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Neema Sahni
Neema Sahni
Associate
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4757 nsahni@cov.com Download V-card

Neema Sahni is a litigation associate with deep media industry expertise. Through her work at the firm, and her prior experience in-house, Ms. Sahni has developed a sophisticated understanding of the legal issues facing clients in the sports, media and entertainment industries. Her practice offers an unusual blend of litigation capability, transactional support, and regulatory guidance.

  • Represents Sony Music Entertainment in matter involving contract and intellectual property claims by former music manager regarding 70’s rock act.
  • Represents concert promoter in insurance coverage litigation arising from insurer’s failure to pay defense costs in high stakes litigation.
  • Represents the National Football League in litigation involving the out-of-market television package, NFL Sunday Ticket.
  • Represents a group of content companies challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s policies concerning the disclosure of confidential trade secrets to third parties.
  • Member of the Tennis Channel v. Comcast trial team, successfully representing Tennis Channel in an eight-day trial on claims that Comcast discriminates against Tennis Channel and in favor of its own sports channels in its carriage decisions (later reversed on appeal).
  • Represented the BIG EAST Conference in litigation related to conference realignment.
  • Represented BP in insurance coverage litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pro Bono

  • Bread for the City Legal Clinic: Six-month rotation providing representation and advice to low-income DC residents in landlord tenant disputes.
  • Successfully represented defendant charged with multiple homicides in state court proceedings.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • North American South Asian Bar Association, 2012 Convention Programming Committee

Previous Experience

  • The Walt Disney Company, Counsel, Corporate Legal: Distribution (2014-2015)