Lewis Brisbois adds two lawyers to the entertainment law practice

Matt Cottingham and Austin Wells

Lewis Brisbois added entertainment lawyers Matt Cottingham and Austin Wells at his Nashville office as a partner and associate, respectively, in the company’s entertainment, media and sports practice.

The duo join Lewis Brisbois from an entertainment law firm and bring with them a wealth of experience, as well as several high-profile clients, including Brittney Spencer, Lily Rose, Ashley Cooke, Chris LaCorte and Matt Roy.

“We are especially pleased to have Matt and Austin join our Nashville team and look forward to their leadership at the national level,” said the President of Entertainment, Media and Sports Practices. Steven C. Beer. “They bring specialist experience to Lewis Brisbois that will greatly benefit our clients, particularly in the music business, and we look forward to working with them.”

A 2022 Billboard Top Music Lawyer with over a decade of experience in entertainment, intellectual property and business law, Cottingham regularly advises artists, songwriters, producers, independent publishers, news companies independent media and labels. He received his law degree from Cecil C. Humphreys Law School at the University of Memphis and his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

“It was an opportunity to come in on the ground floor and help build the Nashville office, while coordinating with the other entertainment attorneys in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles,” Cottingham shares. “I look forward to being in a powerful company with a variety of different practice groups and working with those teams to access all the resources we need for our clients.”

Wells represents a diverse group of creators, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs in transactions that include recording, publishing and production deals. He earned his law degree from Belmont University College of Law, where he earned a certificate in entertainment and sports law, and his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, where he played Division I football.

“This is an opportunity for me to follow one of my mentors and help build something unique in the Nashville music space,” Wells adds.

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