Blank Rome’s Entertainment attorneys provide legal advice and counsel to the entertainment and new media industries.
We represent our clients in matters that are relevant to every aspect of the entertainment industry, including:
Our clients include motion picture and television studios, music recording and publishing companies, high profile actors, writers, directors, producers, distributors, recording artists, talent and sports agents and agencies, talent and business managers, independent production and distribution companies, video game and other interactive developers, publishers and agents, musicians, models, athletes, and entertainment guilds.
Entertainment & Commercial Litigation
Blank Rome entertainment litigators represent studios, production companies, financiers, investors and venture capitalists, banks, television networks, producers, "show runners," domestic and international distributors and sales agents, directors, writers, actors, singers, composers, athletes, talent and sports agents and talent and business managers in a wide array of complex, high stakes business disputes. We have deep familiarity with all aspects of the entertainment industry.
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Blank Rome’s business restructuring and bankruptcy group represents both creditors and debtors in a broad range of bankruptcy, reorganization and workout matters in and out of court. Our team handles matters throughout the United States, and we are nationally recognized for our corporate practices in New York, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. Chambers USA, states that “This ‘top-rate firm’ maintains its strength in complex bankruptcy matters...Clients value the ‘highly intelligent lawyers who are always accessible, even if they are at a senior level.’”
Employment, Labor & Benefits
Our labor and employment lawyers navigate the complex web of federal, state and local laws and regulations that affect the entertainment industry. Chambers USA notes that Blank Rome is ““Admired for its broad [skill] in the labor and employment sector . . . Clients appreciate the ‘consistently effective practice’ for its ‘absolute dedication’ and ‘uniformly good work.’ ”
We open doors and are welcomed on both sides of the aisle. We understand the legislative and administrative process in Washington, Sacramento and Los Angeles and serve as communicators, business strategists, issue managers, persuaders and advocates for businesses and organizations.
Intellectual property assets are the life blood of the entertainment industry. Blank Rome’s intellectual property practice covers every aspect of domestic and international patent, trademark, and copyright law for clients in the entertainment and gaming industries. The National Law Journal has rated Blank Rome as one of the top 10 patent litigation firms in the country.
Blank Rome’s highly regarded matrimonial attorneys counsel individuals and couples in all legal aspects of marriage, from planning and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, to separation agreements and divorce. In each case, the goal is to achieve the best, most expeditious result for the client through negotiations, alternative dispute resolutions and, when necessary, in court.
Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity
“This sophisticated corporate/M&A practice receives much client praise for its ‘outstanding service and dynamic, entrepreneurial approach,’ ” Chambers USA noted. Our presence on the Pacific Rim is highly valued by our clients who are developing new opportunities in Asia.
Our team of white collar attorneys assist companies and officers who face government criminal and regulatory investigations, congressional inquiries, whistleblower’s accusations, or self-discovered misconduct. We defend against the allegations, while mitigating the damage to the corporation’s or individual’s reputation. The best defense requires a combination of skilled investigative tactics, savvy media relations, effective negotiating strategies, and a seasoned trial and appellate team.