Mr. Singer has negotiated and drafted a wide range of corporate documents, and commercial agreements in the of fields of entertainment, media, Internet, telecommunications, and information technology. He also has prepared private placement memorandums and has consulted with clients on other SEC filings.
Mr. Singer has represented clients in United States District Court, before the United States Court of Appeals, and in petitioning the United States Congress for special legislation. Among other cases, Mr. Singer served as co-counsel in a copyright infringement lawsuit against DreamWorks and Warner Entertainment, which matter was settled. He recently served as lead counsel in litigation against Oracle Corporation involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. The matters have been resolved.
Mr. Singer has handled trademark and copyright matters for many clients, has represented clients before the Patent and Trademark Office, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in domain disputes pursuant to the ICANN arbitration procedures.
Mr. Singerís legal background is combined with an in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day workings of the entertainment industry, including the areas of trademark and copyright. He has represented musicians, musical groups, record companies, recording studios, authors, advertising agencies, commercial photographers, radio, television and film talent, film and video production companies, and theatrical productions.
The scope of his experience in the entertainment field extends from the packaging of entertainment projects to organizing and managing studio productions, to producing live concerts with internationally-known artists. Mr. Singer also has served as a consultant for music publishing companies and XM Satellite Radio Networks, assisting XM in programming its world music channels.
Mr. Singer's initial experience as a lawyer was as a telecommunications attorney with direct participation in the restructuring of the telecommunications sector in the United States. He represented the Public Interest Satellite Network and Consumer Federation of America, served as a consultant for the State Department and the Department of Commerce, and has advised foreign governments on the establishment of regulatory structures for their telecommunications sectors.
In 1973 Mr. Singer founded Lawyers Committee for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and since then has worked with many artistic, humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations, obtaining tax-exempt status and advising these organizations on the implementation of their operating strategies. Mr. Singer has served on the Board of Directors of District Curators, the Alvin Ailey School, and Jennifer Muller Dance Theater. Presently he serves on the Board of Directors of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association, the Foundation for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, The Immediate Life, and the Indigenous Cultural Education Center.
Mr. Singer presently is the United Nations representative for the Non-Governmental Organization Global Family for Love and Peace. In this capacity Mr. Singer also oversees Globlal Family for Love and Peace's annual Week of Global Interreligious Dialogue, an event to support the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Mr. Singer has written books and articles on entertainment law, copyright and trademark matters, negotiating contracts, managing telecommunications networks, and establishing regulatory structures in developing countries. He has lectured on these subjects at The Georgetown University Law Center, at seminars sponsored by The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, at the Global Entertainment and Media Summit, and at international conferences.