Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2021) — Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP (“O+Z”), is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, founding partners Scott Zebrak and Matt Oppenheim have been named to Billboard magazine’s prestigious Top Music Lawyers list. The selection honors lawyers on the front lines of the music industry's legal battles and deals.
Matt and Scott have represented the music industry for decades, dating back to seminal cases like Napster, LimeWire, and others. This year, Billboard recognized their important work in representing the major record companies and music publishers (Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, and Warner Chappell Music) against internet service providers (ISPs) who fail to address widespread copyright infringement on their platforms.
Scott, Matt and their team at O+Z persuaded a federal court to reject a litany of challenges from Cox Communications to the $1 billion jury verdict that O+Z won for their music industry clients against Cox, finding it liable for willful contributory and vicarious copyright infringement. In addition, O+Z (along with co-counsel at Covington & Burling) is spearheading two cases — one against Charter Communications and one against Bright House — that, if successful, could further shape the playing field with ISPs when it comes to copyright infringement by ensuring that ISPs take appropriate action when learning of subscribers using their service to infringe.
“We are pleased that once again Billboard magazine has recognized our efforts on behalf of the music industry, and we are grateful to our clients for the opportunity to represent them year after year,” said Zebrak.
“Our hats also go off to the talented team of attorneys at O+Z, with whom we share this recognition and whose dedication and passion have been the backbone of our success,” added Oppenheim.
The Top Music Lawyers List in the April 3, 2021 issue of Billboard can be found here.
About Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP
O+Z is a dynamic litigation boutique founded by attorneys with extensive experience protecting content and brands. Top-tier clients in creative and innovative industries rely on us for compelling advocacy, strategic counseling, and decisive action in complex legal matters. Our attorneys come from prestigious firms and have litigated some of the most prominent copyright and internet matters of our time.