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Neil C. Berman

Sony Music Entertainment
Senior Director and Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs
New York, NY, USA

Neil C. Berman, Esq. is a Senior Director & Counsel at Sony Music Entertainment, who clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV in the Southern District of New York, graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 2001, was a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions department of Dewey Ballantine, LLP for six years, where he assisted with IP, content, new licensing, technology, compliance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions for a wide variety of clients and industries.  He was formerly in-house counsel for Moody's Investors Service and also worked in the legal group of Tartan Films, which is perhaps best known for the critically acclaimed Supersize Me documentary.  Over the years, he has advised many diverse pro bono clients, including the Museum of Modern Art, the NYPD Legal Bureau, Chabad of the West Side and the Belmont Race Track Jockeys Association, to name but a few.  At Sony, he handles a farrago of matters, inter alia, complex equity investments, large catalog and entity acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, trademark, copyright, patent and domain concerns, brand management, real estate, licensing and whatever else time permits.

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