|American University, Washington College of Law, JD||1993|
|International Law, Technology Law, Entertainment Law|
Steven Masur is a partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard and brings over 20 years of direct strategic business experience to his client matters in digital media, mobile, entertainment, and a wide variety of other industries. He has helped clients create new products and make breakthrough returns in digital music, film, video games, mobile and wireless services, licensing, advertising, retail, manufacturing, publishing, media delivery, software and hardware. Steve is great at divining great strategic opportunities, because he can break down complicated legal and business problems into their component parts and apply metaphors that make difficult decisions seem easy. Steve is a regular speaker at such conferences as CES, SXSW, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, and Digital Hollywood and has written a wide variety of articles on cutting edge business and legal issues. He edited the 2010 IAEL book on Collective Rights Licensing, and frequently blogs about new business opportunities. Steve started his career working on and off Capital Hill in Washington DC. He then moved to New York to work for the Newhouses at Conde Nast on corporate and cable TV deals, and parlayed his experience there into a career working with growth stage to enterprise level companies across a wide variety of different industries. It is this cross industry perspective which informs how he looks at corporate, intellectual property, and transactional law. Steve’s clients have included Shazam, Virgin Mobile, Liberty Media, Yamaha, Nielsen BuzzMetrics, and Bob Vila, among others. Steve went to Colby College, and got his law degree at American University, Washington College of Law.