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Lynn M. Quarterman
Senior Associate



  • Entertainment

  • State Bar of California (1993)
  • State Bar of Michigan (1994)

  • University of Michigan
    (B.A. 1988)

  • UCLA School of Law
    (J.D. 1993)

Legal Expertise

Lynn Quarterman specializes in the music, television and marketing areas of the entertainment industry. The emphasis of Ms. Quarterman's practice includes counseling and advising cable television networks and other producers of audio-visual content on all music-related issues. She presently serves as outside music counsel for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and Academy Award winning IMAX filmmaker MacGillivray Freeman Films, Inc. She has represented other institutional clients such as The MTV Networks, GMC and Fox Interactive Network. She has served as production counsel for numerous variety television productions, and represents production companies specializing in unscripted television programming. She continues to represent legacy and contemporary recording artists, as well as songwriters, record producers and management companies. In addition, her representation of strategic marketing client, Maven Strategies, Inc., has led to an area of practice in the drafting and negotiation of sophisticated sponsorship and product placement agreements with companies such as Fox, Kmart, Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, Seagrams Gin, and other Fortune 500 companies.


Biography

Ms. Quarterman has been a senior associate of the Firm since 2010. Previously, Ms. Quarterman was a senior associate at the Law Offices of Henry W. Root (formerly Grakal, Root & Rosenthal, LLP), where she worked since the mid-1990s. Prior to that, she worked in litigation for the entertainment law firm of Slaff, Mosk & Rudman in Los Angeles, California where she worked on the credit attribution case relating to the motion picture "Sex, Lies & Videotapes". In addition, she has spent time in Washington, DC working for the Media Access Project ("MAP"), a public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the first amendment rights of the public in the telecommunication, cable and broadcast television industries. During her tenure at MAP, she worked on issues such as the effect of indecency laws on cable television programming and the scope of the "equal time" access rule in federal elections for presentation before the Federal Communications Commission in the course of its rulemaking procedures. Before law school, she was exposed to the entertainment industry through her position as a broadcast journalist at Detroit area talk radio station, WQBH-AM wherein she served as an "on air" news reporter and eventually News Director and Public Service Announcement Director.