Marc E. Isserles, Esq.

T: 212-751-2700
F: 212-751-4099

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Entertainment/Sports

Marc E. Isserles, Esq. is a skilled commercial mediator with over fifteen years of litigation experience handling complex business disputes, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, trade secret, entertainment, right of publicity, and licensing issues. Early in his career, Mr. Isserles worked as an associate with Parcher Hayes & Snyder, one of the leading entertainment litigation firms of the time.  Since then, he has regularly been involved in litigation matters involving entertainment personalities and issues.

A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and a founding partner of a top New York City litigation boutique, Mr. Isserles brings to his mediation practice the skills of a seasoned litigator, legal strategist, and nuanced legal thinker.  Mr. Isserles is known for his keen analytical skills, judicious temperament, thorough preparation, and ability to quickly grasp both sides of a complicated issue while keeping an open mind

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Representative Entertainment Mediation Matters

  • Mediated dispute between media company, major record company, and product placement agency relating to production of music video
  • Mediated dispute between former management company and major R&B recording artists over termination of management agreement   
  • Mediated copyright infringement lawsuit brought by co-author of iconic rap song against new artist and major record and publishing companies
  • Mediated multi-million dollar contract and royalty dispute between new artist and former managers

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Neutral on various court panels, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and the Supreme Court, Commercial Division for New York County
  • Member, Federal Bar Council

Background and Education

  • Founding Partner, Shapiro, Arato & Isserles LLP, 2009-2014
  • Partner and Associate, Cohen & Gresser LLP, 2005-2008
  • Associate at Parcher, Hayes & Snyder, O’Melveny & Myers, and Jenner & Block, 2000-2005
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court, 1999-2000
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1998-1999
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1998; Joshua Montgomery Sears Prize (for highest grade point average during second year), 1996-1997; Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review, 1996-1998
  • B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1993

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