42nd Entertainment & Sports Industries 1st Virtual Conference

Schedule

October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020

Virtual Conference

Brochure: 42nd Entertainment & Sports 2020 Virtual Conference

NOTE: There is no affiliation between session sponsors and speakers or speakers' companies or organizations.

All times are Eastern Time

Thursday, October 1, 2020

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Plenary: Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues and Responsibilities in the Entertainment Industries

This plenary session will gather legal thought leaders and advocates to discuss and dissect the evolving role of civil rights and social justice in the entertainment industry. Our expert panel will assess and analyze the legacy and historical challenges of social activism in the entertainment industries, inequities in legal and commercial business structures, and the roles of counsel advising individual and corporate clients navigating this complicated but compelling and crucial terrain. With issues ranging from leadership diversity and workplace initiatives, to police and community relationships, to building cultures of inclusion and accountability, this panel dialogue will assess recent high-profile activism in music, television, film, theater, literature, as well as the role of talent, production, and companies in engaging in civil discourse and action on matters of prejudice, bias, discrimination and abuse.

Moderator:
Neeta Ragoowansi, DIversity & Inclusion Chair, ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, SVP, NPREX and Global Co-Chair, Women in Music, New York, NY

Speakers:
Binta Niambi Brown, Co-President, Black Music Action Coalition & Founder, Omalilly Projects, New York, NY
Jeff Harleston, General Counsel & EVP, Legal and Business Affairs, Universal Music Group, Santa Monica, CA
Brian Mencher, General Counsel, Global Citizen, New York, NY
Vernā Myers, Vice President, Inclusion Strategy, Netflix, Los Gatos, CA

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Stretching with Carrie

Carrie Collins, owner of Stretch Chi, discovered Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching while searching for a solution for her own physical pain after many years as a professional pianist.  Carrie has worked as a Ki-Hara Master Trainer and Instructor for over 13 years.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | For Profit Performing Arts: Financial Survival in Entertainment & Sports

Live entertainment and sports including film and television production were all shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic consequences are just beginning to be fully realized. How are the different industries dealing with the economic crisis that has emerged from the pandemic? What are the plans for emerging from these dual crises? Importantly, even when the performers and players return, when will the audience feel comfortable in large crowds, close venues, and indoor environments? This session will address the legal and business considerations confronting the entertainment and sports industries caused by the pandemic and resulting economic collapse.

Moderator:
Mark Tratos, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Las Vegas, NV

Speakers:
Randall Etheredge, Senior Director, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Julius Erving, III, CEO, Human re Sources and Co-Founder, Q&A, Los Angeles, CA
Tom Ferrugia, Director of Governmental Affairs, The Broadway League, New York, NY
Don E. N. Gibson, President & CEO, Kavi Sports and
Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Allan “Bud” Selig Sports Law and Business Program, Phoenix, AZ

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Disruption in College Sports: The Evolution and Issues Surrounding Student-Athletes' Name, Image and Likeness Rights

Join industry experts in the rapidly evolving world of college sports as they explain and debate the latest developments in student-athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights. College sports insiders will share the latest insights on NIL evolution, with updates on pending lawsuits, state and federal legislation, new NCAA policies, and student-athlete organizing. Our team of experts will share how schools are adapting in real-time and on-the-ground planning for the resulting impact on recruiting, sponsorships, social media, branding, and Title IX issues. Finally, panelists will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic could influence NIL in the midst of reopening and return-to-play protocols.

Moderator and Panelist: 
Luke Fedlam, Anomaly Sports Group and Partner, Porter Wright, Columbus, Ohio

Speakers:
LaKeisha Marsh, Chair of Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics, Akerman, Chicago, IL
Blake Lawrence, CEO and Founder, Opendorse, Lincoln, NE
Gabe Feldman, Sher Garner Professor of Sports Law and Director of Tulant Sports Law Program, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM | Meditation for Busy Professionals

Learn a meditation technique you can do anywhere and anytime you're feeling stressed, without anyone else knowing.

Instructor:
Vernon Nicolas, Chicago, IL

Vernon Nicolas served as Research Director and Resident Therapist for 10+ years at EQUILIBRIUM Energy+Education, a research-based wellness center focused on the study and application of non-invasive energy-based therapies. Vernon discovered the power of these practices while living a high-stress, double life in corporate America for 20+ years - where he led research teams developing consumer insights for Fortune 500 companies.

5:30 PM - 6:40 PM | Fun Time: Trivia Game

Join your fellow colleagues in a fun and crazy game of trivia presented by TriviaHub.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Social Networking - Sponsored by Ted Reid at Morgan Stanley

All times are Eastern Time

Friday, October 2, 2020

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Litigation Update - Sponsored by: Riley, Warnock & Jacobson, PLC

This last year has seen landmark decisions on a variety of issues in Entertainment Law–Sports, Music, Film and Television, and other key areas. A panel of litigation experts will run down some of the major developments in Court cases during the past year. This must-see event for all attendees will present practice tips and lessons learned from the litigation during the past year. The panel will also talk about discernible trends and cases likely to be a major factor in Entertainment Law in the coming year.

Moderator:
Ken Freundlich, Partner, Freundlich Law, Encino, CA

Speakers:
Angela De Cespedes, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Miami, FL
Alan Friedman, Partner, Fox Rothschild, New York, NY
Lee Hutton, Managing Partner, Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek, Minneapolis, MN

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Stretching with Carrie

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | Breaking into the Industry (non CLE/CPE)

Entertainment law continues to be a dynamic and evolving practice that is becoming more and more accessible to lawyers desiring to work in this area. The panel consists of entertainment lawyers experienced in a variety of entertainment fields. They will discuss what they learned about breaking into the practice of entertainment law and what they do to keep and maintain a practice in this area. Topics will include practice development, entertainment law resources, and the difference between in-house and private practice and many others.

Moderator:
Mark Tratos, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Las Vegas, NV

Speakers:
Lasherelle Morgan, SVP, Associate General Counsel-Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company, New York, NY
Ndidi Oriji, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Advertising & Program Standards, New York, NY
Sabina Vayner, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Atlanta, GA

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Speed Mentoring (non-CLE/CPE)

Leading attorneys in the entertainment and sports arena will conduct rounds of 15-minute speed mentoring sessions. 

Entertainment Mentors:

  • Emily Behzadi, Assistant Professor, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Ken Kaufman, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Ken Freundlich, Partner, Freundlich Law, Encino, CA
  • Lasherelle Morgan, SVP, Associate General Counsel-Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company, New York, NY
  • Ndidi Oriji, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Advertising & Program Standards, New York, NY
  • Brian Rosenblatt, Income Member, Bryce Downey & Lenkov, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Peter Strand, Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
  • Judy Tint, Counselor at Law, New York University, New York, NY
  • Sabina Vayner, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Atlanta, GA

    Sports Mentors:

  • Len Glickman, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Toronto, Canada
  • Mark Tratos, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Las Vegas, NV
  • Tim Warnock, Partner, Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, Nashville, TN
  • Laura Warren, General Counsel, Chicago-Fire FC, Chicago, IL
  • Dan Werly, General Counsel, Tennessee Titans, Nashville, TN

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM | Break

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Social Networking

All times are Eastern Time

Thursday, October 8, 2020

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Business Meeting

Speakers:
Peter Strand, Chair, Entertainment & Sports Industries, Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
Kirk Schroder, Nominations Chair, Partner, Schroder Brooks, Richmond, VA

1:15 PM -2:45 PM | Plenary - From Play to Platform: Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues and Responsibilities in Sports - Sponsored by Fanatics

On the cusp of a new decade, this plenary session will gather legal thought leaders and advocates to discuss and dissect the evolving role of civil rights and social justice issues in the industry of sports. Our expert panel will assess the legacy of social activism in sports, its effects on commercial business, and the roles of counsel advising individual and corporate clients navigating this complicated but compelling terrain. With issues ranging from diversity of leadership to police and community relationships to cultures of inclusion, panel dialogue will assess recent high-profile incidents of social activism in sports, as well as the role of individual athletes and their teams, leagues and companies in engaging in civil discourse and action on matters of prejudice and discrimination.

Moderator and Panelist:
LaKeisha Marsh, Chair of Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics, Akerman, Chicago, IL

Speakers:
Jim Rooney, Owner and Founder, Rooney Consulting, Lakemoor, IL
N. Jeremi Duru, Of Counsel, Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation and Professor of Law, American University, Washington, DC

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM | Chair Yoga

Ivko LLC presents Chair Yoga for Attorneys with Polina Ivko, Manageing Member, Ivko LLC, New York, NY

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Keynote Address (non-CLE/CPE), Sponsored by Borro

Speaker:
The Honorable Dina Titus, United States House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District, Nevada, United States House of Representatives, Las Vegas, NV

The Honorable Representative Dina Titus

The Honorable Representative Dina Titus

US House of Representatives

Serving the First Congressional District of Nevada, Congresswoman Dina Titus has built a strong record of achievement as both an educator and a public servant. As a professor, Dr. Titus taught American and Nevada government classes from 1979 through June 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she has professor emeritus status. A noted non-fiction writer, she is internationally known for her expertise in the history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry, and waste as well as for her knowledge of the popular lore of "Atomic Culture." Currently in her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dina is the dean of Nevada’s Congressional delegation. She is a proud member of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security. In 2018, Dina was elected to become the Chair of a key Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, where she works to help Nevada’s communities better respond to natural disasters, address the devastating impacts of climate change, and fight for infrastructure projects that will benefit the most vulnerable.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM | Mini-Meditations for Developing a High Performance Mind

Learn how to consciously and deliberately enter altered states of consciousness when you need to access greater creativity and intuition.

Instructor:
Vernon Nicolas
, Chicago, IL

4:15 PM-4:30 PM | Break

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Nonprofit Theatre & Performing Arts Survival and Innovation Strategies

The nonprofit theatrical and performing arts sector in the United States is experiencing a pivotal industry-wide disruption on account of the global effects of the pandemic. What strategies are being employed to keep the organizational lights on, even when the theater is dark? What operational safety protocols are being implemented? How are arts leaders and funders regrouping and using this time to innovate programmatically and re-envision their business models? How are they staying connected to the communities that provide the vast majority of philanthropic support? What are the key legal, governance questions, and fiduciary considerations when looking to an organization’s endowment as an alternative source of stop-gap funding? This panel of professional leaders in the theatre and performing arts will explore each of these issues as viewed from the lens of exempt organization compliance, major metropolitan performing arts centers, arts funders, regional theatres, and performing arts companies.

Moderator:
Ari Solotoff, Founder, Solotoff Law Group, PLLC, Portland, ME

Speakers:
Michael Greer, President and CEO, ArtsFund, Seattle, WA
Adam Hess, Executive General Manager, Daryl Roth Theatre, New York, NY
Kendra Whitlock Ingram
, President and CEO, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI
Myron Martin, President and CEO, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Jeff Tenenbaum, Tenenbaum Law Group, PLLC, Washington, DC

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Live Musical Performance: Rachel Barton Pine presented by Peter J. Strand

Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine

MKI Artists

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction, thrilling audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. Pine’s 2019-20 season includes a residency with the Singapore Symphony, as well as performances with the Royal Scottish National and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, and the Tel Aviv Soloists. In recital, she will appear as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series; Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will be presented by the National Gallery in Washington D.C., San Francisco Early Music Society, the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City; Early Music Columbus, and San Diego Early Music Society in support of their recent recording, Six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach (Cedille).

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Social Networking

All times are Eastern Time

Thursday, October 15, 2020

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | RISKY BUSINESS: Advising Clients About Reopening During the New Abnormal - Keynote Q & A,
Sponsored by Venable (non CLE/CPE)

Speaker:
Steven Adelman, Founder, Adelman Law Group, PLLC and Vice President, Event Safety Alliance, Las Vegas, NV

Within just a few weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered live events in the United States, robust treatises such as the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide started to be released about how to mitigate the new risks in a reasonably healthy and safe way. A consensus quickly emerged around the importance of three things: social distancing, face covering, and hand washing. Nonetheless, reopening live events remains a mess. This session will explore clients’ actual exposure to COVID-19 negligence claims, how they can mitigate the risk of litigation, and help you advise them to avoid the more obvious self-inflicted wounds as they reopen during this “new abnormal.”

Steven A. Adelman is head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance. His law practice focuses on risk and safety at live events throughout North America, and he serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits.

Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority regarding event safety and security. He is principal author of the authoritative Crowd Management standard in the United States, ANSI ES1.9-2020. He was lead author of the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, which has been translated into nearly a dozen foreign languages. He is a law school professor teaching “Risk Management in Venues,” author of the “Adelman on Venues” blog and “Ask Steve” video series explaining legal issues at live events, and he frequently appears in national and local media analyzing safety and security incidents at public accommodations.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM | Stretching with Carrie

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Sponsor Presentation by Sound Royalties

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM | Music Modernization Act in Q42020 - The MLC Goes Live: A Primer for the Legal Community (and their Clients) - Sponsored by Sound Royalties

The Music Modernization Act (MMA), officially signed into law October 11, 2018, is the most significant reform to copyright law since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. To address challenges in the music streaming ecosystem, the MMA strives to create a modernized and equitable approach to licensing and royalty payments in digital music, balancing the needs of songwriters, publishers, and digital service providers (DSPs) to create a more streamlined ecosystem for all. The MMA-established Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) will begin administering blanket mechanical licenses to DSPs in January 2021. This panel will explore the law and what implementation of the MLC will mean for songwriters, publishers, DSPs and other key stakeholders.

Moderator:
Loren Mulraine, Professor, Belmont University College of Law, Nashville, TN

Speakers:
Danielle Aguirre, EVP and General Counsel at the NMPA (National Music Publishers' Association), New York, NY
Kris Ahrend, CEO, MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective), Nashville, TN 
Garrett Levin, CEO of DiMA (Digital Media Association), Washington, D.C.
Bart Herbison, Executive Director, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Nashville, TN

NOTE: There is no affiliation between session sponsors and speakers or speakers' companies or organizations.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM | Musical Performance by M.A.G.S.

Ivko LLC presents musical performance by M.A.G.S.

M.A.G.S.

M.A.G.S.

“I used to teach myself [the bass] when he [his brother] wasn't using it. I also got a demo of Adobe Audition around the same time, and I started to mess around with the idea of simple songwriting and recording.”

Elliott Douglas

Performer

Elliott Douglas hooks you in almost immediately. Known professionally as M.A.G.S., the indie-rock musician sends his shoegaze vocals as fractured light through a prism. His style slithers between the genres─from funky garage to minty alt-pop─and you never know exactly what to expect.

His universal appeal feeds his success, and it’s never at the expense of his art. Elsewhere in his blossoming catalog, songs like “Mvp” and “Hi Tops” zig-zag from visceral, gnarly heavy metal to lo-fi folk-rock, respectively; his musicianship is a marvel to witness, each entry building on the last with refreshing acrobatics.

It’s no wonder his work pierces through the static. Coming out of Buffalo, Douglas was immersed in music at a very early age and is a self-taught drummer, bassist, and guitarist. Drums came first, but he wanted to be more than a drummer. to write and perform songs. His brother had a bass, so “I used to teach myself when he wasn't using it,” says Douglas. “I also got a demo of Adobe Audition around the same time, and I started to mess around with the idea of simple songwriting and recording.”

3:30 PM-3:45 PM | Live Q&A with M.A.G.S.

Interviewer: Polina Ivko, Managing Member, Ivko LLC, New York, NY

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM | General Counsels in Entertainment and Sports - Sponsored by Swanson, Martin & Bell 

What are the key legal issues facing in-house legal departments in the sports and entertainment industries? How are those issues similar and different to each other and to other industries? Join our expert panel of General Counsels for an insider’s look at the current legal landscape of the sports and entertainment industries. .

Moderator:
Brendan Dolan, Corporate General Counsel -Dealer Relations & Commercial Contracts Attorney, Polaris, Inc.

Speakers:
LeAnn Shelton , General Counsel, Rockwell Group, New York, NY
Hewan Teshome, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Seattle Kraken, Seattle, WA
Heather VanDyke
, General Counsel & Head of Legal, SXSW, Austin, TX

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Break

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Rising Voices Networking 

  • Nick Brown, Counsel, AMB Group
  • Lauren Colaric, Partner, Colaric Law, P.C.
  • Chardae Davis, Business. & Legal Affairs Endeavor, Endeavor Content/ Vice Chair of YLD E&S Committee
  • Polina Ivko, Partner Ivko LLC/Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee of ABA Forum E&S
  • Peter Lovins, Director of Legal Affairs, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Inez Morales, Director of Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Charlie Peskowitz, Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Daniel Shapiro, Associate General Counsel, Greenlane Holdings/Membership Chair ABA Forum E&S
  • Kelly Vallon, Associate, Ziffren Brittenham, LLP

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Social Networking

 

NOTE: There is no affiliation between session sponsors and speakers or speakers' companies or organizations.

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On Demand CLE Session Bundle

Registrants of the 42nd Annual Entertainment & Sports Industries Virtual Conference will receive access to the following seven On Demand CLE sessions as part of their registration. After the live presentation of the conference, registrants will receive instructions to access the webinars. These seven On Demand sessions are not eligible for CPE credit.

1. From Stage to Screen: Rights and Licenses for Virtual Performances

As theatrical and concert presenters in the performing arts sector move presentations and audience engagement initiatives to online formats, what are the necessary rights, licenses, and permissions that need to be secured? Who are the underlying licensors and what are the key deal terms? This session explores the life-cycle of moving artistic content to an online setting.

Moderator:
TBD

Speakers:
Raymond Wu, Business Affairs, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

2. Ethics - Cybersecurity, Lawyers and Legal Ethics: A Perfect Storm

In the digital age, law firms are a potential vector for cyber criminals. Three renowned experts in the field of cybersecurity will explore the unique cybersecurity challenges facing law firms of all sizes including cybersecurity ethical considerations, the risks posed by vendors and cloud computing environments and the protection of law firm data and systems. This panel will offer practical steps to take to shore up your firm's defenses against breaches of data security and how to guard against ethics breaches in connection with law firm data storage.

Moderator:
Julia Alexander, Principal,  Law Office of Julia Scott, APC & Of Counsel, Peter J. Dekom, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Speakers:
Michael Gold, Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP, Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy Group,  Los Angeles, CA
Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Frankfurt, Kurnit Klein & Selz, Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Los Angeles, CA
Daniel B. Garrie, Managing Partner, Law & Forensics, Los Angeles, CA

3. Play Ball: Return to Play During and After COVID-19

On March 11th, the NBA cancelled the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz game just minutes prior to tip-off. Later we learned that numerous players tested positive for COVID-19, effectively shutting down all North American sports. Since then, sports leagues have slowly returned to play, utilizing different models and procedures including the “bubble.” Our panel of experts will discuss the logistics and legal considerations of bringing sports back in the midst of a pandemic.

Moderator:
Melissa Altman, Senior Counsel, AMB Group, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Speakers:
Kathryn D'Angelo, Assistant General Counsel, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo, NY
Lisa Levine, General Counsel, National Women's Soccer League, Chicago, IL
Caesar Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Orlando City Soccer Club, Orlando, FL
Mary Tuck, Vice President, Legal, Activision, Santa Monica, CA

4.  Negotiating Product Integration and Brand Licensing Deals for Film, Television, and Online Content

Brands and products make appearances in programming across all media, but do you know how they get there? This panel will explore different ways in which brands can integrate with film, television, and online content, as well as outside the actual programming itself, talk about who the rights holders and stakeholders are, and provide guidance on key terms to negotiate and how to document win-win arrangements in the contracts.

Moderator:
Jim Dudukovich, Of Counsel, Barnes and Thornburg, Atlanta, GA

Speakers:
Brannon Anthony, General Counsel, Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, GA
Kesari Ruza, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, WarnerMedia, New York, NY

5. The New Parlay: Partnerships After Murphy

For almost a decade, gaming operators tangled with sports leagues over the legality of widespread sports wagering. After the Supreme Court's decision in Murphy, leagues, teams, and gaming operators have developed partnerships to navigate this new landscape. This panel will discuss the opportunities and legal pitfalls of these novel partnerships.

Moderator:
Aalok Sharma, Stinson, LLP, Minneapolis, MN

Speakers:
Abigail Blomstrom, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Washington, DC
Jessica Feil, Senior Director, Government Relations, American Gaming Association, Washington, DC
Niki Metzgar-Schall
, Corporate Counsel at Sportradar, New York, NY
David Miller, Vice President & Assisant General Counsel, PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

6. International Sport and Cultural Development

In the highly competitive global environment, world-class buildings, state-of the-art facilities sport and cultural facilities set you apart. As both require large amounts of development area and money, use of public money and public property comes into play. The panel will discuss intellectual property, real property, and cultural property law issues in connection with: Land use and public finance laws control sport and cultural development; Use of Public money; UNESCO World Heritage designation; and Preserving cultural history by preserving historic stadiums.

Moderator:
LeAnn Shelton,
General Counsel, Rockwell Group, New York, NY

Speakers:
Kenneth Fisher
, Cozen O'Connor, New York, NY
Cindy Starrett, Partner, Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles, CA
Jean-Luc Juhan, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Paris, France

7. Always in Style: Fashion Law Basics

What do Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Nirvana have in common besides being the clients of a lucky entertainment lawyer? They all share similar war stories of battles over trademarks, copyrights and counterfeits in the fashion arena but intellectual property is just one component of this fascinating area of law. Along with fashion law IP basics, we will explore the practicalities of operating a fashion company including U.S. importing regulations. 

Moderator:
Joan Davis, Of Counsel, Schroder Brooks Law Firm, Richmond, VA

Speakers:
Layne Randolph, Owner/Founder, The Randolph Law Firm, Headsburg, CA
Deanna Clark-Esposito, Founder, Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C., New York, NY
Abraham Lichy, Owner/Founder, The Lichy Law Firm, P.C., New York, NY