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Elizabeth Valentina litigated prominent groundbreaking copyright and trademark cases in the entertainment and digital media space for more than 20 years at 21st Century Fox in Los Angeles and Jenner & Block LLP in New York City. As an intellectual property expert in digital media issues at Fox and Jenner, she advised key legal and business executives on intellectual property and anti-piracy strategy and entertainment and digital media transactional matters. She also represented Fox’s interests in many Motion Picture Association of America and Motion Picture Association activities globally.
While Valentina’s practice at Jenner covered a broad range of commercial litigation and intellectual property issues, her primary focus was on copyright, trademark and new media matters for major film studios, publishers, fashion designers, global entertainment content companies and entertainment industry advocacy groups. At Fox, she handled global precedent-setting litigation, amicus practice, investigations and criminal referrals for Fox’s film and television businesses relating to online content and digital technologies, including a wide variety of streaming services, platforms, devices and intermediaries. She also advised senior management, government relations executives and digital distribution teams on global copyright as well as IP and licensing strategy.
Valentina also has hands-on film production experience, having earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from New York University and worked in New York on an Emmy-nominated documentary. She also practiced intellectual property litigation and counseling at a leading intellectual property boutique firm in Canada.
Valentina is a frequent speaker on copyright, content protection and technology issues at industry conferences and at universities and previously served as trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. She earned her JD/LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) and BA from McGill University (Montreal). She is admitted to practice law in New York, California and Ontario, Canada.
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Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.