Hogan Lovells has announced that counsel Jay Dougherty was named a ‘Counsel of the Year’ by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC), whose members represent leading in-house counsel in the media and entertainment industry. The award was presented at AMEC’s ninth Counsel of the Year Awards in Los Angeles on 10 January.
Dougherty was recognised for ‘social service’, specifically for his work in developing Loyola Law School’s Entertainment & Media Law Institute and Concentration programme, which has been recognised as one of the top 10 such programmes in the country.
He is a professor of law at Loyola Law School and also serves as director of its Entertainment/Media Law Institute & Concentration programme.
At Hogan Lovells, his practice focuses on all types of entertainment industry transactions, including for the development, acquisitions, finance and production of motion pictures, television programmes and new technologies.
Dougherty also has extensive experience in licensing and distribution arrangements and counsels clients on copyright matters and media clearances.