Steven T. Lowe is a business and entertainment litigator who has been championing the rights of screenwriters, artists, creators, producers, and others in the entertainment industry for the past 30 years. He is the managing partner of Lowe & Associates, P.C., a firm which has successfully represented clients in many high profile entertainment cases, including but not limited to idea theft suits in connection with the hit film franchise “The Purge” (still pending) and the VH1 reality show “Hollywood Exes.”
Mr. Lowe has authored several articles on copyright and entertainment law that have been featured in publications such as Los Angeles Lawyer, the San Francisco Daily Journal, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. These include “Pre-Emptive Strike” (2003), “Credit Where Credit is Due” (2004), and “Royal Treatment” (2006). Mr. Lowe’s “Death of Copyright” article was published in both the Los Angeles Lawyer in 2010 and the Computer & Internet Lawyer in 2011. In 2012, he co-authored “Death of Copyright: The Sequel” with Daniel Lifschitz. These articles were widely disseminated and cited, and were required reading for entertainment and copyright law courses at UCLA and Loyola law schools. In addition, “Death of Copyright” has been the subject of two panels held by the Beverly Hills Bar Association in 2011 and 2013, on which Mr. Lowe served as a lead panelist. Mr. Lowe has been a speaker at multiple entertainment related symposia, including for California Lawyers for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
In 2013, Mr. Lowe co-founded the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL), a professional organization of attorneys seeking to balance the influence of international entertainment industry conglomerates through education, advocacy, legislation and litigation. CSEL has accomplished several impressive feats to date, including its participation as amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Petrella v. MGM.
Mr. Lowe received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut in 1984, after completing his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, and is admitted to practice law in California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.