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Jeffrey M. Movit

Partner - new york


Legal Expertise

Commercial litigation and intellectual property law with a focus on copyright, trademark, entertainment, fashion, technology, breach of contract, trade secrets, defamation and corporate governance.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a management company in a 7-day virtual arbitration involving breach of a management agreement; successfully defended against a California TAA claim and a Tennessee TCA claim; and obtained a favorable award of damages well in excess of a million dollars for breach of contract, including an award of attorney’s fees and costs.

  • Successfully argued appeal of district court order granting summary judgment in defendants’ favor in copyright infringement action in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues including copyright infringement, protection of trademarks, licensing and theft of trade secrets.
  • Counsels international clients in fashion and business sectors on issues relating to entering the U.S. market.
  • Obtained dismissal of copyright infringement action asserted against major record label and superstar recording artist after taking deposition of plaintiffs’ expert musicologist in which he renounced his opinion of infringement.
  • Currently representing defendant in putative class action alleging privacy violations in connection with the use of mobile applications.
  • Obtained dismissal of alter-ego liability claims asserted against corporate entities.
  • Represented prominent author in obtaining dismissal of defamation complaint filed by public figure.
  • Represented independent film producers in obtaining dismissal of complaint filed by motion picture financier alleging breach of production agreements. 
  • Successfully represented corporations in securing Internet domain names held by cybersquatters. 
  • Represented independent music publisher in obtaining dismissal of complaint alleging copyright infringement. 
  • Successfully represented boutique entertainment law firm in proceeding challenging a subpoena that had been served upon the firm. 
  • Represented corporation in obtaining summary-judgment dismissal of nationwide class action. 
  • Represented corporation and its directors in obtaining dismissal of shareholder class action complaint alleging breaches of fiduciary duties. 
  • Successfully obtained asylum in the United States for pro bono client.

Honors & Awards

  • "Rising Stars," New York Super Lawyers (2013-2018)



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
  •    Eastern District of Michigan
  •    Eastern District of New York
  •    Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  •    Second Circuit
  •    Ninth Circuit


New York University School of Law, J.D.

College of William and Mary, B.A.; magna cum laude

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