Founding Partner

Keith Cooper


Mr. Cooper specializes in traditional and digital entertainment, intellectual property, and business law. Although he has nearly 20 years of litigation experience, over the last decade his primary focus has been on entertainment and business-related transactional work. This includes agreements in such areas as: music recording, publishing, licensing, songwriting, production, management, distribution, and touring; video game development and publishing; copyright and trademark licensing and merchandising; filmmaking and streaming. He has represented musicians, songwriters, arrangers, artists, actors, directors, producers, photographers, designers, and internet content creators.

Mr. Cooper has also represented several business entities. This includes representing start-ups, technology and software companies, game developers and publishers, esports teams, production entities, design studios and a variety of brick-and-mortar businesses. Mr. Cooper has worked with clients on everything from entity formation, governance and compliance to dissolution, mergers and acquisitions. He has assisted clients with equity and debt financing, investor relations, employment matters, business plans and private placement memoranda.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Former President (current Board member): California Lawyers for the Arts, Board of Directors
  • Expert Witness: Fahmy v. Jay Z et al (alleged copyright infringement)
  • Expert Witness: Big Ligas v. Paulo Londra (music management and copyright dispute)
  • Implemented the Entertainment Law Initiative for The Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards)
  • Co-founded internet video streaming company
  • Co-founded music and club promotion company
  • Co-authored published article on digital distribution of music (Int’l Assoc. of Entertainment Lawyers)
  • Worked for Geffen Records and Atlantic Records

Articles, Publications, and Lectures

  • Business Issues for Bands (San Jose State University)
  • Business Issues for Artists (CA Lawyers for the Arts (“CLA”) Continuing Education Series)
  • Intellectual Property Licensing (CLA workshop)
  • Copyright Law & Fair Use (Burbank Unified School District)
  • Intellectual Property Protection (Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs)
  • Copyright and Licensing Basics (CLA Workshop)
  • IP Licensing and esports (California Lawyers Association IP Section)
  • Copyrights, Trademarks and Video Game Development (Fei Tian College)
  • Esports & Gaming Law (UCLA SoCal Flower Fest)
  • Trademark Basics (CLA World IP Day)
  • Moderator: Monetization of Digital Music (GRAMMY Museum)
  • Moderator: Democratization of Music & Decline of Record Labels (Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley)
  • Moderator: Music Apps, IP licensing and the 360 Deal (Expression College)
  • Moderator: Crossing the Digital Music Divide (32nd Annual CLA Music Industry Seminar)
  • Moderator: Unionization in Video Game Industry (American Bar Association National Symposium)
  • Panelist: Digital Distribution of Music (Int'l Assoc. of Entertainment Attorneys, Hastings Law)
  • Panelist: Technology & Impact on Creativity & Music Economics (Black Box, Sacramento)
  • Panelist: The Economics of Music in the Digital Era (Electric Lodge, Venice)
  • Panelist: Live Music Performance Strategy (28th Annual CLA Music Industry Seminar)
  • Panelist: Licensing for Gaming, Motion Pictures and Television (Boalt Hall UC Berkeley)
  • Panelist: Entertainment & The Law (Social & Public Art Resource Center)
  • Panelist: Intellectual Property in Esports & Gaming (esports Bar Association)
  • Panelist: Game Design: Licensing, Ownership, and Creative Control (CLA)
  • Panelist: Anatomy of a Developer/Publisher Relationship & Agreement (CLA)
  • Panelist: eSports, IP and Legal Issues (CLA)
  • Panelist: Esports Brand, Venue, Team and Influencer Deals (Beverly Hills Bar Association)
  • Panelist: Music and Blockchain Solutions (Southern California Blockchain Summit)
  • Panelist: Transactional Year in Review (Beverly Hills Bar Association)

Bar Admissions

  • California


Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1994

University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.A., Political Science, 1988