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Neil Miller is a member of the Entertainment & Media Practice in Greenberg Traurig's London office. He focuses his practice on music and technology with a concentration on digital music licensing and social media. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Neil spent 20 years as an in-house attorney in the media and entertainment industry with a focus on digital media, latterly as General Counsel at SoundCloud and as head of Facebook’s international music licensing team.

Concentrations

  • Negotiation of complex rights agreements with record companies, music publishers, and collective management organizations internationally
  • Strategic counselling regarding digital business models, negotiation strategy, and risk mitigation in a changing regulatory landscape

Capabilities

Experience

  • Negotiating numerous highly complex licensing agreements with music rightsholders in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region with respect to use of music in user-uploaded audio and audiovisual content.°
  • Strategic counselling on monetization of user-uploaded content.°
  • Advising on DMCA and related compliance programs for social media and other user-upload platforms.°
  • Strategic counselling, advice, negotiation, and transaction management for corporate transactions, including venture financing and M&A.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Miller prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Director & Associate General Counsel, Music (International), Facebook, 2017-2021
  • SVP & General Counsel, SoundCloud, 2011-2017
  • VP, International Legal, CBS Interactive, 2009-2011
  • General Counsel, Joost, 2007-2009
  • VP Business & Legal Affairs, MTV Networks International, 1999-2007

Credentials

Education
  • Diploma, Intellectual Property Law & Practice, University of Bristol, 2000
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School, 1995
  • B.A. (Hons), Law, University of Exeter/UK, 1994
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Chemistry & Law, University of Exeter, 1993
Admissions
  • England and Wales