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William Jelinek

William Jelinek

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Vice President and Legal Counsel
New York City, NY, USA


William began his career at Estee Lauder Companies in 1993 practicing trademark and IP law.  For close to 15 years, William’s practice has focused on entertainment, IP, and talent related matters, including negotiation of music licenses, fashion model and spokes model agreements, creative and advertising agency agreements, photographer, videographer, and creative consultant agreements, and co-branding and IP licenses.  William regularly advises his clients on all of the above as well as promotional and new media campaigns and speaks at legal conferences on such topics as Rights of Publicity, Celebrity Talent Negotiations, and Best Practices for New Media, all from the perspective of in-house counsel.

William received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, and his B.A. from Columbia University.  William lives in suburban New York with his wife (in house counsel at a major financial institution), whom he met in law school, and their two children (11 and 14).
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