Daniel H. Black

Daniel H. Black

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Daniel H. Black, Chairman of the West Coast Entertainment and Media Practice, is widely recognized for his ability to easily navigate on the cutting edge of media as well as the traditional entertainment business. Dan has extensive experience in the television, motion picture and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in the major studio and law firm settings. He has served as lead counsel on transactions with the major motion picture studios and television networks, in addition to major Internet content producing, licensing and advertising entities. His clients include production and distribution, Internet, video game, and augmented reality companies as well as advertising agencies, showrunners and producers, along with on-air television and sports personalities. Dan also has substantial experience representing clients based outside of Los Angeles in their entertainment industry-related matters.

Concentrations

  • Entertainment
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Business
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Winner, Lexology "Client Choice" Award, Media & Entertainment: California, 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, 2009-2017
  • Listed, Variety, "Legal Impact Report," 2013 and 2015-2017
  • Listed, The Hollywood Reporter, "Power Lawyers: Top 100 Most Influential Entertainment Lawyers in America," 2007-2014, 2017
  • Listed, Variety, "Dealmakers Impact Report," 2009 and 2014-2016
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2013-2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Listed, The Daily Journal, "Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers," 2014
  • Recipient, "Entertainment Lawyer of the Year" Award, Century City Bar Association, 2013
  • Co-Chair, Motion Pictures, Television, Cable and Radio Division, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, American Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Film and Television Law, University of Southern California Law School
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Emerson College
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State  Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • A.B., cum laude, New York University
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • California
  • New York
Languages
  • French, Conversational