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
CeCe Cole is an associate in the Litigation and Trademark practice groups. CeCe has represented clients in copyright, trademark, and commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts and regularly counsels clients on copyright and trademark matters, including copyright enforcement and trademark review and clearance. CeCe graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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,
Jason K. Berger is a Partner and Co-Chair of CDAS’s Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Berger has over two decades of experience representing clients on complex corporate legal matters and transactions, including, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, equity and debt financings, partnerships, joint ventures and licensing deals. Mr. Berger represents companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds,
Caitlin S. DiMotta began her career as an entertainment and business lawyer in 2006. She passionately represents the interests of artists, writers, personalities and creators. She has worked with clients on matters including the acquisition and licensing of media properties; option, development, and publishing agreements in the television, literary, comic book/graphic novel and motion picture
Joshua Sessler’s practice is at the intersection of digital media, entertainment and technology. Co-Chair of the firm’s Digital Media & Technology group, Josh has almost 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, investors, content owners and companies in the full range of corporate, intellectual property and internet technology legal matters. He represents a broad range of
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.
With over 40 years of experience as a negotiator and litigator, beginning in private practice, then with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for the last 35 years, Doug Jacobs has specialized in media and entertainment law and litigation. Prior to joining CDAS, Doug served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of A&E Networks, where, as a member
Alex Gigante is a leading publishing attorney with over forty years of experience who advises individual and corporate clients in a wide range of litigation, publishing, media, online and intellectual property matters. He also possesses significant expertise in antitrust and contract law, Sarbanes-Oxley, employment issues, and acquisitions of businesses and assets.
Jean Albertis a partner whose transactional practice focuses on general corporate and regulatory compliance, international criminal law, intellectual property, financing, technology, securities, data privacy, data security and international law. He regularly advises companies, governments and NGOs on transactions that involve international legal issues. He has experience in over 90 countries assisting clients in international joint