Doug Roy handles litigation, employment and HR issues, contract negotiation, and serves as outside general counsel. Before joining Cypress, Doug practiced complex business litigation at Glaser, Weil, et al. He helps creative people—from artists to inventors, from high-profile entertainers to young entrepreneurs—be more creative. By economically resolving critical intellectual-property, business, and HR issues, he takes pressure off his clients so they can focus on their creative work.
Handling intellectual property business and legal issues is creative work for Doug. “There is no script and there are a hundred different ways to approach an issue. I work hand-in-hand with my client to find what makes the best sense financially. I am here to help my clients get their product to market, and help them protect it once it’s there.”
Doug works closely with artists and photographers, as well as with the agents, managers, and producers who team with them, to understand the issues, objectives, and challenges that are unique to the business of art. “My clients trust that I understand them and their business well enough to catch issues without having to be asked. With every case I get to immerse myself in a new creative world.”