Owen Sloane and Jordan Yospe Named to The National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of Sports & Entertainment Trailblazers
November 4, 2019—Eisner, LLP is proud to announce that Owen Sloane and Jordan Yospe have been selected for The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Sports & Entertainment Trailblazers. This award honors movers and shakers in the legal industry who have made an impact in the sports and entertainment sectors through new types of strategies or innovative court cases. Sloane and Yospe are two of just 28 individuals honored in this year’s report.
Throughout his over 45-year career, Sloane has achieved a series of firsts, including negotiating a groundbreaking deal involving concert recordings on USB wristbands; negotiating the first-ever joint venture agreement with a major label for an artist-owned label in rock; and drafting the standard language, used today, for engagement agreements involving copyrighted material. He represents major artists and corporations in entertainment, Internet, and music publishing matters, and has also established himself as a go-to expert witness and litigation consultant on issues involving contracts, intellectual property rights, calculation of royalties, contracts for minors, and music industry custom and practices.
Recognized as one of the country’s leading brand integration experts, Yospe has led pioneering product-placement work for films, television shows, and new media, as well as music and video games. As general counsel for Mark Burnett Productions in the early aughts, Yospe crafted some of the entertainment industry’s first brand integration agreements for television series such as “The Apprentice,” ultimately securing multimillion-dollar sponsorships for almost every episode. In private practice, he has repositioned himself as a strategist for makers of feature films and scripted TV, as well as major national brands, helping to develop and pursue opportunities to promote brands in their creative work. Yospe’s inventive approach has won accolades from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, and coverage in The New York Times.
Sloane and Yospe’s Trailblazers profiles can be viewed here.