Cynthia S. Arato

Shapiro Arato Bach LLP — Partner

Cynthia is an experienced litigator with a practice focusing on intellectual property, media and entertainment, and commercial litigation. Cynthia has successfully represented major corporations and prominent individuals in copyright, trademark, defamation, right of publicity, and contract actions. She previously served as Chair of the Copyright & Literary Property Committee and Co-Chair of the Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age, each for the New York City Bar Association. She served as a panelist on the United States Copyright Office’s Spring 2023 AI Listening Session for Literary Works, including Software. Before co-founding Shapiro Arato Bach LLP, Cynthia was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and at other firms of national reputation, including the boutique litigation firm of Parcher, Hayes & Snyder. Cynthia’s clients include leading entertainment, publishing, and media companies, major record companies, and artists and writers in the entertainment industry.

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