Taylor Washington is an Associate in the Entertainment group.
Ms. Washington handles a broad range of entertainment transactions for clients in the film, television, and book publishing industries.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Washington was a Law Clerk for the NBCU News Group at NBCUniversal Media, LLC., where she drafted talent agreements, pickup notices, indemnity agreements, and agency package deals for the production and distribution of CNBC prime time programming including “Deal or No Deal”, “The Profit”, and “Jay Leno’s Garage.” She also reviewed and negotiated talent appearance agreements for CNBC reporters, and advised and counseled business teams on other commercial transactions including venue and content licensing agreements. Additionally, Ms. Washington performed pre-broadcast review of long-form programming on CNBC, including “Secret Lives of the Super Rich”, and advised on potential legal issues pertaining to privacy, defamation, libel, and intellectual property.
During law school, Ms. Washington interned in the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission and in the Business and Legal Affairs department at Scripps Networks Interactive (now Discovery, Inc.), where she worked with counsel to structure and draft production and talent agreements. Prior to law school, Ms. Washington had extensive experience in the entertainment industry including jobs and internships with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the Recording Academy, Octagon, and Viacom.
Ms. Washington is a member of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society Junior Board, New York State Bar Association, and Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in New York.
Howard University School of Law (J.D.)
-Vice President, Intellectual Property Students Association
-Student Attorney, Intellectual Property & Trademark Clinic I & II
Howard University (B.A., Journalism, magna cum laude)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
38th Annual Cardozo BMI Entertainment and Media Law Moot Court Competition
Taylor Washington judges the Cardozo BMI Entertainment and Media Law Moot Court virtual competition. The 2022 problem discusses the constitutionality of the CLASSICS Act and a potential violation of an artist's rights under the Act.
March 25 2022
28th Annual Paul Robeson Conference: Making History Every Day
Taylor Washington participates on the panel, “Right to One's Image - How Black Artists can Maintain their Intellectual Property” during the 28th Annual Paul Robeson Conference hosted by the Columbia Black Law Student Association.
March 3 2022
The 8th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo
Taylor Washington is a panelist during the National HBCU Pre-Law Summit and Law Expo.
September 18 2021
Sistahs in Law Podcast
May 8 2021
Houston Baptist University: Sports and Entertainment Law Speaker Session
Taylor Washington speaks to students in the Media Law & Ethics class at Houston Baptist University as part of the Sports and Entertainment Law Speaker Session.
April 20 2021
37th Annual Cardozo BMI Entertainment and Media Law Moot Court Competition
March 19 2021
Cardozo School of Law: Entertainment Law Week
Taylor Washington speaks on the "Diversity in Entertainment" panel during Cardozo School of Law's Entertainment Law Week.
February 23 2021
SELSA: Young Associates Panel
Taylor Washington is on the Young Associates Panel during a virtual program for the Sports & Entertainment Law Student Association at Howard University School of Law.
February 8 2021
Lights! Camera! Action!
Taylor Washington speaks during the "Lights! Camera! Action!" panel discussion on entertainment law for Pursuing the Esquire.
November 10 2020
Howard University School of Law Alumni Panel
Taylor Washington participated in a panel at Howard University School of Law featuring attorneys working in the sports and entertainment industries from Events DC, Bruns Brennan & Berry, and more.
March 28 2019