Simone S. Solomon
What do you focus on?
My practice focuses primarily on representing entertainment, technology and media clients in a wide-range of transactional matters. I work closely with content producers, film and TV production companies, documentary producers, musicians and others in the entertainment industry in structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements including their complex production, marketing/advertising, sponsorship, content licensing, development and distribution agreements.
What do you see on the horizon?
This is an ideal time for content producers and technology superstars as people are consuming a multitude of content via many different platforms. Gone are the days of only being able to catch your favorite show or film on TV, which has opened up an array of opportunities for content creators. We provide a breadth of pertinent knowledge and legal counsel to these innovators and creators in the entertainment space so that they can focus on producing great work, while ensuring their work is protected at the same time.
Simone focuses her practice on representing entertainment, technology and media clients in a wide-range of transactional matters. Simone works closely with content producers, film and TV production companies, documentary producers, musicians and others in structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements including their complex production, marketing/advertising, sponsorship, content licensing, development and distribution agreements. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clients in the TV, film, music, publishing, and technology industries take preventative measures to protect their work in order to prevent costly litigation down the line.
Simone previously held Business & Legal Affairs roles at Comcast and ESPN where she played a significant role in the negotiation, structuring and closing of high-profile production, intellectual property and technology deals with major organizations as well as state and federal entities. While at Comcast, Simone worked with teams at the forefront of the development and deployment of many of the corporation’s transformative products and services. She worked diligently with key stakeholders from inception to completion to ensure that each product and service comported with the governing regulations.
Simone’s past experience also includes providing legal counseling services to a major lending institution where she conducted a full-scale audit of the company’s residential mortgage litigation matters to ensure that the company complied with the applicable laws and regulations. She developed litigation strategies with in-house and outside counsel to provide the best defense of the company and offer optimal settlement and risk mitigation options.
After graduating from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Simone served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth Jackson in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. Prior to law school, she assisted United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch with large-scale investigations and cases as well as managed numerous IP litigation matters at Hogan Lovells. Simone is an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).