John V. Berlinski

John V. Berlinski is a partner in Kasowitz's Century City office and Chair of the firm's Entertainment Practice Group. His practice focuses on representing television and theatrical talent and studios in their most significant disputes, with an emphasis on providing pre-litigation advice in connection with profit participation audits, negotiating audit settlements, and litigating profit participation claims. While most of John's representations are confidential, certain matters have been the subject of articles in the Hollywood trades and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining the firm, John spent seven years at NBCUniversal, where he was the Senior Vice President & Head of West Coast Television Litigation. At NBCUniversal, he actively participated in and managed the company's entertainment litigation docket, which included disputes involving profit participation, copyright, idea theft, right to privacy, breach of contract, labor and employment, and other matters. John was previously the head lawyer for NBCUniversal's profit participation group, managing a team of attorneys dedicated to providing advice regarding the negotiation of profit participation contracts, the issuance of accounting statements, audits, and the resolution of audit claims. 

Before joining NBCUniversal, John worked for approximately seven years as a general litigator at a global law firm.