FEBRUARY 7, 2023 – Peter Anderson, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been named to Billboard's 2023 Power 100, a list of the most influential players in the music industry. Anderson is one of only a handful of lawyers included on this year's list.
Billboard highlighted client successes for Anderson over the past year that included "a key ruling in a long-running dispute over the rights to Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling in Love'" and "a high-profile victory for Cardi B in a case about the use of a man's tattoo on the cover of her 2016 mixtape." The magazine noted Anderson's representation of artists including The Weeknd, Zac Brown, Green Day, and Gwen Stefani, and said he "handled two of the biggest music copyright cases in recent memory".
Anderson has more than four decades of experience in copyright and entertainment litigation. He has represented record labels, music publishers, recording and performing artists, and others in a range of intellectual property matters, including copyright infringement, breach of contract, unfair competition, and trademark matters.
His many previous honors include being named an "MVP of the Year" in Media & Entertainment by Law360, a "Trailblazer" in intellectual property by the National Law Journal, and one of Billboard's Top Music Lawyers (four years in a row).
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