Scott Zebrak is a founding partner at Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling involving copyright, trademark, and related Internet and commercial issues. For more than twenty years, he has successfully represented major content companies and others in a variety of high-profile matters.
Scott’s cases have been at the forefront of online copyright protection. He has decades of experience navigating the intersection of content, digital media, and new technology. On behalf of clients in music, education, publishing, and other industries, he has obtained important legal precedent, injunctive relief, judgments, and settlements.
Scott protects creative works and brands across a broad spectrum, including copyright and trademark infringement, online piracy, counterfeiting, subscription fraud, database theft, and unfair competition. In addition to litigation, he regularly counsels clients on complex copyright, DMCA, and other intellectual property issues—including the application of existing laws to emerging technology and business models, as well as the design and implementation of enforcement programs.
Prior to launching O+Z, Scott served for four years as Vice-President, Litigation & Legal Affairs, at the Recording Industry Association of America. While there, he provided legal advice on the preeminent copyright and DMCA issues of the day and handled significant industry litigation.
Before the RIAA, Scott was Deputy General Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property at CoStar Group, Inc. He built CoStar’s anti-piracy program, protected its robust IP portfolio, and provided strategic advice and legal support on associated licensing, marketing, product development, and Internet matters.
Scott began his career as an IP litigator at the Venable law firm, where he litigated copyright, trademark, and false advertising cases. He joined Venable after serving as a judicial clerk for a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Scott is rated AV® Preeminent™ by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system. He is a long-time member of the Copyright Society of the United States. Billboard has named Scott to its prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2020.