November 13, 2019, New York, NY – Copyright and music boutique Alter Kendrick & Baron has added senior intellectual property attorney Dean Marks and litigator Jennine Nwoko to serve its growing roster of entertainment industry clients.
Marks, a respected expert on copyright and digital rights, previously served as Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief, Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association of America ("MPAA"). At MPAA, Marks headed a global team to safeguard film and television content from piracy on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. Prior to that, Marks held senior in-house roles at Warner Bros. and Time Warner.
Nwoko’s practice focuses on copyright law, with an emphasis on music. She handles both litigation and transactional matters for music clients. Prior to joining AKB, Nwoko helped litigate cases on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies at a national law firm. She has also worked at an artist development company and represented artists in deals with major record labels.
“We are thrilled to have Dean and Jennine join our firm,” says Lisa Alter. AKB partner Jacqueline Charlesworth adds: “What a privilege it is to be working with Dean, with his tremendous expertise in intellectual property issues, and Jennine, whose music and litigation capabilities will be invaluable to our team.”
Alter Kendrick & Baron is at the forefront of music copyright law, handling both litigation matters and complex transactions involving significant music assets. The firm also advises on matters involving film, software and other types of intellectual property.
Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a stake in singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Navarro’s publishing catalog, master revenue streams and writer’s share royalties. Navarro is credited as a songwriter on such hit songs as Jane’s Addiction “Been Caught Stealing” and “Jane Says” as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Aeroplane.” The worldwide publishing deal also includes a co-publishing agreement for Navarro’s future output.
Lisa Alter was featured in three Billboard articles and one USA Today piece on the public feud over Taylor Swift’s master recordings. In the articles, Lisa discusses the valuation of the Big Machine Records deal and whether or not Swift’s reaction will impact the music industry.
The full articles can be found below.
- After Scooter Braun's Big Machine Acquisition, Is a Fourth Major Label On the Horizon? - Billboard
- Selling Swift: What's Next for Big Machine's Taylor-Made Catalog and Possible Greatest Hits? - Billboard
- Taylor Swift's outrage over Scooter Braun: Will it change the music industry? - USA Today
- What Is Big Machine Actually Worth In Its Pending Nine-Figure Acquisition By Ithaca Holdings? - Billboard