Power Lawyers 2012
When the major TV network execs heard that Barry Diller’s new streaming service Aereo would transmit their content digitally, Keller got a phone call. The New York-based litigator specializes in such high-profile IP fights, including repping book publishers against Google over book scanning and the NFL to protect the league’s copyrights and trademarks. This year, he was hired by THR’s parent company to handle an ongoing dispute with the owner of Nikki Finke’s blog — which we promise didn’t influence whether he made the list.
➻ Most satisfying career moment: Keller was on vacation while repping Sony against someone who was trying to stop a Spider-Man film from being released. “I was running back and forth from the beach to work on the briefs. My son says: ‘We’re on vacation. Why are you working?’ I said, ‘Spider-Man needs my help!’ ”
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