Sabrina Silverberg is Counsel in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and Chair of the Firm’s Media & Entertainment practice group. With deep and broad experience in media and entertainment, her practice provides clients with strategic advice on a wide range of industry-relevant matters. These include complex cross border transactions, agreements related to the development, production, acquisition, financing, marketing, promotion, distribution, publishing, branding, sale and other exploitation of television, motion picture, digital, print and podcasting content, video games, music and consumer products, intellectual property licensing and counseling, advertising and marketing compliance, corporate governance and data privacy.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Sabrina was Deputy General Counsel at Condé Nast, where she helped build Condé Nast’s first globally integrated Legal & Policy department. Prior to that, Sabrina built up a notable technology startup’s legal functions, including data protection and other compliance programs. Sabrina also has headed the business affairs function for a publicly traded leading publisher of interactive entertainment.
Sabrina began her career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an Associate in the Trade Practices & Regulatory Law Department, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment litigation. She later worked at NBC and at MTV Networks (now Paramount Media Networks), where she served in a variety of different roles, including as Executive Vice President, MTVN Music Strategy & Relations and as General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Business Affairs for VH1 and CMT.
Over the course of her career, Sabrina has also served as General Counsel of Heed, LLC, a start-up social Internet of Things platform whose shareholders included Endeavor, SoftBank and AGT International, and as Senior Vice President, Head of Business Affairs & Associate General Counsel for Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., a publicly traded interactive entertainment company.
Provide strategic advice on legal matters relating to entertainment, licensing, digital products, platforms and services, corporate, advertising revenue, consumer revenue, consumer regulations, events, advertising and marketing compliance and policies, data privacy, technology and procurement.
Structure, negotiate and draft a wide range of content-related agreements, including talent agreements, literary option and purchase agreements, life rights agreements, development agreements, attachment/collaboration agreements, financing agreements, distribution agreements, first look agreements, producer agreements, writer agreements, co-production agreements, production services agreements and marketing (included branded content) and promotion agreements.
Structure, negotiate and draft strategic transactions relating to entertainment and media, including relationships with sports associations/leagues and complex agreements with music rights holders.
Provide advice related to intellectual property rights, licensing, strategy and protection.
Provide advice related to data privacy compliance, advertising and marketing compliance (including influencer compliance) and compliance with consumer protection statutes and regulations.