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Jay Rosenthal


Partner, Mitchell Silberman & Knupp LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

Jay Rosenthal is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at the National Music Publishers’ Associations’ (NMPA). Prior to joining NMPA, Professor Rosenthal was a partner with...

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Jay Rosenthal is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at the National Music Publishers’ Associations’ (NMPA). Prior to joining NMPA, Professor Rosenthal was a partner with the law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, and served as General Counsel to the Recording Artists' Coalition (RAC), which was founded by Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, and other prominent featured recording artists. Professor Rosenthal also represented numerous artists and independent record companies, including Thievery Corporation, ESL Music, Mya, Salt-N-Pepa, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Rare Essence, Pro Wrestler and Actor David Bautista, Comedian Robert Schimmel, and monument maker Robert Berks.

Professor Rosenthal is a Professorial Lecturer in Entertainment Law at the George Washington University Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at the Washington College of Law at The American University. He is a former Copyright Alliance Board Member, a former Copyright Examiner with the U.S. Copyright Office, a founding Board Member of SoundExchange, and a member of the Copyright Society. He also served as Vice president of the Washington Area Music Association and as an Advisory Board Member of the Songwriter Association of Washington.

Professor Rosenthal has authored numerous articles on entertainment and copyright law. He is a Contributing Editor with Entertainment, Law & Finance, and a periodic contributor to Billboard and other industry journals and publications. He has lectured extensively around the world on entertainment and copyright industry topics.
 
Professor Rosenthal received an Undergraduate Degree in History and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from The American University, a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from The Antioch School of Law (Editor, Antioch Law Journal), and a Master of Law Degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

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