Mr Todd Larson > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Position

Partner

Career

Todd Larson is a partner in Weil’s IP/Media practice. He represents a wide variety of traditional and new media clients in connection with copyright infringement litigation, rate-setting litigation and trials before the ASCAP and BMI rate courts and the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), product development counseling, as well as the negotiation of music publishing and sound recording performance licenses. On behalf of Sirius XM and Pandora, he has served as a lead member of trial teams in several multi-week proceedings before the CRB to set sound recording performance rates, as well as in appeals before the D.C. Circuit. In addition to his role in cutting-edge music licensing litigation, he also regularly counsels clients – including the world’s largest social media platforms (Meta, Twitter), digital music services (Spotify, Pandora), broadcast and cable television networks, background music services, and satellite and broadcast radio companies, among others – in a variety of intellectual property matters including the interplay between new product design, legal liability, safe-harbor protection, and music licensing requirements.

Education

Alleghany College (B.A., 1991); University of Pennsylvania (M.S., 1998); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

Embedded in music and cable TV litigation, the New York-based team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has extensive expertise in all matters pertaining to content distribution and defamation defense for trade associations. Additionally, practice head Benjamin Marks is an expert in digital rights management who recently advocated on behalf of Pandora Media in the Phonorecords III and IV proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board.  Todd Larson , a specialist in litigation pertaining to copyright and royalties, was also key on this case. Yehudah Buchweitz is an experienced commercial litigator in matters of copyright, the First Amendment, and right of publicity. Randi Singer , a specialist in secondary liability theories of infringement, is also a key member of the team.

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advises and litigates on behalf of major social media platforms, digital music streamers, book publishers and e-commerce companies, on a comprehensive range of copyright issues, including secondary liability, DMCA compliance, and infringement and licensing disputes. The team is led in New York by Benjamin Marks, who specializes in music copyright royalty cases and currently represents music streamer Pandora before the Copyright Royalty Board in a multi-billion-dollar dispute. Randi Singer works in New York and Silicon Valley, acting for publishing, social media and e-commerce, including giants Facebook/Meta and eBay, in complex infringement matters. Todd Larson offers music licensing expertise in the New York office.