Speaker Profile

Brian Murphy
Partner / Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Brian Murphy counsels some of the world’s best-known brands, advertising agencies and entertainment/media companies as they develop and produce advertising and entertainment programs across all media. His practice focuses on copyright, trademark, right of publicity/right of privacy, false advertising, unfair competition and defamation. Mr. Murphy negotiates and structures celebrity and “influencer” talent agreements, agency-client contracts, sponsorship arrangements, product integration deals, and music, film, and other content licenses. He assists clients in the development and execution of complex contests, sweepstakes, and charitable promotions and programs. Brian also regularly advises clients on issues pertaining to various SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements. In addition, he regularly advises clients on the development and production of branded entertainment projects such as television shows, films, live events, electronic games, webisodes and websites. Mr. Murphy is a frequent and popular speaker on advertising, entertainment, social media and intellectual property issues. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Brand Activation Association and the ANA. Brian was named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” for First Amendment, media and advertising law by Super Lawyers magazine, and he has received praise in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America.