Jay L. Cooper

Chairman - West Coast Entertainment Department
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mr. Cooper's practice focuses on music business, motion picture, television, multi-media, Internet and intellectual property issues. Mr. Cooper is the former President of both the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the California Copyright Conference. He is also former Chairman of the ABA Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, U.C.L.A. Law School, Stanford Law School, Boalt Hall, the Florida Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the California Copyright Conference, MIDEM, American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the U.S. Copyright Society.

He has a J.D. from DePaul University.

Professional Memberships, Activities, Honors and Awards

  • Mr. Cooper has been an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, as well as an instructor at U.S.C., U.C.L.A., the American Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute./li>
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Illinois, California and New York .
  • Member: Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, California State Bar Association, American Bar Association and International Bar Association.
  • Member: Los Angeles Copyright Society, California Copyright Conference, and the International Federation of Festival Organizations, Executive Committee and General Counsel of U.S.A. for Africa, Hands Across America, and French-American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Board Member: SoundExchange -Entertainment Attorney of the Year, Billboard Magazine, 1975
  • Honored by peers and listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987, and The Best of the Best 2000.
  • Representative Publications
  • Author:
    • Withol v. Crow: Fair Use Revisited, U.C.L.A. Law Review, November, 1963;
    • Use of Fair Use, Los Angeles Bar Bulletin, August, 1963 and reprinted, Publishing Entertainment Advertising Law Quarterly, March, 1966;
    • Acquiring Music Rights for Motion Pictures and Television, Syllabus, 1965 Annual Program on Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, sponsored by Beverly Hills Bar Association and University of Southern California Law School;
    • Current Trends in Recording Contract Negotiation, Published by the NARAS' Institute Journal, 1978;
    • Recording Contract Negotiation: A Perspective, Entertainment Law Journal, Loyola Law School, 1981;
    • The Ownership and Protection of Performers' Names - Legal Aspects Of The Entertainment Industry, published by the Beverly Hills Bar and UCLA 1982;
  • Co-Author
    • The Work Made for Hire Conundrum, Talent In The New Millennium, presented by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers at MIDEM 2001, Cannes.

External Links: West Coast Entertainment