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Elizabeth Valentina litigated prominent ground-breaking copyright and trademark cases in the entertainment and digital media space for over 20 years at 21st Century Fox in LA and Jenner & Block LLP in NYC, including Isohunt, Hotfile, RealDVD, Pubfilm, ivi, FilmOn, Aereo and VidAngel. 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. Valentina also represented Fox’s interests in many MPAA and MPA 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/IP and licensing strategy. Valentina also has hands-on film production experience, having earned a Masters 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 IP 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 BA from McGill University (Montreal), MA from New York University and JD/LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto). She is admitted to practice law in New York, California and Ontario, Canada.
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Thomas Lenz was quoted on a YouTubers Union in Germany challenging Google to demand more insights on how the company decides whether some videos are taken down or demonetized. Lenz said the company gave a range of reactions when it handled similar situations in the past."If you've seen the different facets of these issues arise, you study those and how best to respond," said Lenz, referring to Google's management. "You're going to be more savvy with those issues."
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"Toward a Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation," National Business Law Scholars Conference, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA.
“Law Matters – Less Than We Thought,” Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law School, Durham, NC.
“Forum Selling Abroad,” Comparative Law Work-In-Progress Workshop, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL.