Media & Entertainment
As new technology and billions of dollars in investment revolutionize the media and entertainment industry, we’re proud to maintain our decades-long position of leadership. That’s why Law360 honored us with its Practice Group of the Year recognition the past three years running and why The Hollywood Reporter singled us out in its 2019 Power Lawyers issue for our “outsize influence on media at a particularly critical moment.” We combine decades of experience in traditional media with a sophisticated grasp of the ever-changing digital landscape, helping established and emerging clients alike develop, acquire, protect, distribute, and monetize content across all platforms.
A market-leading, multidisciplinary team
The legal terrain in which media and entertainment companies operate today has been shaped with significant influence from Davis Wright Tremaine. Our lawyers have played a central role in many of the most important, precedent-setting cases affecting rights of free expression, content ownership, access to public records, and other vital issues. This groundbreaking work continues today in trial and appellate courts around the country.
Our wide multidisciplinary expertise also supports clients behind the scenes. As first-call lawyers in pre-publication and pre-broadcast review, we have helped some of the most trailblazing content of recent decades reach its audience. As creative dealmakers, we have helped bring novel sources of financing to entertainment projects. Across the cycle of content, our broad perspective and experienced eye helps us ensure that issues are spotted before they become problems, risks are properly assessed, and clients are positioned to maximize success.
Leading-edge insight for leading companies
At a time of ongoing disruption, our passion for supporting the interests of our clients keeps us trained on issues that affect their core business, including the novel challenges arising from new technologies. From licensing questions created by artificial intelligence to intellectual property issues in blockchain, to the new esports ecosystem, we are proud to be building a fresh legacy of helping media and entertainment companies of all stripes forge new paths.
Chambers confirmed Davis Wright Tremaine's standing as the national leader in First Amendment litigation, with more lawyers ranked than any other firm in 2021.
Freedom of Press
In recognition of the firm’s decades-long commitment to supporting journalists, defending free expression, and furthering the public’s right to know, the media and First Amendment practice group at Davis Wright Tremaine has been honored with a Freedom of the Press award by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
For the fourth consecutive year, Davis Wright Tremaine has been named a national "Practice Group of the Year" in Media and Entertainment by Law360.
Davis Wright Tremaine named 2020 Law Firm of the Year in Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television by Best Lawyers and U.S. News.