Winston & Strawn litigation partner, Michael Elkin, based in the firm's New York office, was profiled and quoted in the "Update" section of the Fall 2009 issue of the Alumni magazine for Brooklyn Law School.
The article relates that Elkin was named managing partner of Winston's New York office in April 2009 and was also elected to the firm's executive committee. Also reported is Elkin's career prior to joining Winston three years ago.
Elkin has represented content owners, such as record labels and music publishers, but says over the years the industry has evolved and so has his practice. "We are representing innovators in the distribution of entertainment and media properties in their quest to make content available to new media and we are fortunate to be in the vanguard in helping to shape the legal landscape with respect to how copyright law is affected by the growth of new technologies," Elkin said.
The article continues by saying that Elkin is a widely recognized litigator and adviser on complex legal issues related to emerging technologies. His practice focuses on media, entertainment, and intellectual property matters, and he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous disputes involving the new technologies that are shaping the contours of intellectual property law. He also counsels entertainment industry clients on capital markets and licensing transactions.
For three consecutive years, Elkin has been selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Entertainment Lawyers in America" by The Hollywood Reporter, and named in The Super Lawyers peer review directory. In 2009, he was named a leading lawyer in his field by Corporate Counsel, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 U.S. Elkin, who studied in France before attending Brooklyn Law School, has a deep and longstanding interest in French-American cultural, social and charitable affairs. He currently serves as vice-president and secretary of the French American Chamber of Commerce and has represented his French clients in U.S. and European courts.