Jay L. Cooper

Jay L. Cooper: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Jay L. Cooper focuses his 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.


•Intellectual property
•Agreements for Music, Publishing, Film, Television

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Music; Entertainment - Motion Pictures and Television, 1987-2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2004-2016
•Listed, Variety, Dealmakers Impact Report, 2014 and 2016
•Listed, The Daily Journal, Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers, 2014
•Recipient, Music Attorney of the Year Award, A&R Worldwide's International Music Industry Award, 2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers, 2013-2014
•Listed, Variety, Legal Impact Report, 2013
•Recipient, Entertainment Attorney of the Year Service Award, Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI), 2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Beverly Hills Bar Association
•ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•The American Film Market
•The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
•California Copyright Conference
•MIDEM (International Music Industry Market)
•The Cannes Film Festival
•Digital Hollywood
•The American Film Market
•University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
•UCLA Law School
•USC Law School
•Stanford Law School
•Harvard Law School
•Tulane Law school
•Texas Bar Association

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

04.10.17 Greenberg Traurig's Jay L. Cooper Speaking at A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO 2017

12.15.16 3 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Featured in Variety's 2016 Dealmakers Impact Report

08.16.16 29 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

06.01.16 13 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA Guide

08.19.15 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

05.26.15 10 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

12.09.14 Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Profiled in Variety Magazine's 2014 Dealmakers Impact Report

11.07.14 Greenberg Traurig's Daniel H. Black and Jay L. Cooper Named to Daily Journal's List of Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers in California

08.27.14 23 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America

06.04.14 Bruce Fischer, Chair of West Coast Real Estate, Recognized in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

03.01.05 IAEL 2005 Celebrity

01.01.01 The Work Made for Hire Conundrum

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Global Entertainment and Media
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Media

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.7888  Phone
310.586.7800  Fax
Law School Attended:
DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
California; Supreme Court of the United States; New York; Illinois (inactive)

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Music Industry & Recording Technology at York College of Pennsylvania
•Advisory Board Member and Founding Member, Entertainment Law Initiative, The Recording Academy 1998-Present
•Former President and Current Member, The Recording Academy
•Member and Former President, California Copyright Conference
•Former Chairman and Current Member, American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
•Member, Executive Committee and General Counsel of U.S.A. for Africa and Hands Across America
•Member, New York Philharmonic, International Advisory Board
•Co-Chairman, Alliance of Artists & Recording Companies
•Co-Founder, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
•Board Member, SoundExchange
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, California State Bar Association
•Member, Century City Bar Association
•Member, Illinois State Bar Association
•Member, New York State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, 1929

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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