Darren Fried of Davis+Gilbert LLP

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Darren Fried is counsel in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions; Entertainment, Media & Sports and Intellectual Property Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert. Mr. Fried’s practice focuses on media companies, advertisers, advertising agencies, public relations agencies and other entities in connection with many areas of advertising, music, marketing and entertainment.

Mr. Fried has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of complex agreements, including agency/client agreements, live event agreements, talent contracts, branding partnerships, music production agreements and music licenses. He regularly counsels global, domestic and local companies on issues relating to all aspects of contract interpretation and enforcement as well as intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and rights of publicity.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Fried was Counsel at Razor & Tie, a large, independently owned record label and entertainment company where he handled a full spectrum of transactional work, including negotiating and drafting record deals, production agreements, manufacturing and distribution deals and content acquisition licenses. Mr. Fried was also a litigation attorney at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

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