Rachel Ruskin
Of Counsel

(404) 351-1615 ext. 114
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Supreme Court of the United States


Registered General Mediator – Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution


J.D., Columbia University School of Law
– Stone Scholar
– Articles editor of the Columbia/VLA Journal of Law & the Arts
– Teaching assistant in the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Clinic

B.A., Goucher College

– with honors
– Phi Beta Kappa

Rachel Ruskin, Of Counsel

Rachel helps companies identify and resolve legal issues and protect themselves with contracts.  She has a practical, business-conscious approach to legal services and an ability to find creative solutions to reduce legal risk.  Primary focus areas include contracts and counseling related to content creation and monetization (including TV/film, publishing, websites and social media), branding, marketing, sponsorships, promotions, and general commercial matters.

Rachel was in-house counsel to Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for 16 years.  She joined Turner as Program Acquisitions Counsel, drafting and negotiating program content license agreements, and later became Marketing & Promotions Counsel, leading the legal team supporting marketing, promotions, branding, sponsorships, strategy, PR, web, and on-air for the TBS, TNT, TCM, and truTV television networks.  Before joining Turner, Rachel was an associate with the Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she handled transactions related to the development, production and licensing of content and technology.

Rachel is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Stone Scholar, an articles editor of the Columbia/VLA Journal of Law & the Arts and a teaching assistant in the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Clinic.  Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Goucher College, graduating with General Honors, Honors in Communications and Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Columbia Club of Atlanta
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL)
Georgia Production Partnership (GPP)

Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Georgia Bar Association
California Bar Association (inactive)

DC Bar Association (inactive)

Presentations and Publications

“Entertainment Shark Attack”
Shark Panel at Ritz Group – Connecting Entrepreneurs to Capital (Atlanta 2016)
“Digital, Social and Mobile Media and Marketing”
Panel at Association of Corporate Counsel CLE (Atlanta 2015)
“Legal Basics for Your Business”
Panel at Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society (Atlanta 2015)
“Practical Contracts 101: The Fine Print: Facilitate Growth, Minimize Risk”
Panel at AGLCC University event (Atlanta 2015)
“Applying the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines to Innovative Promotions, Hashtag Campaigns, and Employee Endorsements”
Panel at ACI 3rd Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions (NY 2014)
“Policing Your Intellectual Property in an Ever-Evolving Virtual Space”
Panel at ACI 2nd Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions (NY 2013)
“Many Will Enter, Few Will Win: An Update on Developing Best Practices for Sweepstakes and Promotions Rule Drafting”
Panel at ACI 5th Annual Focus on Sweepstakes, Contests & Promotions conference (NY 2011)
“Engaging Consumers in User Generated Content While Protecting Intellectual Property”
Panel at ACI AdLaw conference (NY 2011)
“Creating Content for Brand Marketing – Overcoming Business and Legal Challenges and Safeguarding Against Government Enforcement and Litigation”
Panel at ACI AdLaw conference (NY 2009)
“Beyond the Advertorial: What Happens when the Media Produces the Message?”
Panel at Promotions Marketing Association (PMA) Law Conference (Chicago 2008)
“Brand Management: Sponsorships and Licensing”
Panel at PMA Law Conference (Chicago 2007)

Representative Matters

Marketing Agency Agreements
Creative Services Agreements
Content License Agreements
Film/TV Rights Agreements
Book Publishing Agreements
Podcast Production Agreements

Character License Agreements
Supplier/Vendor Agreements

Contract Analysis
Sweepstakes And User-Generated Content Contest Rules
LLC Formation
Terms Of Use
Nondisclosure Agreements
Talent Releases