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At Paul, Weiss, we help build the business of media, sports and entertainment. Traditional and emerging media, sports and entertainment companies and their investors trust us to handle their most important and complex matters–whether a game-changing corporate transaction or financing, matters involving valuable intellectual property, a high-profile litigation or an internal investigation.
Litigation partner Jay Cohen, corporate partner Ariel Deckelbaum and intellectual property/entertainment partner Chuck Googe were featured by Variety in its 2018 Legal Impact Report, which spotlights the top lawyers in the entertainment industry. Jay was profiled individually in the Litigator category, while Ariel and Chuck were profiled as a team in the Transactional category.
Jay’s profile centers on last year’s dismissal, on appeal, of a carriage discrimination suit brought against Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) by the Game Show Network, as well as his leadership in digital rights and licensing rate litigation for ASCAP and others.
» click here to read Jay’s profile
The team profile for Ariel and Chuck features work on mega-deals such as Time Warner Cable’s $78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications in 2016, and the $2.365 billion sale of Wave Broadband to RCN Telecom by Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI Partners, the pending merger of IMG College and Learfield and a $1 billion investment by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.
» click here to read the team profile