E. Leonard Rubin concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, defamation, trade secret and entertainment law. He has extensive experience handling negotiations, legal problems, internet implications and litigation in the copyright, communications, publishing, computer, music, television, theatrical and motion picture areas, among others.
Mr. Rubin recently relocated to Querrey & Harrow from the Chicago office of an international law firm. Prior to returning to private practice, he served for 13 years as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Rubin is a past Trustee and current president of the Midwest Chapter, and sits on the Executive Committee, of the Copyright Society of the United States. He has written numerous articles and spoken both in this country and abroad on copyright, trademark, defamation, entertainment and data protection issues. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois, New York State and American Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before the Illinois and New York state courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth and Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal.
Mr. Rubin is an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School, teaching Entertainment Law. He is a former Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law (Copyright Law), the University of Illinois College of Law (Copyright and New Technologies Law), and Loyola University Law School (Advanced Copyright Law). He is a past president and Board member of Lawyers for the Creative Arts (which provides free legal help to indigent artists, authors and composers), was a Director of CBA-TV Inc., and for 35 years was the director and co-author of “Christmas Spirits,” the annual social and political satire show produced by the Chicago Bar Association.