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September 18th, 2020
Frankfurt Kurnit Elects Seven New Partners
Frankfurt Kurnit has elected as partners Tiffany R. Caterina, Marcie Cleary, Daniel M. Goldberg, Sasha H. Levites, Tyler Maulsby, Julie Murray, and Adam J. Osterweil. The promotions take effect January 1, 2021.
With the promotion of two new partners in Los Angeles and five in New York, this is the largest class of new partners that the firm has ever had.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany, Marcie, Daniel, Sasha, Tyler, Julie, and Adam as partners,” said Frankfurt Kurnit Managing Partner Jeffrey A. Greenbaum. “They are terrific lawyers and great colleagues, and are leaders in their fields who will continue to be a tremendous resource to our clients.”
Ms. Cleary, Ms. Levites, and Ms. Murray, who are all based in New York, are becoming partners in the firm’s Entertainment Group.
Ms. Caterina, based in Los Angeles, and Mr. Maulsby, based in New York, are becoming partners in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Maulsby will also be a partner in the firm’s Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Group and White Collar Defense & Investigations Group.
Mr. Goldberg, based in Los Angeles, is becoming a partner in the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group and Advertising Technology Group.
Mr. Osterweil, based on New York, is becoming a partner the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Group.
About Tiffany R. Caterina
Tiffany R. Caterina is a partner in the Litigation Group and is based in Los Angeles. A Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star,” Ms. Caterina represents individual and corporate clients in business and employment disputes related to the film, television, digital media, video game, and sports industries. She successfully litigated to judgment a multimillion dollar profit participation case and multimillion dollar commission cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties. She also has extensive experience litigating to resolution disputes regarding talent services and compensation; production, distribution, licensing, and output agreements; copyright and trademark issues; and various employment matters, including contract, duty of loyalty and non-compete, misclassification, and wage and hour disputes. Read her full bio here.
About Marcie Cleary
Marcie Cleary is a partner in the Entertainment Group and is based in New York. Ms. Cleary negotiates and structures a wide range of entertainment transactions for clients in the film, television, digital, and book publishing industries. Ms. Cleary’s clients include top comedians, podcasters, actors, writers, directors, producers, authors, news correspondents, and influencers. Ms. Cleary has developed a significant practice representing comedians in deals for stand-up specials, television and digital series, films, and recorded albums, and representing podcasters in negotiating creator and hosting agreements, and establishing podcast networks. She was recently featured in Variety’s Legal Impact Report, Best Lawyers' “Ones to Watch” list for Entertainment and Sports Law, and as a Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” in the Entertainment and Sports field. Read her full bio here.
About Daniel M. Goldberg
Daniel M. Goldberg is a partner in the Privacy & Data Security Group, and the Advertising Technology Group, and is based in Los Angeles. Recognized for his expertise by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Law360, and Super Lawyers, Mr. Goldberg counsels clients on all matters involving data – from collection and monetization to security and incident prevention. He evaluates the legality of client projects and products, develops data protection programs and policies, conducts due diligence, and responds to data breaches and regulatory inquiries. A frequent public speaker, Mr. Goldberg is at the forefront of privacy and data security law -- regularly advising clients on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and sophisticated technology transactions. An industry thought leader, Mr. Goldberg frequently presents at SXSW and IAPP conferences, and recently helped GALA and IAA publish the first-ever global guide on the impact of privacy laws on marketing and advertising. Read his full bio here.
About Sasha H. Levites
Sasha H. Levites is a partner in the Entertainment Group and is based in New York. Ms. Levites represents clients in the film, television, digital media, and publishing industries. Recognized in Variety’s “Dealmaker’s Elite” and “40 Under 40” lists, and in Best Lawyers' “Ones to Watch” list for Entertainment and Sports Law, Ms. Levites focuses on transactional entertainment and intellectual property matters and provides a broad range of support for clients working across all areas of film, television, and digital media. She represents writers, directors, producers, documentary filmmakers, studios, distributors, and private equity financiers, and works closely with intellectual property owners to help maximize the value of their rights in an ever-changing marketplace. Read her full bio here.
About Tyler Maulsby
Tyler Maulsby is a partner in the Litigation Group, the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Group, and the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group, and is based in New York. Mr. Maulsby represents lawyers, law firms, and other members of the legal services industry in litigation and counseling matters including legal malpractice, conflicts of interest, fee disputes, disciplinary and admissions proceedings, and other ethics and risk management issues. He also represents businesses and individuals in commercial and criminal litigation matters. Mr. Maulsby regularly appears in state and federal courts and before disciplinary tribunals. A frequent public speaker and author, Mr. Maulsby currently serves as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics, and holds a leadership position in the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Read his full bio here.
About Julie Murray
Julie Murray is a partner in the Entertainment Group and is based in New York. A member of Variety's “Women’s Impact” and “New Leaders in Law and Finance” lists, Ms. Murray represents companies, individuals, and rights holders in all facets of the entertainment industry including television, film, and digital content. Ms. Murray handles all transactions from the development of a concept through delivery of the final cut -- including production services agreements, distribution agreements, content licensing agreements, development attachment agreements, talent agreements, employment agreements, and executive agreements. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Murray worked in production at several networks and production companies for over a decade, giving her unique insight and understanding of the day-to-day needs of her clients. Read her full bio here.
About Adam J. Osterweil
Adam J. Osterweil is a partner in the Estate Planning & Administration Group and is based in New York. Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Mr. Osterweil focuses on estate, gift, and income tax planning, as well as estate and trust administration. Mr. Osterweil helps clients achieve their estate planning goals by drafting customized wills and trust agreements, providing insights based on his thorough knowledge of nuanced issues of trusts and estates laws. He also works with executors and trustees in all aspects of estate and trust administration. In addition, he advises public and private charitable organizations on establishing tax-efficient structures, securing tax-exempt status, and other related matters. Read his full bio here.