Specialties: Licensing, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Copyright Law,
Data Privacy, Digital Media, General Counsel
Devereux Chatillon is an experienced media and intellectual property attorney who specializes in the area of copyright and trademark counseling; strategic positioning and risk management; and litigation advice, including commercial as well as content related. She works with large and small companies, including established firms and start-ups, to advise them on the use of every kind of content, from digital to traditional print, including licenses, rights and litigation. She also creates new templates for applications and content use across all platforms and provides general advice to clients in identifying and helping minimize legal risk.
Dev has spent many years at the highest levels of the corporate world, working at Callaway Digital Arts, Inc. (as VP Business Development); Scholastic, Inc. (as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel); Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (as Partner); Miramax Films (as Executive Vice President); The New Yorker (as Vice President & General Counsel); and ABC (as Senior General Attorney).
Educated at New York University (JD, Law), where she served on the NYU Law Review, and Harvard University (AB, American History), Dev lives and practices in New York City. She is a Adjunct Instructor in the Masters Program in Publishing at the NYU School of Continuing Professional Studies. Dev is member of the Board of Trustees of the Practicing Law Institute, where she serves as Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. Dev is admitted in New York. She is not admitted in California.
Sample representations include New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc., Hachette Books, How2Media, Inc., and the producers of "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Articles & Essays
"The World's Greatest Detective and The Public Domain: What Remains of Sherlock Holmes?" The answer to the mystery of what happens when part of a character is in the public domain and part is not. Or perhaps just more complications. MLRC Bulletin, August 2014
Panels, Appearances, Boards & Awards
PLI Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2017
Presentation on recent cases involving music and the public domain. March 16, 2017. http://www.pli.edu/re.aspx?pk=186439&t=HLC7_FCLTY
NYU School of Professional Studies
Received the 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for teaching Publishing Law in the Center for Publishing
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Interviewed for a segment on FCC Fines for Broadcast Indecency. Ms. Chatillon helped examine the levying by the Bush Administration of extraordinary fines on broadcasters for words and content that had long been deemed acceptable and the danger posed to the free speech rights of artists, journalists and citizens.
March 16, 2006
Specialties: Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Venture Capital Transactions, Licensing and Distribution Agreements and General Corporate Counseling and Commercial Agreements in the Media, Entertainment, Digital Media and Technology Sectors
Lisa Weiss specializes in corporate and commercial transactions in the media, entertainment and digital media sectors, including general corporate and strategic counsel for companies in the music, music publishing, film, television, games, social media, advertising, digital distribution and technology sectors.
Lisa brings to her practice a combination of years of experience as a partner in large New York corporate law firms and as general counsel of a major music company. Prior to forming Chatillon Weiss, Lisa was a corporate/venture technology partner in Dentons US LLP's New York office, and previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sony Music Entertainment.
Lisa graduated from Columbia University School of Law (J.D.) and Yale University (B.A., Philosophy and Political Science). She is an active member of the Copyright Society of the USA and New York City Bar Association. Lisa is admitted in New York. She is not admitted in California.
Sample representations include:
Articles & Recognitions
Ranked by Chambers USA for 2013 and 2014 as a leading lawyer in Media & Entertainment, Corporate, New York. "Lisa Weiss...is highly skilled in M&A matters. Her transactional expertise spans across the technology, digital media, film, gaming and music industries."
Recognized by the Legal 500’s 2012 and 2014 editions for Technology Transactions and Technology Outsourcing, where she is described as “excellent on all counts”.
"Music Licensing", a primer and resource for all the questions about recorded music and music publishing licensing that general practice lawyers have but are afraid to ask, published in Practical Law The Journal, December 2014/January 2015
Panels & Appearances
Media & Entertainment: Spotlight on M&A in the US and Canada
Dentons Los Angeles MCLE Seminar
January 7, 2014
Making the Digital Deal
Copyright Society of USA Annual Meeting
June 10, 2013
From the Cloud to the Corner Pub: What's New in Media & Entertainment – A Transatlantic Perspective
Dentons Los Angeles MCLE Seminar
January 18, 2012
Navigating the Corporates or “Dancing with Elephants”
Astia New York Doing It Right
July 22, 2010
Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
January 21, 2010
Star War Rebels: Recon Missions
(aka Due Diligence) on Digital and IP Assets
ACC San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Deal or No Deal 2015
November 19, 2015