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Robert Auritt has over 20 years of experience as a business transactions attorney practicing at the intersection of the entertainment, sports, and technology spaces. He has served as in-house counsel to industry-leading companies and worked at law firms, both large and small. Rob has advised a diverse range of clients from creative artists to founding entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.
Prior to joining Baer Crossey McDemus Rob spent nearly a decade working in legal roles across the Comcast family of companies. Most recently he was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel to Comcast Spectacor, the wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast that owns the Philadelphia Flyers, of the National Hockey League, and the Philadelphia Fusion, an esports team that plays in the recently launched Overwatch League.
Prior to joining Comcast Spectacor Rob served as the lead digital media lawyer for NBC Sports, and before that, in the same capacity for Comcast’s regional sports networks.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rob spent 12 years in New York City attending law school and starting his legal career. His singular drive when applying to law school was to become involved in the then-nascent Internet business. After graduation Rob joined the late Lance Rose, the author of Netlaw, the first book on Internet law, as a research assistant working on the second edition of the book, and as an associate in his software-focused law practice.
Following his tenure with Lance Rose, Rob worked with Steve Masur to build a boutique law firm focused on the exploding New York Internet start-up scene. At Masur & Associates Rob represented website designers and developers, content creators, authors, musicians, technologists and some of the earliest movers in the digital music space.
His experience in the formative years of the online music business led to Rob’s work as Senior Counsel to the Harry Fox Agency, Inc., the primary agency representing music publishers in connection with the licensing of mechanical reproduction rights, where he assisted in the development of HFA’s shift to the digital world.
In 2006 Rob and his family returned to Philadelphia where he joined Pepper Hamilton as a senior associate in its intellectual property group, where, among other things, he advised clients on intellectual property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Rob is deeply involved in community work. He has held leadership roles at a variety of institutions and currently sits on the Philadelphia Regional Council of the New Israel Fund, and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Farm School.
- JD, Brooklyn Law School
- BA, Temple University, magna cum laude, Religion
- Bar Admissions: New York, Pennsylvania