Ivana Dukanovic is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Dukanovic represents media clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, with a particular concentration on music, entertainment, and copyright issues. She has extensive experience managing large litigation teams, where she takes the lead on case strategy, all aspects of fact and expert discovery, motion practice, and pretrial preparations.

Ivana has significant trial experience and has litigated five different music rights cases in her time as an attorney, including before the Copyright Royalty Board and in arbitration proceedings across the country. Ivana has examined witnesses at trial, prepared opening and closing statements, prepared dozens of witnesses for examination and/or deposition, and drafted significant portions of post-trial briefing.

In addition to representing clients at all stages of litigation, Ivana advises both traditional and new media clients on novel copyright issues, such as the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Section 115 of the Copyright Act, and various music licensing disputes with rights holders.

Ivana currently serves on the firm’s Associates Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice, focused on representing clients in asylum proceedings.

While in law school, Ivana served on the Executive Board of the Hastings Law Journal and competed as a member of the Moot Court team on copyright-specific issues.

Ms. Dukanovic's representative experience includes advising the following clients:

  • A leading streaming service in concurrent, industrywide Copyright Royalty Board proceedings against music publishers to set statutory license terms for interactive streaming services from 2018-2027
  • A social media platform against copyright infringement claims brought by a music rights administrator
  • The respondent as trial counsel in complete defense of arbitrated claims seeking over US$100 million in additional music license fees
  • A trade organization as trial counsel in an industrywide proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board to set rates for use of sound recordings by noninteractive streaming services
  • Two leading streaming services in a series of putative class actions and appeals over the use of old sound recordings
  • A multinational technology company in an industry-wide Copyright Royalty Board proceeding to set statutory license rates and terms for on-demand streaming and cloud locker music services under Section 115 of the Copyright Act*
  • More than 7,000 commercial radio stations in first rate-setting arbitration against a performing rights organization under Radio Music License Committee antitrust settlement resulting in radio license fees over 60% below those yielded by the organization’s pre-settlement rate card*

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2016
    magna cum laude
  • BA, University of Southern California, 2012
    magna cum laude