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

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

Roderick O. Faulk

Roderick O. Faulk

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7730

Marc Fuller

Marc Fuller

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5793

Luke J. Gilman

Luke J. Gilman

Partner, Houston
713.752.4350

Joel R. Glover

Joel R. Glover

Partner, Houston
713.752.4226

Taylor McDowell

Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin
512.236.2225

David C. Myers

David C. Myers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6036

Brian H. Oates

Brian H. Oates

Partner, 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

Sean Gallagher with Jackson Walker logo

January 17, 2023
Attorney News

Sean Gallagher Joins Austin Monitor’s Strategic Advisory Council

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.

Valery Piedra

December 20, 2022
Mentions

Valery Piedra Featured in The Houston Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Spotlight

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.

Bob Latham

December 5, 2022
Attorney News

Bob Latham to Lead ARTICLE 19 International Board

Jackson Walker proudly announces Bob Latham’s appointment as Chair of the International Board of ARTICLE 19, effective December 2, 2022.

Emilio Nicolas with Jackson Walker logo

November 9, 2022
Attorney News

Emilio Nicolas Joins Austin PBS Board

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.

campaign-finance-limits

October 18, 2022
Podcasts

Election Ads 101: Five Facts About the First Amendment and Political Advertising

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.

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October 4, 2022
Insights

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.

Camera media with Jackson Walker logo

October 4, 2022
Insights

Candidate’s Guide to Election Free Speech, Campaign Ads, and Social Media

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.

JW Media Group VIA eNewsletter

October 4, 2022
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JW Media | VIA ePostcard – October 2022

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