Entertainment Law Expert Witnesses
Entertainment law expert witness candidates typically have a background in intellectual property law or contract law, and could have specific expertise in copyright law. Entertainment law addresses many types of media including television, film, music, publishing, advertising, news media, and the internet. Entertainment law has overlap with intellectual property law, and also encompasses other areas applicable to the entertainment industry including employment law, contract law, right of privacy, defamation, advertising, and insurance law. An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property without a licensing agreement.
Litigation support by an entertainment law expert witness could include research, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony and/or trial testimony. An economic damages expert could be called upon to provide lost profits and damages. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require an entertainment lawyer with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services is often called on by attorney clients to identify entertainment law professionals; the firm has placed experts for a wide variety of entertainment legal issues. Cases have involved:
- copyright infringement,
- trademark infringement,
- reasonable royalty,
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA),
- first sale doctrine,
- unfair competition, and
- rights of publicity, among others.
Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to support all types of entertainment industry matters.
Entertainment Law Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Entertainment Law experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Entertainment Law landscape.