquisitions, talent (writers, directors, producers, showrunners), production services and distribution, counseling clients on transactions with Netflix,

Scott W. Resnick

Scott W. Resnick is a transactional attorney in the firm’s Digital Media & Technology group, representing a variety of clients in the digital media, emerging technology, advertising, and podcasting industries. Scott works hand-in-hand with clients to negotiate and draft advertising and marketing services agreements, sponsorship and promotion agreements, branded entertainment agreements, podcast distribution and production

Sarah C. Odenkirk

Sarah Conley Odenkirk is a partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP, where she co-heads the Art Law practice group.  She is based in the firm’s Beverly Hills office where she has a core practice in fine art and emerging technologies, and advises clients on matters pertaining to navigating the art market, business transactions, intellectual

Nancy E. Wolff

Experienced in copyright, trademark and digital media law, Nancy E. Wolff offers full legal support to a wide range of traditional and digital media clients, including individual creators and multimedia companies of all sizes. She advises clients in areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark, and has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

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

J. Stephen Sheppard

Steve Sheppard, retired, is a Founding Partner of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, and was a leading transactional attorney with over fifty years of experience representing a broad range of individuals and companies in the publishing, digital, motion picture, television and other entertainment industries. His clients included award-winning film directors, leading journalists, network news

Ellis B. Levine

Ellis Levine is a widely-known and highly-respected attorney for the book publishing industry. A former Evecutive 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.

Briana C. Hill

Briana C. Hill is a partner and Co-Chair of CDAS’s Entertainment group and Co-Head of the firm’s Beverly Hills office. An industry leader in high-level entertainment transactions, Briana counsels clients in a range of sophisticated matters with a particular emphasis on development, production, and licensing deals in television, film, publishing, and podcasting. A trusted advisor

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