Faculty Profile: Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey AllenBradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP1600 Division St. Ste. 700 Nashville, TN 37203 Work Phone: (615) 252-2377Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • Entertainment and Sports Law: Supreme Court Update on Trademark and Copyright Cases
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2018
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2017
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2015

Jeff Allen joined Bradley in 2008 and practices in the firm's Media and Entertainment, as well as the Intellectual Property practice groups. Jeff has handled a number of cases involving contract and complex royalty disputes in the entertainment industry. He has also handled litigation involving copyright termination, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, right of publicity, and false advertising claims. Additionally, Jeff has negotiated and drafted copyright transfer and assignment agreements, personal management agreements, exclusive licensing agreements (both domestic and foreign), master recording agreements, production agreements, publishing agreements, distribution agreements, and joint venture record label and publishing company agreements for entertainment industry clients. He has worked on all legal facets of an independent film production, including negotiating talent agreements and releases, and has negotiated television production contracts, with an emphasis on reality television deals. Jeff has also represented major broadcast networks, sports leagues, and record labels. Further, Jeff regularly prepares and completes copyright registration applications for music and entertainment clients, counsels artists and songwriters at all stages of their professional careers, and frequently speaks on timely music and entertainment industry topics for the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and other industry groups. Jeff earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in December 2007. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University in 2002. Prior to law school, Jeff worked as an Honors Paralegal Specialist at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C. Jeff is the Immediate Past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Law Section and the 2018 Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association's Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Committee.