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The newly released T.M.X Elmo is seen Tuesday September 19, 2006 in New York.
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‘Elmo’s Song’ Case Gives Kirkland Associate Chance to Shine

‘Elmo’s Song’ Case Gives Kirkland Associate Chance to Shine

By Perry Cooper, Bloomberg BNA Kirkland & Ellis LLP faced a conundrum in a pro bono case: how to efficiently distribute copyright royalty payments from composer Tony Geiss’s estate to 10 of New York’s largest charities over the next 70 years. Geiss is best known for writing “Elmo’s Song” and other music for “Sesame Street,”

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