Strengthening the firm’s commitment to the entertainment industry, Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to welcome David Aronoff and Lincoln Bandlow as partners to its Los Angeles (Century City) office.
“We are very excited to have Lincoln and David join our team,” said Los Angeles Office Managing Partner and Entertainment Department Chair Darrell D. Miller. “Their first class entertainment practice and strong backgrounds in IP law and First Amendment work, will make them valuable assets to our clients across the country, our entertainment department and the firm at large.”
From New York to LA, Nashville to Park City, Utah and everywhere in between, Fox’s Entertainment Department helps both individual and corporate clients succeed on multiple levels. With the razor-sharp focus of a boutique entertainment firm, Fox attorneys have cultivated long-standing relationships with studio and corporate executives as well as talent, including artists, writers, musicians, athletes, filmmakers, directors and producers, associated with a variety of well-known and award-winning television programs, motion pictures and music releases.
“We’ve known the Fox Rothschild entertainment and media attorneys in Los Angeles and New York for many years, and have worked with them as co-counsel on a number of cases. They are first-rate. We are excited to be their partners and have Fox Rothschild provide a stronger foundation to meet our clients’ needs,” said Aronoff. “As our practice continues to grow and evolve and as the nature of our clients’ needs changes in scope, we were looking for a bigger and national platform from which to serve our clients,” added Bandlow. “Fox’s coast-to-coast entertainment practice is just that platform. It encompasses a wide range of media and entertainment services and experience that will complement the resources we are able to offer.”
With robust backgrounds not only in the entertainment industry but also in First Amendment and intellectual property law, the duo will re-energize the firm’s First Amendment and Media Defense Practice Group, which provides counseling relating to defamation and privacy law, regulations governing the gathering and use of information and the protection of intellectual property rights. That experience is reflected in the fact that they are both former Presidents of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.
Bandlow focuses his practice on sophisticated media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment-related litigation matters. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts for matters involving copyright infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy and trademark infringement. He also serves as clearance counsel for studios, documentary filmmakers, publishers and other entities and individuals in the entertainment and media industries. For the past three years, he has been named one of the Top 100 Power Lawyers by The Hollywood Reporter and last year he was named one of the Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Daily Journal. His work defending a filmmaker was featured in the documentary film “Big Boys Gone Bananas.”
Bandlow earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University and his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
A seasoned entertainment and media law attorney, Aronoff has almost 30 years of experience handling a variety of complex matters, including breach of contract, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and defamation claims. Aronoff regularly represents and advises a wide variety of business entities, including motion picture and television studios, production companies, broadcasters, Internet and video game companies, music companies and advertising agencies in their business and marketing decisions and various disputes. He has handled numerous infringement and idea submission claims concerning popular entertainment works and hit movies such as “The Last Samurai,” “Along Came Polly,” “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Mask of Zorro.” Among his recent cases, Aronoff conducted a two-week bench trial concerning the financing and distribution of the videogame “Def Jam Rapstar,” and defended the in-development spy-thriller project “Section 6” against claims that it infringed the copyrights in the character James Bond.
Aronoff earned his J.D., cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
Bandlow and Aronoff were previously partners at Lathrop & Gage.
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