Entertainment, Digital, & Sports
Jackson Walker’s Entertainment, Digital, & Sports Group leverages both its years of experience and full-service resources and capabilities to provide clients with valued advice in the multiple sectors and disciplines of the entertainment and sports industries, including with respect to their digital or “new media” matters.
Not surprisingly, the digital marketplace has quickly become the focus of Jackson Walker’s clients within entertainment, sports, and across other commercial industries. Advances in new technology are leading to new fields of industry and, in turn, new legislation and precedent-setting cases on a seemingly regular basis. The multidimensional development of the new digital age, together with the globalization of financing, production, distribution, and licensing, is driving change at a speed and level of complexity never before encountered.
Clients turn to Jackson Walker because they are looking for creative, insightful attorneys who combine business acumen, legal experience, and vision to guide them safely and profitably through both known and unexplored commercial and legal landscapes. Such cutting-edge advice requires unique market insights about what drives these industries and the legal acuity necessary to not only know what today’s issues are, but to anticipate what tomorrow’s issues will be as technology and its related business models and practices continue to develop.
Areas of Service
- Entertainment Litigation
Our entertainment litigators take an aggressive but strategic approach toward helping clients across the entertainment industry to solve their business challenges, protect their creative works, and defend their legal rights.
- Entertainment Transactions
Our entertainment transactions attorneys leverage years of entertainment and media industry experience alongside our full-service resources and capabilities in complimentary areas of practice like intellectual property, corporate, and employment law, just to name a few, to provide our clients with value-added advice in a full range of entertainment transactions.
Our digital and new media attorneys help assess, create, and implement winning legal solutions for clients in furtherance of their online, e-commerce, social media, digital marketing, digital distribution, and digital rights management strategies.
From teams to owners, governing bodies, venues, and professional and Olympic athletes, our sports law attorneys have represented the full range of players in the business of sports.
* Jackson Walker does not accept unsolicited submissions for films, television programs, musical works, or other ideas or materials for any entertainment or media industry projects; and does not provide literary or talent agent services, talent management services, artist development services, shopping services, broker/dealer services, business management services, or the like.
January 17, 2023
Sean Gallagher has been invited to serve on the Strategic Advisory Council of Austin Monitor, a local not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization focused solely on issues important to Austin.
December 20, 2022
In this Young Lawyer Spotlight featured in The Houston Lawyer, Valery Piedra discusses the importance of family, community, and her passion for media and entertainment law.
December 5, 2022
Jackson Walker proudly announces Bob Latham’s appointment as Chair of the International Board of ARTICLE 19, effective December 2, 2022.
November 9, 2022
Emilio B. Nicolas has joined the board of Austin PBS (KLRU-TV), a locally owned and operated nonprofit public media station in Central Texas, and one of the most prolific PBS member stations in the country.
October 18, 2022
JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~9 minutes
With the 2022 midterm elections around the corner and the 2024 presidential election less than two years away, candidates from all parties are intensifying efforts to reach voters through the media and, in more recent cycles, social networks. In this episode, Paul Watler walks through five facts candidates should know when publishing or broadcasting political ads this election cycle.
October 4, 2022
Will Supporters of Press Freedoms and Government Transparency Face Headwinds in the 2023 Texas Legislative Session?
By Stacy Allen
Because I have had the privilege of testifying on behalf of JW client Texas Association of Broadcasters regarding bills pending in past Texas legislative sessions, I have regularly written about the aftermath of those sessions and their impact on Texas newsrooms. This time, I’d like to offer a preview of opposition that past successes and proposed bills affecting journalists could face in the upcoming 2023 session.
October 4, 2022
By Paul C. Watler
Candidates know they enjoy freedom of speech under the First Amendment, but often are unsure of the extent to which the law protects their campaign messages. This article covers frequently asked questions and answers related to protections afforded to candidates when publishing campaign ads and literature.