The firm regularly represents clients in the media, entertainment, and communication industries, with a number of attorneys who have served as General Counsel or senior-level counsel at leading media companies as well as at prominent national law firms. Working closely with our Intellectual Property and Corporate groups, the Media, Entertainment & Communications practice combines a depth of experience in corporate transactions and intellectual property with an understanding of the rapidly evolving businesses in which our media, entertainment, and communications clients operate.
Our attorneys have represented media and entertainment clients with interests covering a broad range of media and technologies. We have deep experience in publishing, cable and satellite television, IPTV, Internet and mobile video, and satellite radio, as well as the production and multi-platform distribution of television programming, streaming video, and motion pictures. The group assists both newly launched and established players in the media and entertainment industries on a variety of complex transactions, including negotiations of digital content distribution, affiliation, and production agreements, as well as a wide spectrum of entertainment, business, licensing, intellectual property, and talent matters. Our attorneys also advise clients in managing and growing their content partnerships, including exploiting new technologies, complying with MFN obligations, and solving partner disputes.
Our attorneys also have substantial expertise in handling telecommunications-related business transactions, including regulatory licensing (U.S. and foreign), technology-related export control, homeland security, and national security issues. We have represented U.S. and foreign-based telecommunications carriers and satellite companies with a full array of support and have represented clients dealing with the realignment of domestic and international regulations to adjust to rapidly changing communications technologies. We have provided assistance in acquisitions, sales, investments, joint ventures, and access to U.S. and foreign communications markets. We have advised banks and investment firms on the issues arising from holdings in communications companies and the methods for achieving goals by working with regulatory structures instead of running afoul of regulatory obstacles. We have had considerable experience in supporting the day-to-day operations of clients including monitoring and maintaining compliance with ever-changing regulatory obligations, and obtaining FCC space and earth station licenses and authorizations for international Section 214 authorizations to provide common carrier transmissions across borders. In all of these areas, our past experience as government policymakers and in-house counsel combine to produce a first-rate understanding of the law and policy necessary to provide top rate insight and the highest level of service to our clients.