March 22, 2021

Sponsorship

Overview

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries (ES) is the largest organized group of entertainment and sports lawyers in the United States. Its members represent talent and companies in the entertainment and sports industry in the US and internationally as in-house counsel and firm attorneys.

Sponsoring the conference activities of the Forum is an excellent opportunity to receive high visibility for your company, align your product or services with a targeted, affluent audience, and to enhance your professional network for future business opportunities.

The Sponsorship Committee develops an annual fundraising plan and identifies potential sponsorship opportunities. Working the the direction of the Committee Co-Chairs, this committee implements the Forum's fundraising initiatives for its Spring CLE Program and Annual Conference. The committee is responsible for initiating discussions with potential sponsors, confirming sponsorship commitments and ensuring that each sponsor receives the full benefit of their contribution.

2021-2022 Sponsorship Packet

Past Sponsors and Meeting Partners

The Forum believes in forging relationships with sponsors and other partners to help move the Forum's mission forward. In past years, the following firms and companies have sponsored the Forum:

Past Sponsors of the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries

American Arbitration Association

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Borro Private Finance

Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI)

Burch Porter and Johnson

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Fanatics

Fox Rothschild

Green Hasson Janks

Greenberg Traurig

ISDE USA

JAMS

Jenner & Block

JP Morgan Securities

Leavens Strand & Glover LLC

Mandell Menkes

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Nixon Peabody LLP

PcW (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)

 

Proskauer Rose LLP

Riley Warnock & Jacobson

Rockwell Group

SESAC

SoundExchange

Sound Royalties, LLC

Stafford Rosenbaum

Swanson Martin & Bell

Venable

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

The following ABA entities, law schools and other organizations have partnered with us in the past:

ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section

ABA Forum on Communications Law

ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

ABA Intellectual Property Law Section

ABA International Law Section

ABA Law Student Division

ABA Litigation Section

ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

ABA Dispute Resolution Section

ABA Labor and Employment Law Section

ABA Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division

ABA Young Lawyers Division

ABE Health Law Section

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Dade County Bar Association

Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

International Association for Entertainment Lawyers

Memphis Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Nevada Bar Association

Sports Business Leadership Association (SBLA)

Sports Lawyers Association

Tennessee Bar Association

The Recording Academy - Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI)

The University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

University of Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

University of Southern California Gould School of Law (IP Institute)

 

 

Committee Members

Chair

Polina Ivko, | Ivko, LLC, New York, NY

Members-at-Large

Ex-Officio Members

  • Peter Strand, Forum Chair, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
  • Judy Tint, Forum Chair-Elect, New York University, New York, NY
  • Len Glickman, Forum Immediate Past Chair, Cassels, Toronto, Canada

Forum Information

ES Forum Audience

The audience for the Forum’s programming and publications is across the continental United States and Internationally due to its diverse programming.

Forum Promotional Activities by the Numbers

Promotional materials are distributed to the following:

  • Forum Membership: 7,411 members
  • ABA Intellectual Property Members: 7,325
  • ABA Members – Nevada: 1,459
  • ABA Members – New York: 24,142
  • ABA Members - California: 22,153
  • ABA Members – Illinois: 14,740
  • ABA Members – Florida: 13,077
  • California Society of CPAs Members – 40,000

Conference Demographics

The conference draws attendees from around the world and speakers from the major entertainment and sports companies and firms each year.

  • Annual Conference Attendance: 240 to 300
  • Estimated Number of Speakers in 2020: 32
  • Speaker Companies/Firms Historically Represented (partial list):
    Amazon.com; Anonymous Content; Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Falcons; Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Big 12 Athletic Conference; Canadian Music Theatre Project; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Dickinson Wright; Fox Rothschild; Green Bay Packers; Greenberg Traurig; Lions Gates Films; MGM Resorts International; Microsoft; Nixon Peabody; Sony Pictures; Stinson LLP; Vegas Golden Knights; Warner Brothers Records; and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • CLE Credit Applied For: 10.00 hours in 60-minute states and 12.00 hours in 50-minute states.
  • CPE Credit Applied For: 12.00 hours

NOTE: Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
 

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries provides seven sponsorship levels for the its annual conference and three sponsorship levels for webinars.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete the committment form included in the sponsor packet.

Diamond Sponsorship - $20,000

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • Social-responsibility message video available on the Virtual Lobby page for Day One.
  • Ten (10) complimentary registrations for the conference for employees of your firm or company’s legal department.
  • Logo placement on the following:

    • Main Conference Banner on the Virtual Conference Platform, Page 11 for an example.
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibitor Room (show videos, provide PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Ruby Sponsorship - $15,000

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • Social-responsibility message video available on the Virtual Lobby page for Day Two.
  • Eight (8) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibitor Room (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Emerald Sponsorship - $10,000

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • Social-responsibility message video available on the Virtual Lobby pages for Day Three.
  • Five (5) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibitor Room (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Gold Sponsorship - $6,000

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • Three (3) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Room (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Silver Sponsorship - $4,500

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Room (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Bronze Sponsor - $3,500

Sponsorship of the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.

  • One (1) complimentary CLE registration for the Annual Conference. 
  • Logo placement on the following: 
    • Conference Brochure
    • Course Materials
    • Conference Registration Website Sponsor Page
    • Forum Website Home Page
    • Virtual Conference Platform Sponsor Page
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Room (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees).
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Specific 2021 Conference Activity Sponsor Levels

Keynote Speaker ($3,000)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of the keynote speaker during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the keynote address.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Event Listing
    • Session Tile in the Virtual Lobby
    • Upper Right-Hand Corner of the Virtual Presentation Room
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

CLE/CPE Plenary Session ($2,750)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a specific CLE/CPE plenary session during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the plenary by the plenary moderator.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
    • Upper Right-Hand Corner of the Virtual Presentation Room
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

CLE/CPE Panel ($2,500)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a specific CLE/CPE panel during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the panel by the moderator.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
    • Upper Right-Hand Corner of the Virtual Presentation Room
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

CLE/CPE Pre-Recorded Panel ($2,250)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a specific CLE/CPE pre-recorded panel during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the panel by the moderator.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Behind the Scenes Events ($2,000)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a Behind the Scenes event during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the Behind-the- Scenes event.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Event Listing
    • Session Tile in the Virtual Lobby
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Entertainment Events ($1,750)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a specific entertainment event during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the performance.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
    • Upper Right-Hand Corner of the Virtual Presentation Room
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Virtual Gaming & Networking Event ($1,500)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of the virtual gaming & networking event during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the virtual game and networking session.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Virtual Networking Session ($1,000)

  • Dedicated sponsorship of a specific virtual networking session during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the networking session.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Wellness Sessions ($500)

  • Sponsorship of a specific wellness session during the 43rd Annual Conference, October 2021.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of the wellness session.
  • Logo placement on the following:
    • Conference Brochure with Session Listing
    • Conference Registration Website Schedule Page with Session Listing
    • Session Tile in Virtual Lobby
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).