Justin John Glyer

Justin John Glyer

Glyer Media and Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Communications & Internet Law, Intellectual Property...
  • California
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Summary

Justin Glyer's practice focuses on media, entertainment, marketing, technology and commercial contracts, start-ups, copyright, trademark, content, internet, communications, privacy and general business law.

Mr. Glyer has conducted successful negotiations with digital media start-ups, artists, producers, movie studios, television networks, promoters, talent agencies, multi-channel internet distributors, record labels, publishers, software developers, internet service providers, social media companies, business development professionals, accounting firms, public speakers, job recruiters, universities and academics, advertisers, marketing, telecommunications and technology companies, insurance carriers and a wide range of other individuals and businesses from the very small to the Fortune 500.

As a long-time former business and legal affairs executive for global media and entertainment companies as well as a representative of artists and professionals, Mr. Glyer understands the need to balance the minimization of exposure to liability with equal sensitivity to business and creative goals. In addition to providing legal support in the areas of content and technology, he has given extensive counsel to corporate departments ranging from human resources, finance and accounting, to marketing, facilities operations and advertising.

Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Areas
  • Media
  • Copyright
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal Attorney
Glyer Media and Entertainment Law
- Current
Practice focused on media, entertainment, marketing, technology, commercial contracts, start-ups, internet, privacy and general business law. Extensive legal knowledge in areas of contract, copyright, fair use, trademark, advertising, privacy, right of publicity, communications and defamation laws. Conducted successful negotiations on behalf of individual and corporate clients in media, entertainment and other industries. Adept at balancing the minimization of exposure to liability with equal sensitivity to business and creative goals.
Director, Business and Legal Affairs
Al Jazeera America (successor in interest to Current TV)
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Drafted, reviewed and negotiated extensive agreements for global television network in a very fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven media environment. Agreements included commercial contracts, business development, production, content licensing and distribution, marketing, sales, promotions, music master use and synchronization licenses, talent, voice, composer, employment, NDA, independent contractor, appearance, materials and location releases, vendor, termination, software and other information technology related agreements and licenses. Point counsel for digital editorial and information technology departments including the product and innovation team. Responsible for drafting and revising company online legal terms of use and legal review of social media applications. Point counsel for multiple news and entertainment programs including network flagship primetime show, America Tonight. Reviewed program scripts, rough and final cuts to prevent exposure to liability by clearing rights through releases, licensing, fair use and avoidance of invasion of privacy, defamation and other claims. Ensured standards and practices compliance and made related risk assessments in line with company policies. Lead counsel responsible for the development and delivery of copyright, fair use, defamation and privacy law presentations to television and online programming departments throughout Al Jazeera America offices.
Director, Business and Legal Affairs
Current TV
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Drafted, reviewed and negotiated extensive production, distribution, licensing, advertising, marketing, technology, commercial contract and other agreements for global television network in a very fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven media environment. Responsible for legal review and clearance of audiovisual content, including substantial user-generated content acquired by network for distribution. Provided business and legal counsel for programming, music, acquisitions, promo, marketing, human resources, ad sales, new media, information technology and finance departments. Lead counsel responsible for the development and delivery of copyright, fair use, defamation and privacy law presentations to television and online programming departments throughout Current TV offices in the United States. Ensured legal compliance with standards and practices as well as contest and sweepstakes laws. Implemented internship program and oversaw company law school interns.
Business Affairs
Creative Artists Agency
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Reviewed and commented on agreements on behalf of A-list artists and producers with major studios, television networks and independent film companies, including actor, director, writing, term deals, development, shopping, option and literary purchase, life story rights, clip licenses, settlement and release, termination, consulting, assignment, distribution, speaking engagement, escrow and backend compensation definition agreements. Researched and advised on issues concerning contracts, copyright, trademark, guild requirements, immigration, tax, privacy rights, and other legal and financial matters.
Law Clerk
EMI Recorded Music
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Law Clerk
Universal Music Group
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Agent Trainee
Agency for the Performing Arts
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Education
University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. | Double Major: International Relations; and German
Activities: Elected as Representative to Associated Student Government Council Environmental Affairs Board Community Affairs Board
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Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. | Emphasis in Entertainment and Intellectual Property
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Professional Associations
California Lawyers for the Arts
Panel Member
Current
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Bar Association of San Francisco
Panel Member
Current
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California State Bar # 239500
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Copyright, Trademark and Privacy Law Presentations for Non-Attorneys, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco
Current TV and Al Jazeera
Certifications
Attorney Licensed in Good Standing
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Glyer Media and Entertainment Law - Firm Website
Contact & Map
Glyer Media and Entertainment Law
534 Pacific Avenue, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94133
USA
Telephone: (415) 506-4889
Glyer Media and Entertainment Law
1800 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA
Telephone: (310) 963-9386