Jacqueline C. Charlesworth
Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, founder and principal of Charlesworth Law, is a nationally known litigator and transactional attorney whose practice is focused on entertainment law and copyright. Jacqueline’s clients include leading music companies and movie studios as well as songwriters, recording artists and other creators.
In addition to handling litigation matters and licensing transactions, Jacqueline advises industry trade associations on copyright-related legislative and regulatory matters. In 2018, she was named a Billboard Woman Executive of the Year for her role in helping to craft and secure passage of the Music Modernization Act, landmark legislation to update U.S. music licensing rules.
Previously, Jacqueline served as General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office, where she had primary responsibility for interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act and oversaw a wide range of litigation, legislative, regulatory and policy matters, including the Office’s participation in Supreme Court cases. Before that, she was a litigator and transactional attorney at major law firms and also served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the National Music Publishers' Association and The Harry Fox Agency.
Jacqueline has lectured extensively on music and copyright law, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia and other law schools. She also serves as a trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.
Jacqueline received a B.A. with honors in American Civilization from Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, she oversaw the The Yale Law Journal as an Executive Committee Editor and was a founding member of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Licensed in: California, New York. Additional admissions: U.S. Supreme Court; District of Columbia, Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits; Central District of California; District of Colorado; Middle District of Florida; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Jamie L. Frieden
Jamie L. Frieden is a litigator and transactional attorney whose practice is focused on copyright, trademark, right of publicity and privacy issues. Jamie practiced for over a decade at a premier Los Angeles entertainment firm, where she handled IP-related and First Amendment matters. She has represented film studios, television networks, streaming services, production companies, authors, and filmmakers in litigation matters, content clearance, rights counseling and chain-of-title analyses. In addition, Jamie maintains high-level Spanish skills and is able to assess and advise on Spanish-language scripts and other materials.
Jamie has served on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, of which she is currently a member, and previously served on the Women Who Lead Board of the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC). She has been recognized repeatedly as a Southern California SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation, as well as one of Los Angeles magazine's “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.”
Jamie received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law and served as Executive Editor of the California Law Review.
Licensed in: California, Minnesota. Additional admissions: Fifth and Ninth Circuits; Central District of California; Southern District of California.
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