Speaker Biography

Jay Cooper

TitleShareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
BioJay L. Cooper focuses his law practice on music industry, motion picture, television, Internet, multimedia and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer and writer agreements in film and television; executive employment agreements; complex acquisitions and sales of entertainment catalogs; production agreements on behalf of music, television and motion picture companies, and all entertainment issues relative to the Internet.

Jay has guest lectured at Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, USC Law School, USC Music School, Stanford Law School, Boalt Hall, Tulane Law School, the Florida Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the California Copyright Conference, MIDEM, the American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the U.S. Copyright Society, and the American Bar Association. He is also a former adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at Loyola Law School.

He is a former professional musician (saxophone, clarinet, flute), having performed with Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Bobby Darin, the Les Brown Band and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others. Jay participates in several professional and community associations and groups, including serving as Former President of The Recording Academy; Former President of the California Copyright Conference; Former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Member, Executive Committee Member and General Counsel of U.S.A. for Africa and Hands Across America; Co-Founder, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; and Board Member of SoundExchange.