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Randy Friedberg Appointed Chair of New York City Bar Association's Entertainment Law Committee

September 3, 2019

Partner Randy Friedberg has been appointed chair of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. His three-year term as chair, effective September 1st, will extend through the 2019-22 bar years.

The New York City Bar Association’s reputation is highly dependent on the significant level of activity of its committees and the excellence of their work. For this reason, committee chairs are chosen with extraordinary care, as it is the chairs who are chiefly responsible for the committees’ success. Randy’s selection is a tribute to the quality of his service to the association.

Randy has over 30 years’ experience in counseling clients. His practice includes a wide variety of entertainment matters, with a particular focus on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights including trademarks, copyright and trade secrets, rights of privacy and publicity, advertising matters and internet and cyber matters.

Randy previously served as the primary drafter of the New York City Bar Entertainment Law Committee report titled "Report Supporting Amendments to the Definition of "Theatrical Employment Agency" as Proposed by the NYS Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section." The report supports an amendment to the definition of "Theatrical Employment Agency" to specifically exempt duly licensed and actively practicing attorneys in New York from licensing requirements applicable to "theatrical employment agencies" (commonly referred to as "talent agencies").

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