Sports/Entertainment IP Attorney Kenneth M. Kaufman Joins Moses & Singer LLP
Kaufman brings more than forty years of experience as outside counsel and in-house general counsel in the entertainment and communications industries. He is a recognized authority and speaker in the fields of copyright and entertainment/media law and has taught copyright and music law at Yale and George Washington University law schools. His wide range of clients include television networks and producers, media and music publishing companies, visual artists, authors, performing arts venues, composers, technology companies and foundations.
Kaufman was previously senior counsel at Springut Law PC and a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He also served as general counsel of Showtime Networks Inc., PolyGram Records, Inc., and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He currently serves on the Governing Committee of the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and as President of the Board of Directors of the Lowell House Opera, the oldest opera company currently performing in New England. Kaufman is also a composer and a former member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the ASCAP Pop Songwriters Workshop.
He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Kaufman also has recently been an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University. He is admitted to practice law in New York, California and the District of Columbia.