Larry Waks is an attorney who maintains a high-level Intellectual Property practice serving a broad range of domestic and international clients in the high tech, media and entertainment industries, on a scale that takes him across the country and around the world. On the transactional side, Larry has negotiated a variety of agreements with record labels, film studios and production companies, program providers, cable networks and advertisers, among others. Additionally, Larry represents publishing and distribution companies and computer game, ringtone, software and hardware companies.
Larry has substantial experience representing record companies, publishing companies, film studios and producers, video game companies, advertising and public relations companies, artists, bands, songwriters, screenwriters, industry trade groups, merchandising companies, broadcasters, cable network content companies, and print media throughout the United States and in foreign countries in litigation and transactional matters. He has handled lawsuits involving anti-piracy, anti-bootlegging, and other intellectual property issues, including copyrights, trade secrets, and trademark disputes, in addition to libel and privacy matters.
During his more than 35 years in practice, Larry has played an instrumental role in Austin's emergence as the "Live Music Capital of the World" and in Texas' status as a "Third Coast" destination for film and television production. As counsel for the University of Texas Film Institute and Burnt Orange Films, Larry established a first-of-its-kind public/private partnership to create and support a university-based commercial film production company.