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.

  • Digital

    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.

  • Sports

    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.

Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin
512.236.2090

Serene W. Ateek

Serene W. Ateek

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5833

Shelisa E. Brock

Shelisa E. Brock

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6058

Jennifer A. Bryant

Jennifer A. Bryant

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4211

Amanda L. Bush

Amanda L. Bush

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2015

Carl C. Butzer

Carl C. Butzer

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5902

Stephanie L. Chandler

Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7704

John K. Edwards

John K. Edwards

Partner, Houston
713.752.4319

Luke J. Gilman

Luke J. Gilman

Partner, Houston
713.752.4350

Joel R. Glover

Joel R. Glover

Associate, Houston
713.752.4226

Justin V. Lee

Justin V. Lee

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6072

Taylor McDowell

Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin
512.236.2225

David T. Moran

David T. Moran

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6051

David C. Myers

David C. Myers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6036

Brian H. Oates

Brian H. Oates

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5935

Valery Piedra

Valery Piedra

Associate, Houston
713.752.4294

Jessica Schwartz

Jessica Schwartz

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5983

Devanshi Somaya

Devanshi Somaya

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5873

Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6069

Demi Williams

Demi Williams

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214,953.6121

Eric Wong

Eric Wong

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6116

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October 21, 2021
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The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

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Serene Ateek to Present on Fashion Law

Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. CT

Join Serene Ateek and Kirby Drake for a virtual CLE presentation on fashion and copyright law. The webinar is presented jointly by the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Austin Bar Association (ESLABA) and the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA.

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June 24, 2021
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules High School Cheerleader Cannot Be Disciplined for Criticizing School’s Decision Keeping Her Off Varsity Team

By Stacy Allen
For the first time in over 50 years, a high school student has won a free speech case in the Supreme Court. In a narrow decision issued on June 23, 2021, an 8-1 majority (including all but Justice Clarence Thomas) ruled that a Pennsylvania high school could not punish a student for sending an off-color Snapchat to about 250 people in which she complained about not making the varsity cheerleading squad or getting her preferred softball team position.

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