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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We provide

...excellent guidance and skills in legal and business affairs.

...personalized service, prompt responsiveness and beneficial, long-lasting relationships.

...reputable, resourceful, and highly professional representation.

...a focus on the needs of the client and the results to be achieved.

...enterprising and creative approaches to representing our clients and achieving their goals.

...efficiency without added layers of unnecessary lawyers and costs.

...creative and flexible billing practices.


Much of my professional experience has been spent in-house in the entertainment industry -- learning the inner workings of the music, television, video and online/mobile worlds.

At BMG International, I worked with an incredible team of talented executives around the world signing superstar artists, buying and selling catalogs and companies, and negotiating sophisticated licenses and distribution agreements, some of which were among the largest in the history of the business.

After going into private practice in 2000, I have represented...

...the major content owners -- Sony in setting up its first online venture in partnership with Universal, and EMI in negotiating its first agreement with Apple for the iTunes Music Store. and mobile distributors who drew on my industry and copyright experience to establish lincensing relationships with the content industries.

...Gracenote in its landmark digital lyrics licensing program which enabled music publishers to monetize lyrics for the first time.

...FremantleMedia for transactions regarding its television productions.

...Goldman Sachs, and many entertainment companies, serving as their special entertainment counsel to handle sophisticated due diligence and acquisitions.

Through it all, I have also maintained a traditional entertainment practice in music, television, film and theatre.

I was elected the first US President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and continue to serve in this capacity.

The entertainment industry has never been more challenging, both legally and as a business -- Liebenson Law looks forward to confronting these challenges along with our clients.

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