We are pleased to announce that Chris Meazell has joined us as a Partner in the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media & Regulatory groups.
Mr. Meazell has extensive experience solving complex business problems through advocacy and counseling. He represents clients in a wide range of matters including contract and content licensing disputes, business torts, cases involving trade secrets and unfair competition, patent, copyright and trademark infringement, as well as the direction of regulatory and legislative strategy and compliance. Mr. Meazell has particular expertise representing media companies of all sizes.
Over his years of practice, Mr. Meazell has successfully defeated or resolved numerous patent infringement claims through litigation, USPTO proceedings and negotiation in areas such as livestreaming software, radio broadcast automation, network security database access, and structured news release generation and distribution systems. He has successfully defended an auction house from civil RICO claims relating to titling. His media experience includes defeating a suit seeking TRO and injunctive relief to stop the broadcast of a top-rated reality television show, negotiating multi-party management and royalty sharing agreements among recording artists, and resolving a long-running dispute over streaming royalties for resurrected vintage television programming.
Prior to law school, Mr. Meazell was a professional musician with extensive recording and performance experience. Currently, in addition to his legal practice, Mr. Meazell is a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Mr. Meazell earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law cum laude in 2001 where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review.