Kenneth B. Anderson: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Kenneth B. Anderson

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
University Rutgers University, B.A., cum laude, 1979 George H. Cook Scholar in Electronic Music Composition
Law SchoolRutgers University, J.D., 1982 Research Editor, Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal
Admitted1983, New York and New Jersey

Ken Anderson is a special counsel in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Anderson concentrates on the representation of premier talent and entrepreneurs in the music, entertainment, internet and new media industries.

He handles business and legal affairs and supervises litigation on behalf of recording and touring artists, composers, producers, music publishers, progressive record companies, film distribution companies, television networks, and internet entrepreneurs. As a deal maker, he concentrates on helping to build and maximize client careers, from negotiation of the first agreements for gifted new talent, to negotiation of agreements and restructuring of business relationships for some of the world's greatest recording artists and songwriters.

His litigation experience includes high-profile and precedent-setting cases involving recording artists, record labels, composers, publishers, managers, artists' rights and accounting practices, as well as leading cases on copyright and freedom of artistic expression. Ken also frequently resolves potentially explosive music industry disputes on a confidential basis.

He has renegotiated agreements and restructured business relationships for some of the world's most innovative and successful recording artists and songwriters including Beastie Boys, Dixie Chicks, Ben Folds, Stephin Merritt, Mindless Self Indulgence, Phish and Will Smith. He represents the estates of Mama Cass Elliot, Eartha Kitt and Warren Zevon, and is counsel to the National Music Publishers' Association in their online anti-piracy program.


•Named New York Super Lawyer in Entertainment & Sports and Intellectual Property Litigation by Law & Politics (2008-2013)

•Named in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in Media & Entertainment, (2006-2014 editions)

•Named New Star by Lawdragon 500 (2006)


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Kenneth B. Anderson

New YorkNY 10112


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