Biography

John is a member of the firm's Corporate, Entertainment & Sports Law, Litigation and Intellectual Property departments. 

He represents a variety of high-profile clients, including award-winning creatives, multiplatinum recording artists and producers and celebrity entertainers. With certifications in Business Analytics from Harvard Business School and Transactional Law from Emory University School of Law, John provides counseling on various topics related to business disputes, litigation prevention and crisis management as well as non-litigation matters. He has high-level experience drafting, analyzing and negotiating agreements involving content and distribution, production, marketing, management, photography, licensing, concerts and other subjects.

John also has intellectual property experience, representing athletes, producers, recording artists, record companies, television networks and entertainment production companies on various IP matters. He has appeared in state and federal courts across the United States, and has obtained successful outcomes in multimillion-dollar lawsuits.

Before Fox Rothschild

Before joining Fox, John was an associate at an Atlanta-based firm. He worked as a legal intern with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Fox Television stations and Interscope records. John was also a summer associate and legal assistant at a leading personal injury firm in Atlanta.

During law school, he volunteered as a law instructor at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and created a scholarship to support Hampton University students pursing legal careers.

As an undergrad, he was President of the Pre-Law Honor Society and the Hampton University Pre-Law Institute. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Rose is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization, S.A.D.E.’s Hope, Inc., which serves teenage and millennial victims of domestic violence, and of a “record label” for photographers, called Collective Gallery, which invests in photographers’ dreams just as other labels do for musicians and other artists. His dream is to one day shift the cultural paradigm, using his love of the law as a vehicle for change.

Honors & Awards

  • Named among the Top Music Lawyers by Billboard (2020)
  • 2018 CALI Award, Legal Writing, Evidence, Transactional Drafting