Amy Pruett

  • Lecturer
Amy Pruett is an intellectual property law partner at Williams Mullen, where she helps clients identify, develop and protect their brand and intellectual property assets. Pruett counsels clients on the management of their trademark portfolios and provides guidance on the protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights. 
 
As an intellectual lawyer, Pruett has represented prominent, Grammy-winning recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, live event producers, record labels, publishers, well-known media companies and numerous businesses that use or create original content such as music or film. She has handled a variety of transactions for businesses in all industries involving the structure, sale, distribution, management, merchandising, sponsorship, financing, licensing and purchase of original content or new media.  
 
Pruett speaks frequently on music-, copyright- and trademark-related topics, and provides simple strategies and solutions to clients in a way that’s easy to understand. She is an accomplished pianist, singer and songwriter, and longtime veteran of the music industry. Before practicing law, Pruett licensed music and collected royalties at international music rights societies and negotiated music publishing contracts at publishers.  
 
Pruett earned her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law, and she earned her bachelor of arts from Oberlin College. She teaches the short course Music Law at the Law School.

Education

  • J.D.
    Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • B.A.
    Oberlin College

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