Lewis Brisbois Enhances National Entertainment Capabilities with New Hires in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
Philadelphia, Penn./Los Angeles, Calif. (March 21, 2023) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Partner Jason Berger and Associate Brian Drach to its Philadelphia and Los Angeles offices, respectively, as members of the firm’s national Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice.
Messrs. Berger and Drach work with artists, individuals, and companies to protect their legal interests and help them achieve long-term success. Both attorneys have extensive experience preparing and negotiating agreements in the music, television, film, digital media, technology, art, and fashion industries. The team’s client base includes artists, songwriters, producers, bands, independent record labels, digital distribution companies, content creation and management companies, music publishing companies, apparel companies, management companies, executives, influencers, actors, and models, as well as multimedia fashion and lifestyle companies.
In discussing his decision to join Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Berger explained that the firm’s national footprint and extensive resources appealed to him. “As clients develop, they need a variety of legal services. The breadth and quality of service and accessibility that Lewis Brisbois provides will benefit these clients. The firm also has a big presence in Los Angeles, which will allow for exciting opportunities to work with new clients,” he stated. Moreover, in describing his practice, Mr. Berger noted, “It doesn’t feel like work. It’s just so enjoyable to build these relationships, to build this wealth of knowledge, and to be able to help people. Fortunately, I have been a part of some amazing success stories. This is about changing lives.”
New York Partner and Co-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice Steven Beer explained, “We are pleased to welcome Jason and Brian to the team. They are top-notch lawyers who are well-regarded by music attorneys, artists, producers, and industry professionals. Jason and Brian enhance our capabilities in the music arena, and we value their synergistic contributions.” Los Angeles Partner and Co-Chair Jonathan Pink agreed, noting, “We’re all very excited to have Jason and Brian on board. They bring a dynamic, hip-hop client base that naturally builds upon our solidly expanding practice in the most spectacular way.”
Outside of his practice, Mr. Berger enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis. He is a member and active participant in the Recording Academy’s Philadelphia Chapter, where he previously served on the Board of Governors and co-chaired the chapter’s Advocacy Committee. Similarly, Mr. Drach, who is proficient in Russian, actively supports his local music community by attending events and developing personal and professional connections with the talented individuals and companies behind them.
Mr. Berger earned his law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Drach earned his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, with his admission to the California State Bar pending.
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