The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) presented Edwards Wildman with its Outstanding Entertainment & Media Law Firm Award at the eighth annual Counsel of the Year Awards on January 11, 2013. John Olsen, an intellectual property partner specializing in trademarks in the firm's London office, accepted the award on the firm's behalf. AMEC recognized the firm's achievements in serving as outside counsel for major studios, TV and cable networks, consumer products companies, and book and interactive game and media publishers. The firm provided counsel to those entities in advertising, marketing and promotions, evolving distribution platforms and mediums, privacy and data security, regulatory compliance (including FTC and FCC), intellectual property, and financing, mergers, and acquisitions.
Edwards Wildman's international entertainment and media practice, based in Los Angeles, offers significant capabilities in the areas of publishing, communications, cable, cloud computing, intellectual property, advertising marketing and promotions, digital media and e-commerce, privacy, technology, and related regulatory and business transaction matters, including cross-border. The firm has combined these practices into a Technology-Media-Telecommunications (TMT) group with over 125 attorneys worldwide. Edwards Wildman is particularly known for its expertise in cable and communications, trademarks, branded entertainment, advertising marketing, promotions, privacy and data security, and digital media and e-commerce. Edwards Wildman's TMT group members are based in the US, EU and the Far East, and work on legal and regulatory projects and disputes spanning the globe. The breadth of the group extends across many disciplines and its members are involved at all stages of the TMT lifecycle.
Edwards Wildman's media clients are involved in both new and traditional media, including satellite, Internet, mobile, software, interactive games, virtual worlds, animation, motion pictures, print, radio, television, cable, video programming, and special effects. The firm advises clients in the media and entertainment industry on product placement, brand integration, and sponsorships involving user-generated content, wireless technology, interactive games, data protection and use, and social networking. With special expertise in the advertising, data, technology, entertainment and retail industries, Edwards Wildman attorneys help structure agreements that benefit all parties. The firm assists in conceptualizing, creating and negotiating branded entertainment deals with content owners and distributors across multiple media platforms and have negotiated and structured numerous transactions for premier brand marketers, television producers, film studios and new media companies.