David Adler is an attorney, nationally-recognized speaker and founder of a boutique law practice focused on serving the needs of creative professionals in the areas of intellectual property, media & entertainment law. He providing advice on choosing business structures, protecting creative concepts and ideas through copyright, trademark, related intellectual property laws and contracts as well as structuring professional relationships. He has 17 years experience practicing law, including drafting and negotiating complex contracts and licenses with Fortune 500 companies, advising on securities laws and corporate governance, prosecuting and defending trademark applications, registrations, oppositions and cancellations before the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and managing outside counsel. Currently recognized as an Illinois SuperLawyer® in the areas of Media & Entertainment Law, he was also a “Rising Star” for three years prior. He received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997 and a double BA in English & History from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Outside the practice of law, Mr. Adler is an Adjunct Professor of Music Law at DePaul College of Law, formerly chaired the Chicago Bar Association's Media & Entertainment Law Committee and is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Assoc. intellectual Property Committee.