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Rosenthal, Jay

Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP

Jay Rosenthal is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP. Mr. Rosenthal’s former and present clients include The Recording Artists’ Coalition, SoundExchange, AFTRA, Thievery Corporation, ESL Music, Drake-Web Records, Mya, Salt N Pepa, DJ Kool, SEV, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jonathan Edwards, Toshi Reagan, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Rare Essence, Bill Kirchen, Butch Cassidy, Riot Act Entertainment, VGR Records, Lloyd Dobler Effect, radio personalities Albie Dee, Mark Kaye, and Bill Curry, comedian Robert Schimmel, monument maker/sculptor Robert Berks, and professional wrestler David “Batista” Bautista.

Mr. Rosenthal is a Professorial Lecturer in Entertainment Law at the George Washington University Law School and is an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at the Washington College of Law at American University. Mr. Rosenthal is a former Sound Exchange Board Member and is presently the Chairman of the SoundExchange Artist Advisory Board. He is a former Copyright Examiner with the U.S. Copyright Office, a Vice?president of the Washington Area Music Association, and an Advisory Board Member of the Songwriter Association of Washington.

Mr. Rosenthal has authored numerous articles on entertainment law and intellectual property, and is a periodic contributor to Billboard and other industry newsletters and journals. He is a Contributing Editor to the journal Entertainment Law & Finance. He has lectured extensively across the country on entertainment industry topics.

Mr. Rosenthal received an Undergraduate Degree in History and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from The American University, a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from The Antioch School of Law (Editor, Antioch Law Journal), and a Master of Law Degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center.