Dan graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where his studies concentrated in Film, Journalism and Media Studies. Before attending law school, he was a sales representative at an independent music distributor. Dan received his J.D. from Columbia School of Law in New York, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. While in law school, he was a senior editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, vice-president of both the American Constitutional Society and the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society, and a co-founder and board member of the election protection group IMPACT, and worked as a legal assistant at Universal/Motown Records and the Film/TV department of Matador Records. Before Booth Sweet LLP, he worked as a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York and at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, and as a legal consultant at several Massachusetts law firms.
Dan is an officer and member of the Board of Directors of Passim, a nonprofit arts organization. He is an active member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Dan was a panelist at the Experience Music Project’s Pop Music Conference in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He has written for In These Times, the Boston Phoenix, Index, and the film journal The Molten Rectangle, of which he is an editor. Dan is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachusetts, and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Jason Sweet is a founding partner of Booth Sweet LLP, providing counsel on issues related to the increasingly complex laws governing entertainment and Internet practices, specifically issues related to copyrights and trademarks.
He also counsels clients on transactional issues, including drafting, negotiation, and interpretation of agreements regarding television production, and software development; and a variety of Internet-based contracts, including e-commerce, online advertising and publishing, and online hosting agreements.
Jason has assisted in counseling the publisher of the Worst Case Scenario handbooks in enforcing their domestic and international copyrights and trade dress. He also took part in drafting the legislative changes to M.G.L. c. 104a (Consignment of Fine Art).
Prior to his career in law, Jason spent a decade as a copywriter for several national advertising agencies including Hill Holliday, Digitas and Leo Burnett, earning several awards along the way. And he remains an Ad Club member.
Jason frequently is invited to speak to various professional audiences. He has appeared on national programs and has been a quoted source for a number of national media outlets. He is also an avid vinyl junkie (3,000+) and can be found haunting record stores throughout New England.