Full Name
Brian A. Frankel
Job Title
Attorney
Company
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
Speaker Bio
Brian A. Frankel of Copyright Counselors, LLC is a business, entertainment, and intellectual property attorney based in Washington D.C. Brian’s practice includes contracts & transactional law, entertainment law, copyright, trademark, corporate law, and litigation. Brian also has extensive experience with IP enforcement, distribution agreements, and issues related to online sales of physical and digital products.

Through his practice, Brian has represented clients that include film & video producers, media distribution companies, screenwriters, Fortune 50 companies, technology startups, government contractors, online marketplaces, social media & marketing firms, a professional athletic team, consultants, freelancers, podcasters, live event producers and talent. Brian is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, in Florida, and before the D.C. Federal Court.

Brian stays active and engaged in the creative community. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for and as the Education Chairman of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts where he has volunteered since 2007. Brian also serves as the Executive Director of D.C. Filmmakers and is the Festival Director for the Wheaton Film Festival.

Brian is an award-winning independent filmmaker. He has produced and/or directed music videos, films, television shows, commercials, and multi-media projects. Brian’s past video clients include MTV, Spike TV, Motorola, M Audio, Def Jam South Records, the Merchant Marines, and the Independent Feature Project. Brian was honored as a Kodak Emerging Filmmaker.

Brian earned both his undergraduate degree and his law degree at the University of Florida. Brian has technical training from NYFA at the French National Film Academy, the Art Institute of Phoenix, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and Miami Dade College.

You may contact Brian directly by sending an email to BFrankel@copyrightcounselors.com.
Brian A. Frankel