Representative Experience Represent Bob Marley music entities in various licensing deals and regarding international music law issues. Handled music rights clearance for the film “Blinded By The Light”, which included unconventional weaving of Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics and music into the motion picture from award-winning director Gurinder Chadha. Represent Jeffrey Steele, one of the top songwriters in the country, in establishing his successful music publishing and production house on Nashville’s Music Row. Represent Fifth Harmony pop group in various litigation-related matters. Represent Curtis Mayfield music entities regarding recording, publishing, copyright, trademark, and international music law matters. Defended singer Eddie Money in wrongful termination suit by former drummer, where appeals court found that a band leader has a First Amendment right to hire and fire band members. Represent Brazilian music publisher Fermata do Brasil in matters involving lyric translations and disputes regarding usages of well-known Bossa Nova and other Latin musical works. Represented Grammy-winning producers and songwriters the Stereotypes in dispute with former manager and business partner, with favorable settlement after litigation. Represented co-writer of the 50’s “doo-wop” hit song “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” in federal copyright and contract dispute, obtaining summary judgment confirming client Gaynel Hodge’s co-authorship of the lucrative composition, preventing heirs of one of the other co-writers from denying Hodge his rightful songwriter credit and share of income. Represented GMAC Financing and others, defending against an advertising copyright infringement claim by a music publisher claiming it exclusively owned a common “boogie riff” used by the rock band ZZ Top in their hit song “La Grange”. As a result, the clients -- a composer, advertising agency and GMAC -- were free to continue using the “boogie riff” in a successful nationwide ad campaign. Represented Tom Werman, producer of three smash hit Motley Crüe albums, obtaining pre-judgment writ of attachment against the group in lawsuit for full payment of royalties and revenues. Represented world-renowned film composer Lalo Schifrin in establishing international distribution for his original film studio recordings and, in several cases, re-recordings of famous film scores.