Jacob B. Ebin

Intellectual Property, Copyright Litigation, Artificial Intelligence


Jacob Ebin is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice, recently joining the firm from another major international law firm. He concentrates his practice in copyright, antitrust and other complex litigation matters. Jacob has represented public and private companies in a range of industries, with a particular concentration in the music industry. Jacob has worked on numerous high-profile disputes that have shaped music rate-setting law, for both new media and traditional media companies. Jacob has particular expertise before the ASCAP and BMI rate courts as well as before the Copyright Royalty Board, where he has tried four separate cases. Jacob also advises clients in connection with intellectual property licensing. Jacob has also been actively involved in representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice as part of its recurring reviews of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees.


Music Licensing Trial Experience

  • Represented Sirius XM in a five-week trial before the Copyright Royalty Board in a litigation over appropriate royalty rates and terms for Sirius XM’s public performance of sound recordings. (In re Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Transmission of Sound Recordings by Satellite Radio and “Preexisting” Subscription Services (SDARS III))
  • Represented Pandora in a five-week trial before the Copyright Royalty Board to set rates for so-called “mechanical” rights licenses to be paid to songwriters and music publishers. (In re Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords III))
  • On behalf of Pandora, secured highly favorable sound recording performance royalty rates for the 2016-2020 license period following a six-week trial before the Copyright Royalty Board; defended successfully on appeal to the D.C. Circuit.  (In the Matter of Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Webcasting Digital Performance of Sound Recordings (Web IV)).


  • Brandeis University, BA, cum laude, with highest honors in economics
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, cum laude


  • New York


  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York