Andy Gass

Latham & Watkins — Partner
UC Berkeley School of Law — Lecturer

Andy Gass runs the copyright practice at Latham & Watkins, and teaches a variety of courses related to copyright and competition law at the UC Berkeley Law school. In his role as a litigator, Andy has represented Apple, Spotify, the Andy Warhol Foundation, Creative Commons, and other leading clients in a number of the most significant copyright cases of the past decade. In the AI space in particular, he currently represents OpenAi in the putative class actions filed by Sarah Silverman and other plaintiffs concerning the use of copyrighted books to train ChatGPT, and DeviantArt in a separate putative class action over whether liability can attach to a party who implements an open-source text-to-image generative AI tool. Andy graduated from Yale College and Berkeley Law School, and clerked for the late Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit. He currently serves as an advisor to the ALI’s ongoing project to draft a Restatement of copyright law, and sits on the Board of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.

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