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About the Principal

Josh Nathan brings clients over twenty-five years of experience in the law and business of media, arts and nonprofit organizations.

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School - JD

Vassar College - AB, Art History

IESE Business School - AMP, Media & Entertainment


PRIOR WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Chief Strategy Officer - DIGO Brands

 VP, General Counsel & Secretary - WNET New York Public Media

Litigator - Rosenman & Colin LLP


NOTEWORTHY

Emmy Winning Executive Producer

Past President, Rye City Schools

NYRCR Planning Committee for Rye, Governor's Office of Storm Recovery


ASSOCIATIONS

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Served on the Committee on Art Law

Served on the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property


BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

New York

U.S.D.C. S.D.N.Y.

U.S.D.C. E.D.N.Y.

Certified Commercial Mediator

New Jersey

U.S.D.C. District of N.J.


PRACTICE AREAS

Business Counsel

Media and Intellectual Property

Arts and Entertainment

Nonprofit Organizations

Litigation and Dispute Resolution




Josh Nathan is a media and business lawyer. He applies advocacy and strategic insight to help clients solve problems and maximize opportunities. With over 25 years of experience in the law and business of media, arts and nonprofit organizations, including as general counsel, chief strategist and senior management executive, Josh draws on his track record of structuring and negotiating deals, resolving disputes and developing and leading initiatives to achieve growth, impact and financial returns.

Josh is the principal of Joshua C. Nathan, P.C. Since 2012, this boutique law firm has been serving clients in media, entertainment and the arts, innovative businesses and the nonprofit sector. Clients include news, literary, entertainment and educational content publishers, television, film and online producers, arts organizations, businesses engaged in e-commerce, marketing and communications firms, and charities working in disaster relief, medical research and cultural and environmental preservation. 

Josh is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where he served on the Committee on Art Law and the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property.

He speaks on issues concerning media, arts, and nonprofits. 

Prior to returning to private practice...

Josh served as chief strategist and managing director for DIGO Brands (now DiMassimo Goldstein), an award-winning independent branding, advertising, and digital media agency. Leading DIGO's brand planning and account management teams, Josh focused on media, entertainment, and nonprofit clients. Key work includes launching the agency's cause marketing unit for nonprofit clients and creating the strategy for the post-bankruptcy redesign of the print and mobile Reader's Digest magazine. 

Josh served as general counsel, a member of the executive management team and an executive producer for WNET New York Public Media (f/k/a Educational Broadcasting Corporation), the nation's flagship PBS broadcaster and producer of television, interactive and educational content for worldwide distribution. During his 13 year tenure, Josh's management responsibilities included Legal & Business Affairs, Board Affairs, Labor & Talent Relations, Government Affairs, Business Development & Strategy, Distribution, Audience & Market Research, and Communications & Branding. His strategic work broadened WNET's impact and brought over $65 million into public media for content development. Highlights include: structuring the deal for two of the nation's first networked digital multicast channels, structuring the private equity/public partnership for the first US Spanish language public TV network, acquiring, reorganizing and subsequently selling the leading public media trade paper, negotiating the insurance recovery for WNET's 9/11 broadcast tower loss, auctioning educational broadcast spectrum in an unprecedented deal, designing WNET's corporate reorganization and rebranding, creating WNET's trustee orientation program, and leading staff in negotiating co-productions and worldwide licensing deals for TV, educational, digital and live content, including selling out Madison Square Garden for a benefit concert featuring The Police. His work as an executive producer in documentary, music, film, health and lifestyle programming brought new partners, sponsors, and viewers to public media nationally and earned him two Emmy Awards.

Josh was a litigator with Rosenman & Colin LLP (now Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP).

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Josh Nathan is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Vassar College, and the IESE Business School Media & Entertainment AMP.

Josh lives in Rye, NY with his wife and son. He is a past president and former trustee of the Rye City Schools where he initiated the elementary school foreign language program and chaired the District's audit, collective bargaining, and policy committees. Appointed by the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, Josh served on the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee for the City of Rye.