Jay L. Cooper

Jay L. Cooper: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Founder, LA Entertainment Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2131 Attorneys)
  • 1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, CA 90067-2121
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Jay L. Cooper is the Founder of the Los Angeles Entertainment Practice and 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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Music; Entertainment - Motion Pictures and Television, 1987-2018
•Recipient, SESAC Visionary Award, 2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2017
•Named, Billboard magazine, Top Music Lawyers, 2017
•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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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Entertainment & Media
  • Sports Facilities & Entertainment Venues
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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
Reported Cases:
Experience: Speeches: MusExpo; 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
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