E. Leonard Rubin is Counsel with the law firm of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd., a firm that represents individuals and business clients worldwide. Mr. Rubin, who concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, defamation, trade secret and entertainment law, resigned his position a number of years ago as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Playboy Enterprises, Inc., where he had been for 13 years, to return to private practice. He has extensive experience handling negotiations, legal problems, internet implications and litigation in the copyright, communications, publishing, computer, music, television, theatrical and motion picture areas, among others.
Mr. Rubin is a past Trustee and past president of the Midwest Chapter, and has sat on the Executive Committee, of the Copyright Society of the United States. He has written numerous articles and spoken both in this country and abroad on copyright, trademark, defamation, entertainment and data protection issues. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois, New York State and American Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before the Illinois and New York state courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth and Seventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Rubin is a Certified Mediator, and an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School, teaching Entertainment Law. He is a former Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law (Copyright Law), the University of Illinois College of Law (Entertainment Law, Copyright and New Technologies Law), and Loyola University Law School (Advanced Copyright, Copyright and Trademark Law). He is a past president and Board member of Lawyers for the Creative Arts (which provides free legal help to indigent artists, authors and composers), was a Director of CBA-TV Inc., and for 35 years was the director and co-author of "Christmas Spirits," the annual social and political musical satire show produced by the Chicago Bar Association.
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York
- U.S. District Court
- U.S. Courts of Appeal, 5th and 7th Circuits
- Supreme Court of the United States
- University of Miami School of Law, JD, 1959
- University of Miami, A.B., 1956
- Copyright Society of the United States, former member of Executive Committee and past President, Midwest Chapter
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association