Entertainment and new media industry including publishing, licensing, promotion, advertising, interactive media, theater, motion pictures, television, music, other media and entertainment companies, as well as the representation within the sports industry, including professional athletes and broadcasters.
Elaine M. Rogers is a partner and co-chair of the Entertainment and New Media department at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. Ms. Rogers’ practice emphasizes all aspects of the entertainment and new media industry including publishing, licensing, promotion, advertising, interactive media, theater, motion pictures, television, and music, as well as the representation within the sports industry, including professional athletes and broadcasters. She has recently authored a chapter on “Recent Trends and Hot Topics in Advertising Law” for Aspatore Books: Managing Advertising & Marketing Legal Issues: Leading Lawyers on Preventing Claims, Handling Disputes, and Understanding Recent Trends and Developments.
Ms. Rogers has been listed in The National Registry of America’s Who’s Who (2000), and was named in the cover article as one of Boston Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers” in entertainment law (October 2002). She was also in Boston Magazine’s November 2004-2008 issues as one of Massachusetts’ “Super Lawyers” and featured in ABA Women in Communications Law “Women to Watch.”
Prior to joining Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Elaine M. Rogers was principal of Fish & Richardson PC, and a member of the firm’s media and entertainment practice group. Fish & Richardson PC is an international law firm and one of the largest in the United States practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law.
As a film and television agent with Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson PC, the firm’s literary and dramatic rights agency, Ms. Rogers has packaged, placed, and/or negotiated a number of film/television deals with studios, distributors, networks, and financiers. She has also produced feature, film and television programs.
Prior to joining the field of law, Ms. Rogers worked as an advertising and public relations executive for several of the world’s largest firms including Burson-Marsteller, Saatchi & Saatchi (The Rowland Group), and WPP, managing a variety of entertainment, consumer, corporate, and health care accounts.
Ms. Rogers is a clinical field supervisor in entertainment law for the internship program at Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the council of advisers for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, the Boston Bar Arts & Entertainment Committee, the New York based Women’s Association of Venture & Equity Inc., an associate member of the Independent Feature Project organization in New York.