Marcie Cleary is an associate in the Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, representing clients in the film, television, digital, fashion and book publishing industries.
Ms. Cleary represents actors, writers, directors, comedians, on-air personalities, fashion companies and authors. She structures and negotiates a wide range of entertainment transactions, including talent agreements, producer agreements, rights acquisition agreements, brand sponsorship agreements, production services agreements and book publishing agreements.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Cleary was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where her experience included advising William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) on its strategic partnership with, and sale of a minority interest to, Silver Lake, and advising Apollo Global Management on its acquisition of CKX, Inc., an owner of rights to the American Idol franchise and the Elvis Presley Estate.
Ms. Cleary is a member of the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee and the Harlem School of the Arts Associate Board.
She is admitted to practice in New York.
New York University (BA, magna cum laude)
Yale Law School (JD)
- Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology
- President of the Yale Entertainment and Sports Law Society
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
CLE Presentation and Meeting of the Cardozo Alumni Fashion Law Practice Group
Danielle Maggiacomo hosts the Cardozo Alumni Fashion Law Practice Group’s November event featuring Marcie Cleary and Michael William’s CLE presentation: “Contracts on the Catwalk: Legal Issues In Today’s Fashion Shows”. More information can be found here.
November 14 2017
New York Television Festival 2017
October 24 2017
Fordham Law School Guest Speakers
March 12 2015
Black Achievement in Sports and Entertainment Law
Marcie Cleary participates in a panel hosted by Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s School of Law’s Black Law Students Association on Black Achievement in Sports and Entertainment Law featuring attorneys from CBS Sports, Bad Boy Entertainment, and Arent Fox.
February 25 2015
Fashion Law Panel
Marcie Cleary speaks on a Fashion Law Panel at Brooklyn Law School. Other speakers include counsel from Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors.
November 10 2014
NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
Marcie Cleary speaks at the "Exploring Legal Careers" workshop held by the Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU.
October 21 2014
New York University
Marcie Cleary participates in NYU's "Spotlight on Legal Careers".
October 30 2013