Kenneth L. Steinthal specializes in litigating matters in the intellectual property/media sector. His practice is focused on copyright, DMCA and antitrust/rate-setting cases involving the distribution of audio and audiovisual content, and includes counseling companies regarding the licensing implications of their product offerings.
Ken has been recognized for his leadership and expertise, including by National Law Journal, as one of its 2016 IP Trailblazers, and by Law360, as one of five 2015 Media & Entertainment MVPs.
Ken has more than three decades of experience litigating matters spanning the IP/media sector, in jury and bench trial settings and before copyright tribunals in the U.S. and internationally.
Ken’s practice is focused on copyright, DMCA and antitrust/rate-setting cases involving the distribution of audio and audiovisual content. His cases typically involve the defense of copyright infringement claims and the establishment of structures and rates for the exploitation of musical works and sound recordings in both traditional and new media distribution environments.
In just the last three years, Ken has led teams on behalf of Google, the Radio Music License Committee, NPR and Pandora before different courts and tribunals (including the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board) to establish rate structures governing his clients’ exploitation of music licensed by music publishers and labels (and their representative organizations).
In a constantly evolving media distribution environment, Ken and his team also counsel clients regarding the licensing implications of existing or contemplated product offerings spanning both traditional and new media.
Ken has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership and expertise in the media and entertainment sector, including by the National Law Journal (as one of its 2016 IP Trailblazers); by Law360 (as one of five 2015 Media & Entertainment MVPs); by The Daily Journal (named to its lists of Top 10 Copyright Lawyers and Leading IP Attorneys in California); and, repeatedly, by Chambers and Legal 500 in their annual listings.
- J.D., Fordham University, cum laude
- B.A., Williams College, cum laude
- New York
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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