I Fred Koenigsberg
M.A., Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 1969
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1972
Mr. Koenigsberg is Counsel to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and advises the Society and its Board of Directors on all matters as its chief legal officer.
Mr. Koenigsberg also represents the Walt Disney Company, BMG Music, Inc., Demart Pro Arte B.V. (owner of all intellectual property rights of Salvador Dalí) and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company among many other clients, advising as to copyright matters.
Mr. Koenigsberg was named as one of New York's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers in the 2003-2004 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers.
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President (first copyright lawyer to hold that position)
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Director
Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Former Trustee
Member, Executive Committee, ALAI-USA (International Literary and Artistic Association - US Group)
Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Law ("Seminar in Law & the Music Industry," Columbia Law School; "Law & the Arts," Graduate Program in Arts Administration)
A&HG 4174: Law and the arts I
Permission from professor required. Principal artistic applications of U.S. law in areas drawn from copyright law, unfair competition and trademark law, misappropriation, First Amendment questions, miscellaneous torts including rights of privacy and publicity, defamation, interference with contract, and other problems relating to authenticity of art works.