Mark Passin, a partner in the Entertainment and Media Litigation Group, has been named to the Hollywood Reporter's 6th annual "Power Lawyers" list. The list, which profiles 100 of the most influential entertainment attorneys in America, was published on July 18, 2012. Mr. Passin was featured in the Litigation category.
Mr. Passin was noted for his representation of Cher in her suit against Universal for $5 million in royalties, as well as his representation of the band Poison in a copyright infringement action over the song "Talk Dirty to Me." Mr. Passin focuses his practice on the talent side of the music industry with a concentration on high-profile contract disputes between major recording artists and record companies, record industry royalty audits, disputes between artists and mangers under the Talent Agencies Act and copyright and trademark infringement. He also concentrates on motion picture financing litigation and advertising industry cases. His clients include recording artists, musicians, songwriters, actors, motion picture producers, personal and business managers, independent record and music publishing companies, advertising agencies, and concert tour merchandising companies. This is the second time Mr. Passin has received the honor.