David Adler is an attorney, author, educator and entrepreneur with a multidisciplinary practice focused on counseling businesses across the interrelated areas of Intellectual Property Law, Media & Entertainment, Information Technology and Corporate Law. He provides legal counsel on trademark and copyright clearance, registration and enforcement, digital and new media licensing, production, finance, regulations, litigation and corporate-commercial transactions. David assists interactive and digital marketing and advertising companies, content providers and licensors with advice on affiliate, publisher and partnership agreements, content licensing, syndication, distribution, Social Media and many other related deals.
David has an extensive private-practice and in-house background counseling clients on corporate and intellectual property law, including corporation and LLC creation and finance, contract interpretation, drafting, negotiation and enforcement. He is also an adjunct professor for music law at DePaul University School of Law in Chicago.
He received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997 where he wrote for the DePaul Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He received a Bachelor of the Arts in English and a Bachelor of the Arts in History from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Outside the practice of law, David created and taught an undergraduate course on E-Business in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department of Columbia College Chicago, currently chairs the Chicago Bar Association's Media & Entertainment Law Committee and previously chaired the Start-up and Entrepreneurial Ventures Subcommittee, frequently contributes to numerous online publications in the areas of ecommerce, intellectual property and small business and speaks to industry and trade groups and associations on these topics.
Internet & Ecommerce Agreements
DePaul University College of Law 1997