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Three senior hires made at Media Arts Lawyers

In an appointment round that doubles the partners at Media Arts Lawyers, the firm has invested in significant growth to represent the increased depth of experience across the music industry and the long-term strategy to expand expertise for talent.

user iconNaomi Neilson 11 November 2021 Big Law
Yasmin Naghavi, Marcus Walkom and Rob Glass
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Promoted to partner are experienced lawyers Yasmin Naghavi, Marcus Walkom and Rob Glass, who have expertise in the creative legal sector. Media Arts Lawyers, which represents some of the industry’s biggest and most creative names, said these appointments reflect the firm’s significant growth and capability.

Commenting on the appointments, founder David Vodicka said that Ms Naghavi, Mr Walkom and Mr Glass have been on partner track for many years.

“They are the next generation of leaders at Media Arts Lawyers and an integral part of our long-term strategy to further build our team and strengthen the practice areas of the business to better serve our clients in the entertainment and creative industries.”


Ms Naghavi specialises in talent representation and has headed up both the creative industries and employment practices within the firm. Working in close partnership with her clients, she brings clarity to their legal rights and obligations, in addition to advising them with the intention of achieving the best strategic outcomes.

With clients that include Andy Allen, Julia Morrison and Urzila Carlson, Ms Naghavi has experience representing world-class graphic and motion design studios, TV talent, agencies, illustrators, streaming services, game developers, and artists.

New Melbourne senior lawyer Mr Walkom’s practice extends across all facets of commercial and entertainment law, with a particular focus on the music industry. Some of his big-name clients include Tame Impala, The Amity Affliction, and Mallrat.

Mr Walkom has a particular interest in working with new and emerging talent and has assisted in the procurement, negotiating and advice on local and global deals.

Final new appointment, Mr Glass, specialises in music and entertainment law, where he represents some of the biggest names in the industry that includes Rufus Du Sol, Peking Duk, and Dom Dolla, to name a few. He has taken many of Australasia’s leading talent from homegrown heroes and into international success stories.

Mr Glass’s commercial and intellectual property practice includes working with technology clients, design studios, software and app developers, and online content distributors. More recently, this has included international clients on the convergence of music, art and cryptocurrency.