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Jason Goldberg is a partner in the firm’s Shanghai and Beijing offices, and the chair of the firm’s dedicated entertainment, sports, and media practice in China. Prior to making the transition to practicing in China more than 12 years ago, Mr. Goldberg was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office, in San Diego, California.

As one of only a handful of true entertainment lawyers currently practicing in China, Mr. Goldberg advises major media companies, Hollywood studios, independent producers, sports leagues, directors, actors and other talent, and financial institutions and investment funds on their activities in the PRC.

  • Advice to the National Football League on the licensing of NFL games and other content in China.
  • Advice to a subsidiary of Legendary Pictures as China production counsel for “Great Wall,” directed by Zhang Yimou and possibly the largest budget picture ever to be produced in China.
  • Advice to nearly all of the major Hollywood studios on film projects in China.
  • Advice to National Geographic on China activities.
  • Advice to Oriental DreamWorks in connection with the financing and co-production of “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
  • Advice to Dasym Investment Strategies BV on its project with the China Film Group tentatively titled “Flying Tigers,” to be directed by John Woo; and its project “Skiptrace” with Jackie Chan.   
  • Production counsel for Keanu Reeves’s directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," a co-production involving Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia, China Film Group, Wanda and Universal Pictures.
  • Advice to A2LiVE, the promoter of the STORM Electronic Music Festival in Shanghai, in sponsoring a collaboration between Taiwanese pop star Wang Leehom and Swedish DJ Avicii in recording the first Chinese-language electronic dance music track, “Lose Myself.”
  • Advice to Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia on talent engagements and corporate matters in China.
  • Advice to Celestial Pictures on PRC regulatory issues in connection with the formation of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the joint venture Celestial formed with Lionsgate and the Saban Capital Group in late 2011.
  • Advice to the U.S. software company Adobe on a media-related project in China.

Previous Experience

  • Prior to moving to China in 2007, Mr. Goldberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Diego. In that capacity, Mr. Goldberg acted as lead counsel for the United States in several federal jury trials. His responsibilities included prosecuting drug smuggling, alien smuggling, bank robbery, fraud and other federal crimes.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, TMT (2017-2019)
  • Named one of "50 Game-Changing Attorneys" by Variety in its 2012 Legal Impact Report.
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, TMT (2017-2019, 2013), in which sources praised the “strong entertainment practice” led by Mr. Goldberg, and described him as a "wonderful lawyer and a true team player" who has "comprehensive and extensive knowledge about Chinese entertainment regulations and a deep knowledge of all the players in both China and Hollywood."