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Larry is a partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. His experience includes serving a broad range of domestic and international clients in the food and beverage, high tech, media, and entertainment industries, on a scale that takes him across the country and around the world. His practice experience is broad based, with particular emphasis in food and beverage, consumer product, fashion, entertainment, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Larry has a keen understanding of risk and how it is best controlled, which makes him a clear choice for clients engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions.


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, 1978, J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University, 1978, Finance & Accounting for Lawyers
  • Trinity University, 1975, BSc. (Hons)

  • Texas
  • New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • Past president, Texas State Bar Entertainment and Sports Section
  • Chair, Texas State Bar, Copyright Section
  • Governing committee, Texas State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, New York Bar Entertainment Practice Section
  • Former chair, Litigation Division, American Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Practice Forum
  • Voting member, NARAS (Grammys)
  • Founding and voting member, LARAS (Latin Grammys)
  • Board member, Dallas Film Society
  • Former member, Austin Film Society Development Board

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Awards & Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer (2003-2010)
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Entertainment and Media Law, 2016-2019, and for Copyright Law, 2024