Jonathan Seiden L’01
Adjunct Professor of Law
Jonathan Seiden is an attorney and business affairs executive with over 20 years of experience drafting and negotiating industry-specific agreements in the fields of entertainment, media and intellectual property.
As of July 2016, Seiden serves as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Endeavor. In this role, he is currently serving as the global head of the Intellectual Property practice for Endeavor as well as the head of the legal and business affairs team for Endeavor’s licensing business, IMG Licensing. Previously, Seiden was the general counsel of Endeavor-owned Miss Universe Organization (Endeavor sold the Miss Universe Organization in October 2022).
Prior to joining Endeavor, from November 2014 until June 2016, Seiden served as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at SFX Entertainment, Inc. (“SFX”) and was responsible for counseling SFX and its live entertainment and media companies (including Beatport, Made Events, and ID&T) with respect to entertainment law matters, including, without limitation, live events, brand integration and sponsorship deals, new media and content licensing, and music performer licenses.
Prior to joining SFX in 2014, Seiden was Vice President, Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs for CORE Media Group Inc. (“CORE Media”) from 2006 – 2014. In his capacity as Vice President for CORE, Seiden counseled CORE and its subsidiaries, namely 19 Entertainment, Sharp Entertainment, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises with respect to intellectual property and entertainment law matters, including, without limitation, the acquisition of intellectual property content, character and merchandise licensing, music publishing, master recording agreements, intellectual property maintenance, enforcement, and litigation.
Prior to joining CORE in 2006, Seiden was a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York primarily focusing on intellectual property acquisitions and licensing.