As a member of the firm's music and entertainment team, Jackie represents songwriters, composers, recording artists, producers and their estates in all phases of the production, protection and licensing/exploitation of music assets. For example, Jackie advises talent in their contractual matters with record labels, music publishing companies, catalog administrators, distributors and talent managers, including matters concerning the underpayment or nonpayment of royalties and audit investigations. Jackie also counsels music publishing companies and music rights owners in their acquisition, licensing and sale transactions involving music assets, in some cases by structuring and negotiating cutting-edge, high-value transactions for the purchase of rare legacy catalogs.
In the copyright space, Jackie advises clients with regard to new developments in U.S. Copyright Law and registering, policing and enforcing his clients' copyrights. He counsels visual artists, designers, playwrights, authors, independent contractors and entertainers in connection with developing, financing, protecting and monetizing their creative works, including in digital media. He also advises some of the biggest acts in the music industry with regard to terminating grants of U.S. copyrights and recapturing U.S. copyrights in hit songs and recordings, leading to highly-competitive deals involving the sale or administration of his clients' recaptured assets.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Co-Author, Copyright Law Enters the Digital Age: The Music Modernization Act is Now Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 31., No. 1 (Jan. 2019).
Jackie’s speaking engagements include:
- Panelist, Understanding the Music Modernization Act (MMA) and the Mechanical Licensing Collective. Southern University Law Center's Year-End CLE, December 2020.
Life Beyond the Law
In his spare time, Jackie enjoys painting, tennis, karaoke, and pro bono projects.