Robert Jacobs is a litigation partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and the leader of the firm’s entertainment litigation practice. Chambers USA has recognized him as one of the country’s preeminent entertainment litigators, emphasizing that his “litigation work is of the highest level” and that “he is informed on legal issues” and “pragmatic, reliable and proactive.” Legal 500 also has recognized Robert as a Leading Lawyer for entertainment and media litigation, and described him as a “superb team leader” whose group “always over-performs and never over-lawyers” and who is “results oriented and second to none.”
Robert focuses his practice on commercial, copyright and other intellectual property disputes in the entertainment, media and fine art industries. He has successfully represented top-level talent, as well as major record labels and music publishers, movie studios, theatrical rights owners, managers, talent agencies, and brands in copyright, contract, Seven Year Rule, fraud, tortious interference, fiduciary duty, idea theft, trademark, right of publicity, unfair competition, labor agreement, and royalty actions in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country. He also regularly handles and provides strategic advice on nonpublic claims and disputes. His current and past clients include entities such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV, Warner Music Group, BMG Rights Management, Top Dawg Entertainment, 300 Entertainment, Tams-Witmark, CBS Studios, Inc., Univision Communications Inc., Lions Gate Entertainment, Good Universe Films, Mandate Pictures, and the Richard Avedon Foundation, and leading recording artists, songwriters, and producers such as Kendrick Lamar, Bruce Springsteen, Diplo, Marshmello, Bastille, SZA, Usher, will.i.am, Tracy Chapman, Steve Mac, Fall Out Boy, Jermaine Dupri, Los Tigres Del Norte, and Fleet Foxes.
Robert previously was a law clerk to the Honorable Gregory W. Carman, U.S. Court of International Trade.