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Robert E. Freeman

Robert E. Freeman

Proskauer LLP

New York, NY, USA

Robert E. Freeman is a Partner and Co-Chair of Proskauer’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Group and a member of the Firm’s Sports Law Group.

Rob began his career as an antitrust and intellectual property litigator before shifting the focus of his practice to transactional work in the TMT and sports space.  Today, he leads a team of TMT and sports attorneys representing clients such as Hulu, DISH / SlingTV, Pac-12, Discovery Communications, Altice USA, fuboTV, Scripps Networks, NFL Media and NBA Media  Rob’s work for these clients includes M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, IP licensing and counseling, and the negotiation of complex media rights and content distribution agreements.  In particular, Rob is well-known for being in the middle of the most important operational and revenue-generating transactions for his clients, including both linear and non-linear (e.g., SVOD) content distribution deals over traditional cable, satellite and telco, as well as Internet-based, platforms.

Rob has been featured as a Top Dealmaker in Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, which noted his position “in the thick of things” regarding new television platforms such as TV Everywhere and “over-the-top” (OTT) content.  In addition, as recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500, Rob has extensive experience in the area of sports sponsorship, naming rights, licensing, endorsement and talent-related agreements.

Rob is a frequent lecturer on media, sports and technology issues, and co-hosts an annual TMT Event with UBS on emerging issues, both business and legal, in the TMT space.  This year’s discussion focused on “The Year of OTT” and, most recently, Rob led a panel discussion at the #Hashtag Sports Conference on fan engagement.  Rob also is the editor of Three Point Shot, a monthly sports law-related newsletter published by Proskauer, and is a regular contributor to a variety of sports and media related publications.  Rob is the past NYC regional leader of the Princeton Entrepreneurs Network.

Robert E. Freeman is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter New Methods for Delivery of Entertainment - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Autumn 2017), Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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