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    Litigation
    Bruce Keller
    Bruce Keller
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    In the recent telefilm Who Is Clark Rockefeller, Sony TV and A&E Networks included a photo of Rockefeller and his daughter similar to one taken by Boston photographer Donald Harney. Harney sued and Keller repped the producers, winning a closely watched case in May when a judge ruled the photos were not similar enough to establish copyright infringement. The New York-based litigator, whose media practice includes doing some work for THR, says his career highlight was repping the NFL in a case over whether a manufacturer infringed the copyright on the Vince Lombardi trophy by making replicas. Keller won the case in February. The NFL invited him and his 14-year old son, Reed, to attend the Super Bowl. That revealed a career benefit. "I can talk to my son about what I do for a living and he doesn't get bored," Keller jokes.

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