Jeff Liebenson is a leader in media, technology and entertainment law, with extensive expertise in digital entertainment, international and intellectual property law. He has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  

Jeff is President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.

New York University School of Law, LL.M., Trade Regulation, 1982

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978

University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975

Trinity College

Memberships and Associations
President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers

Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA

American Bar Association, Entertainment ADR Committee

Practice Areas
Entertainment and Media

Digital Entertainment


Intellectual Property




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I have

...negotiated record company licenses for an international online music service specializing in playlist sharing and unlimited streaming.

...secured international rights from record companies and music publishers for an iPhone app developer.

...represented a major Wall Street investment bank in due diligence activities and acquisition negotations for the largest transaction in the history of the music publishing industry.

...devised and implemented a lyrics licensing program for a digital media company which enabled the music publishing industry to monetize music lyrics as intellectual property for the first time.

...negotiated a television producer's agreements with major record labels regarding tour, merchandise and recording rights for the top contestants in a popular music competition television program.

...pioneered the first deal for one of the major record labels to include its catalog in the iTunes Music Store.

...conducted due diligence on assets in a legendary music publishing catalog.

...acquired major record company licenses for use in digital jukeboxes and a subscription service.

...handled acquisitions and intellectual property licensing with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and other major financial institutions for a financial data and technology company.

...advised a mobile telephone handset manufacturer regarding copyright, IP and licensing issues.

...represented a major hockey league in negotiating creative technology deals to enable real time scoring and video delivery systems across arenas and broadcasters throughout the league.

...negotiated telecast agreements between a cable sports network and various professional sports teams and a major sports league.

...conducted due diligence on music and motion picture issues in connection with the sale of a motion picture studio.

...represented a well-known recording artist in licensing his name and likeness rights for use in a video game.

...advised an international background music service provider regarding content licensing and distribution agreements.

...represented a hedge fund and a Wall Street investment bank in connection with their joint acquistion of an interest in the song catalog of Daryl Hall & John Oates.

...provided representation for a recording artist and an international music publishing company in a federal court action for copyright infringement involving digital sampling of a sound recording.

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