Ken Abdo is a partner at the national law firm of Fox Rothschild and has served as legal counsel to music and entertainment media artists for over 30 years. Clients include multiple GRAMMY® award recipients, gold and platinum recording artist’s motion picture and Emmy® award winning TV talent and productions, regional and Broadway theater talent and productions, literary authors and media talent. Following earlier years as a working musician, his legal career has been recognized for successful work with music artists. His commitment to artist advocacy and the legal profession have led him to national leadership positions such as a member of the GRAMMY Museum Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy (presenters of the GRAMMY® Awards), former Governor of its Chicago Chapter, former Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) and its current Program Chair; SXSW CLE Program Co-Chair; Past National Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, among others. He was an adjunct professor of Entertainment law at William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN) for 11 years and is a co-author of the textbook “Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries.” Ken is a published author, frequent lecturer and a regular local and national media commentator on entertainment law issues.
Prior to joining Fox, Ken was the founder and chair of the Entertainment Law Department of Minneapolis-based Lommen Abdo, P.A.
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