Jay Dougherty AMEC hero

Prof. Dougherty Recognized for Entertainment Law Contribution

Professor Jay Dougherty was named Public Counsel of the Year by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) for his work to further the field of entertainment law through the creation of the Loyola Entertainment & Media Law Institute and oversight of the Law School's Entertainment Law Concentration. 

AMEC bestowed its Ninth-Annual Counsel of the Year Awards during a gala luncheon held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles in January. Attendees included executives from major studios and networks, along with the top entertainment and media law firms. Other recipients include in-house counsel and others who serve dealmakers in the entertainment industry with distinction.  

“I was honored to receive this award from AMEC, an organization I admire," said Dougherty. "The award really belongs to Loyola Law School and our Entertainment & Media Law Institute and Concentration program, and I was very pleased to take the opportunity of the award to make the entertainment law and business community more aware of our programs in entertainment and media law. It was also quite a pleasure to be back on the stage at the House of Blues Hollywood!"

At Loyola’s Entertainment Law Concentration, Dougherty helps students navigate their paths to practiving in the field. As the founder of the school’s Entertainment & Media Law Institute, he brings power players for major studios and entertainment law firms together for campus lunches and events on substantive areas of practice. He founded the Law School’s Entertainment Law Practicum. Before joining Loyola’s faculty, he was assistant general counsel at Turner Broadcasting System and senior vice president of production & worldwide acquisition legal affairs at Twentieth Century Fox.

More information about the event is available online.