The Cases that "Rocked" the Entertainment World in 2021



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January 26, 2022
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About the Program

This program covered many of the important case decisions, issues, and trends in the world of Entertainment Litigation in the past year, and the possible ramifications for future litigation, including topics such as copyright infringement (music, film, & Internet), breach of contract, defamation, and right of publicity, among others.

Meet the Speakers
Marc Toberoff


Partner, Toberoff & Associates, P.C.

Marc Toberoff is the founding partner of Toberoff & Associates, and a leading attorney in the area of copyright and entertainment litigation.  Called the “legal Man of Steel” and a “superhero to rights holders” by Variety, and a “brilliant crusader for the little guy” by The New York Times, Mr. Toberoff is a relentless, dedicated advocate of creators’ rights. Mr. Toberoff has successfully represented numerous high-profile clients in a wide variety of intellectual property and entertainment transactional matters, ranging from the children of James Brown and Ray Charles, respectively, to the heirs of Jerry Siegel, Superman’s co-creator, and the family of Jack Kirby, the artistic genius behind most of Marvel’s superhero franchises.

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Pierre B. Pine


Partner McPherson LLP

Pierre Pine is a partner at McPherson LLP, and has been practicing law since 2001.  He began his career as an associate with Parker Mills & Patel LLP, handling various complex business litigation matters.  Mr. Pine joined McPherson LLP in September 2006.

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Kevin (K.J.) Greene


Law Professor Southwestern Law School

A graduate of the Yale Law School and a U.S Marine veteran, Professor Kevin J. Greene is the John J. Schumacher Chair Professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches Copyright Law and Entertainment Law. 

Professor Greene’s award winning scholarship explores copyright, trademark and publicity rights issues, including abusive trademark litigation, idea misappropriation as a Hollywood business model, and the impact of intellectual property law on African‐American creativity. Greene was the first legal scholar to analyze how IP doctrine facilitated expropriation of African‐American music and culture. 

Professor Greene practiced law in New York at the premier firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, representing companies such as Time Warner/HBO, and at a top New York entertainment law boutique firm, where his clients included film production companies, film director Spike Lee, and music artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Brown, and the seminal rap group Public Enemy. 

As an expert witness‐consultant in copyright and IP cases, Greene worked with funk music legend George Clinton in a landmark copyright case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Peter J. Anderson


Partner Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Peter Anderson has over four decades of experience in copyright and entertainment litigation. He has represented record labels, music publishers, recording and performing artists and others in a range ofn intellectual property matters, including copyright infringement, breach of contract, unfair competition, and trademark matters, in trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

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