Jennifer Batista is an associate in the Entertainment Group and Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, advising clients on transactional matters across a variety of industries, including book publishing, theatre, scripted film & television, music and video games.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Batista served as Senior Director of Operations at Roc Nation where she negotiated partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, assisted in the management of multi-platinum recording artists, oversaw the contracting, planning, and execution of the Made in America Music Festival, advised the sales team on sponsorship deals, engaged and managed outside counsel, and streamlined contract processes across the company portfolio.
Ms. Batista began her legal career at NBCUniversal where she served as in-house counsel and was responsible for advising the company’s owned and operated stations, regional sports networks, cable networks, and The TODAY Show on experiential marketing initiatives, social media campaigns, on-air promotional segments, sweepstakes, contests and all related FTC, FCC, disclosure, privacy, and compliance matters. She also drafted and negotiated a broad range of production related agreements – including talent, pitch, content license, co-sponsorship, co-promotional, and custom content production services agreements.
Ms. Batista earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business from New York University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
New York University (B.M.)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
IP Licensing and the Metaverse: Practical Considerations and Key Provisions for Agreement
Jennifer Batista and Dorian Slater Thomas are panelists during Strafford’s webinar, “IP Licensing and the Metaverse: Practical Considerations and Key Provisions for Agreements.” More information here.
December 7 2021
37th Annual Cardozo BMI Entertainment and Media Law Moot Court Competition
March 19 2021