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Neema Sahni is a litigation partner with deep media industry expertise. Through her work at the firm, and her prior experience in-house, Ms. Sahni has developed a sophisticated understanding of the legal issues facing clients in the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Alongside an active litigation docket, Ms. Sahni maintains a robust counseling and advisory practice, assisting sports teams and leagues, television networks, and film studios assess and mitigate their litigation risk in the context of high-stakes business transactions.

  • Representation of all major record labels and music publishers in high-stakes copyright litigation against ISPs Charter Communications and Bright House Networks.
  • Represented Fox News Networks in Fox News Network LLC v. Charter Communications Holding Co. LLC et al., a breach of contract action alleging that Charter applied incorrect carriage rates for all systems following its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
  • Defended major film studio against trademark infringement claims concerning action film title.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Sony Music Entertainment and dismissal of all contract and intellectual property claims brought by former music manager regarding 70’s rock act.
  • Represented the National Football League in litigation involving the out-of-market television package, NFL Sunday Ticket.
  • Advises content clients on copyright matters, with particular expertise on fair use defenses and DMCA safe harbor.
  • Represented a group of content companies challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s policies concerning the disclosure of confidential trade secrets to third parties.
  • Member of the Tennis Channel v. Comcast trial team, successfully representing Tennis Channel in an eight-day trial on claims that Comcast discriminates against Tennis Channel and in favor of its own sports channels in its carriage decisions (later reversed on appeal).
  • Represented BP in insurance coverage litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pro Bono

  • Represents the City of Los Angeles, and argued a Ninth Circuit appeal on behalf of the City, challenging the constitutionality of the Federal Government’s imposition of immigration-related conditions on local criminal justice grant funding. 
  • Obtained grant of asylum for El Salvadoran woman seeking refuge from persecution on the basis of her transgender status.
  • Bread for the City Legal Clinic: Six-month rotation providing representation and advice to low-income DC residents in landlord tenant disputes.
  • Successfully represented defendant charged with multiple homicides in state court proceedings.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California   

Previous Experience

  • The Walt Disney Company, Counsel, Corporate Legal: Distribution (2014-2015)