Alex Weingarten
Partner
Venable LLP

Alex Weingarten is a preeminent trial lawyer who represents musicians and entertainment industry professionals in high-stakes business, probate, and entertainment litigation. Clients look to Weingarten to handle “bet the company” cases, protect their integrity during the public litigation process, and suggest novel strategies. He is aggressive in optimizing results and finding the most direct route to victory. He recently defended 5 Seconds of Summer and Vevo against copyright infringement claims over their hit song “Youngblood.” This suit has significant implications for the music industry in determining what standard to apply to prove whether a given composition violates the copyright of another. He is also representing Selena Gomez in a suit against developers of the app-based game Clothes Forever for their unauthorized use of her name and likeness. This action will have monumental significance concerning the protection of entertainers against unauthorized use of a person’s name, likeness, or identity.


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