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In the last decade, rapid advances in technology have resulted in fundamental – and often disruptive – changes to the business models of virtually all companies in the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries. Indeed, the convergence of various technologies and devices has had a profound impact on the way that businesses of all types operate. Greenberg Traurig’s combination of robust international media and entertainment resources and years of experience working on the cutting edge of the technologies that brought about these changes, has positioned the firm to guide companies dealing with the new realities of today’s global business environment.

Greenberg Traurig advises multinational technology, telecommunications, Internet and media companies on the critical legal issues they face in the midst of sweeping technological change. We regularly represent clients in transactions and disputes relating to the procurement, sale, development and protection of their products and services. Our attorneys also advise established companies in various industries wanting to develop new ways of doing business, as well as global, national and regional public and private authorities seeking to procure new information and communications technology products and services.

Technology and E-Commerce

  • Serve companies internationally and domestically in Internet, software, semiconductors, networking, wireless, computers and peripherals, and related industries
     
  • Advise large companies in a variety of industries that are significant purchasers of technology products and services
     
  • Counsel clients on hardware and software systems acquisitions
     
  • Advise companies on data center and business process outsourcing arrangements
     
  • Structure and negotiate strategic alliances and OEM, VAR and dealer agreements
     
  • Provide IP counsel, encompassing software and business method patents; technology and content licensing; trademark selection, registration and maintenance; copyright registration and protection strategies; and IP audits
     
  • Advise on online commercial ventures, marketing and promotion law compliance, electronic publishing and taxation of online activity
     
  • Represent clients in supplier/distributor, domain name, trademark and other technology-related disputes
     
  • Represent a broad range of stakeholders in Internet law and e-commerce, including governments, Internet publishers, e-commerce sites and companies developing digital technologies and business models for the future
     
  • Draft IT-related legislation

Media

  • Negotiate agreements for distribution of video programming via broadcast, cable, satellite and other broadband technologies
     
  • Counsel clients on production, acquisition and financing of film and television programming
     
  • Negotiate and structure radio station, cable network and broadcast station acquisitions and financings
     
  • Advise on creating, operating and financing media and entertainment businesses
     
  • Counsel clients on FCC licensing, franchising and other regulatory compliance matters
     
  • Negotiate artist and producer recording agreements
     
  • Advise on Internet-based entertainment ventures
     
  • Provide IP counsel and related corporate and securities advice

Telecommunications

  • Represent both emerging and established companies in their efforts to compete with incumbent telecommunications operators, domestically and internationally
     
  • Assist governments around the world in the privatization of their telecommunications systems
     
  • Negotiate, structure and document transactions involving the procurement of telecommunications products and services for a wide range of companies
     
  • Represent clients before the FCC, other federal departments and agencies, state regulatory commissions, trial and appellate courts, and international regulatory authorities
     
  • Counsel clients on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, World Trade Organization Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services and other compliance issues
     
  • Represent clients in inter-carrier partnering and interconnection negotiations, arbitrations and agreements
     
  • Advise on broadband deployment strategies, Internet services and facility issues
     
  • Counsel on tariffs, rates and telecommunications tax issues
     
  • Represent clients in telecommunications workouts, restructuring and bankruptcies

 

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Past Seminar Materials
PLI "Information Technology Law Institute 2009", San Francisco, California, April 2, 2009
PLI "Information Technology Law Institute 2009", New York, New York, March 5, 2009
NXTcomm08 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 16, 2008
 
 
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Recent Court Ruling Restricts Automatic Telephone Dialing System Calls to Cellphones
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Emilie van Hasselt, July 30, 2013
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