Barry I. Slotnick

Barry I. Slotnick

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Recognized since 2018

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Copyright Law

Entertainment Law - Music

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Copyright Law
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Barry Slotnick is a nationally recognized intellectual property litigator who represents high-profile clients in the music and entertainment industries, as well as major brands across the advertising, licensing and merchandising sectors. Barry has litigated scores of copyright infringement cases in courts throughout the United States, as well as numerous disputes addressing the respective rights of copyright and trademark owners and users, including rights of privacy and publicity.

His clients have included entertainment companies such as SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music, EMI Music, Peer Music, Broadway Video, Downtown Music, Shapiro Bernstein, Spirit Music, SoundExchange Works, the Harry Fox Agency, the National Music Publishers’ Association, AMC and BBC America. Mr. Slotnick has also represented artists and creators such as the Allman Bros. Band, the Beastie Boys, the Ben E. King Estate, Billy Squier, Carrie Underwood, Herman’s Hermits, the Johnny Cash Estate, Queensryche, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Steven Lutvak, Robert Freeman, David Guetta, and the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate. His representation also includes companies outside the entertainment sector, such as Anheuser-Busch, Dell Computers, DDB Worldwide, Eveready Battery, Fifth Third Bank, Motorola, Museum of Modern Art, New York Life, Toyota and Harley-Davidson.

Barry has lectured extensively on copyright and entertainment issues for the Practising Law Institute and other industry groups. He sits on the boards of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Copyright Society of the USA.

Among Barry’s many distinctions is Chambers USA’s description of him as a “savvy lawyer who is excellent in and out of the courtroom” and “one of the most well-respected music litigators in New York.” The accolades that Barry values most, however, are the private ones that come from clients who express their appreciation for his work.


  • 345 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10154


  • Syracuse University , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1972

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1974
  • New York Court of Appeals, 1972

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Copyright Law, New York City (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


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