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Robert J. Driscoll

Rob Driscoll represents advertisers, advertising agencies, marketing services providers, digital services, and publishers with respect to all aspects of advertising, marketing, and promotion law. He regularly negotiates a wide range of marketing-related agreements, including agency-client, talent, production, media buying, and music licensing agreements, and has significant experience with branded entertainment projects, sponsorships, co-marketing programs, brand integrations, and live events. Rob also counsels clients on consumer protection issues, loyalty programs, sweepstakes and contests, and legal issues presented by emerging media and technologies.

In addition to Rob's work in the marketing field, he represents a variety of other clients in the media and entertainment industries, including website operators and digital content providers, television networks, production companies, publishers, and theatrical producers. He has substantial experience in digital media and technology matters, music licensing, and theater financing and production; has an active intellectual property counseling and licensing practice; and advises clients on e-commerce and other internet-related legal issues.

Practice Highlights:
  • Advising one of the world’s largest consumer products companies on e-commerce, new media and marketing-related matters
  • General representation of leading advertising agencies, including counseling on clearance of advertising copy, advising on intellectual property issues, negotiating agreements with clients, and negotiating license agreements, celebrity talent agreements, and other production-and media buying-related agreements
  • Advising media outlets on advertising sales arrangements
  • Representation of digital content distribution services in license agreements with television programmers, record labels, music publishers, and other content providers 

Professional & Community Activities

  • 4A’s Legal Consultation Program, 2000-present
  • New York State Bar Association – Committee on Literary Works and Related Rights, 2003-2005; Committee on Theatre and Performing Arts, 2003-2005
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Copyright Committee, 2002-2003

Professional Recognition

  • Named a "Recognised Practitioner" in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) by Chambers USA, 2016-2017