OKLAHOMA – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the addition of Jay Shanker as attorney in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. With more than 35 years of experience in entertainment and new media law, Shanker will lead the firm’s Entertainment Practice Group.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from New York University, Shanker practiced law in Los Angeles for nearly 25 years before returning to Oklahoma City from which he’s based his international and national law practice since 2005. Throughout his career, he has focused on development, production and distribution of television and motion picture programming, recorded music projects, live stage and events, book publishing, interactive media and fine arts representation and entertainment and new media related startups for private, public and nonprofit organizations, as well as for individuals. His clients have been major recipients of industry commendations, including Academy, Grammy, Emmy and CLIO awards among others.
In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law, Shanker is a nationally sought-after speaker on entertainment law. He has also authored or contributed to five published texts on the topic, and is author/editor for the new Essential Guide to Entertainment Law series to be published by Juris in 2017. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication since 2013 and included in the prestigious Who’s Who Legal – Sports and Entertainment 2015 publication.*
An active member of the community, Shanker has been deeply involved in causes in California and in Oklahoma, serving currently as a World Neighbors trustee and Harding Charter Preparatory High School board member. Previously, he served as a board member for the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, deadCENTER Film Festival, as a Vice Chair of Creative Oklahoma, Inc. and other organizations.
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