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March 31, 2015 5:49 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Baker & Hostetler LLP

Company Overview

Baker & Hostetler LLP provides legal advisory services to domestic and international enterprises, financial institutions, private companies, and individuals. The firm's practice areas include business, employment and labor, intellectual property, litigation, taxation, and personal planning and employee benefits. Baker & Hostetler was founded in 1916 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio with additional offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Costa Mesa and Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; New York City; Orlando, Florida; and Washington, District of Columbia.

3200 National City Center

1900 East 9th Street

Cleveland, OH 44114-3482

United States

Founded in 1916





Key Executives for Baker & Hostetler LLP

Executive Partner
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Baker & Hostetler LLP Key Developments

BakerHostetler Responds to Copyright Infringement Complaints Filed Against Freeplay Music

BakerHostetler filed answers and counterclaims in the United States District Court for the Central District of California responding to Machinima, Inc. and Collective Digital Studios, LLC (CDS). The filings allege that Machinima and CDS have exploited hundreds of copyrights owned and/or controlled by Freeplay Music, LLC. The filings, prepared by BakerHostetler attorneys Oren Warshavsky, Robert Welsh and Tatiana Markel, allege that both Machinima and CDS were aware that they were using Freeplay's music without authorization. Freeplay Music's filings explain that Freeplay's agents and Freeplay itself alerted Machinima and CDS that each was exploiting Freeplay's copyrights without authorization. The filings also explain that beginning in 2014, when YouTube required Machinima and CDS to ensure copyright compliance, both eschewed their obligations to do so with respect to Freeplay's copyrights. Freeplay Music, a music publisher since 2001, administers a catalogue of tens of thousands of songs, 15,000 of which are available for download on its website. Freeplay's music is easy to use properly. Freeplay Music has issued over 1.8 million licenses and there are over 425,000 authorized uses of its copyrighted music on YouTube. As detailed in the court filings, Freeplay engaged a related but independent company, TuneSat, LLC, which has the premier music identification technology. TuneSat represents thousands of copyright owners and has a database of over 50 million different musical works. TuneSat identified hundreds of unauthorized uses. Machinima is accused of exploiting over 80 Freeplay copyrights, of which there are over 500 unauthorized uses. CDS is accused of exploiting over 40 Freeplay copyrights, of which there are more than 60 unauthorized uses.

Baker & Hostetler LLP Announces 3 New Partners in Houston

BakerHostetler LLP announced 3 new partners in Houston. James Phillips is a member of the Litigation Group and a trial lawyer with a focus on complex commercial litigation, products liability, construction, and oil and gas matters. J. Keith Russell is a member of the Litigation Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and general business litigation, with a focus on motor vehicle franchise litigation. Gregory Saikin is a member of the Business Group and a former assistant U.S. attorney who focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and related civil and administrative matters.

Baker Hostetler Hires Laura McMahon as Partner

In Houston, Baker Hostetler has hired Laura McMahon. She joins as a partner from Norton Rose Fulbright, where she co-chaired the Latin America group.

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