July 12, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

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Early-Bird Registration Ends: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Midnight CST

Regular Registration Begins: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Jack Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer,
Broadway Video
UNLV Law School, October 4, 2018, 4:45 pm

Jack Sullivan has served as Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Video since 2002. Broadway Video is an independent entertainment and media company founded in 1979 by Lorne Michaels, creator and Executive Producer of Saturday Night Live. The company produces and distributes original comedic content for every platform. In addition to Saturday Night Live, Broadway Video’s titles include The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Tommy Boy and Mean Girls. The company owns the digital comedy network Above Average Productions and is active in early stage venture investing and incubation, content distribution and post production. Prior to joining Broadway Video in 1994, Jack began his career as a finance executive for USA Network in New York. He received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in business administration from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

The conference events for October 4th take place at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Campus.
 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Breaking into the Industry and Speed Mentoring
 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Mock Negotiation: Sports Industry Sponsorship Agreement
  • Don't Call It Graffiti. It's Art

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

  • Mock Negotiation:Entertainment Industry Endorsement Agreement
  • A New Game Ahead? The Present and Future of College Sports

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Jack Sullivan, CEO, Broadway Video

 

8:00 am - 9:30 am

CONCURRENT PANELS

  • Ethics Panel
  • How to Talk to Someone in Crisis

9:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Chasing a Moving Target: Managing Public Event Security and Liability in Anticipation of Modern Threats
  • Music Matters: A Discussion of Current Legal Issues in the Music Industry

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

  • What's Next? The Evolution of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu and How the Entry of Google, Apple, Facebook and Others May Disrupt the Landscape
  • Advising the Digitial Athlete: Emerging Legal Issues in eSports

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
40th Anniversary Ceremony and Luncheon


2:30 pm – 4:00pm
PLENARY
Past Chairs Roundtable

 

 

CONCURRENT PANELS


9:15 am - 10:30 am

  • Sports and Entertainment General Counsels
  • Hot Trademark and Advertising Issues

10:30 am - 11:45 am

  • Mining Data in the Data Minefield
  • Las Vegas: The New Sports Mecca?

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Litigation Round-Up
  • #MeToo Panel - One-on-One interview with Rachel Denhollander 
  • The #MeToo movement is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault especially in the workplace. The movement has encouraged women around the world to come forward about decades of sexual harassment and assaults that were long ignored. Rachael Denhollander, an American Lawyer and former gymnast, has been at the forefront of this movement in the United States. She was the first woman to publicly accuse Dr. Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, of sexual assault. Before Dr. Nassar was sentenced, more than 200 women gave testimonies about his abuse. Dr. Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison.

 

A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this annual meeting. To request an application or receive additional information, please contact Bernadette Steele at Bernadette.Steele@americanbar.org. Qualifying attorneys may receive a 50% reduction in tuition fees.

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. 

The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives credit for live, in-person programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV.

For the 40th Annual Meeting of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, the ABA will seek 21.00 hours (including 1.5 ethics hours) of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 25.20 hours (including 1.80 ethic hours) of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to approval from each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

 

LEONARD GLICKMAN
Cassels Brock & Blackwell, LLP

PETER J. STRAND
Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC

JANINE S. SMALL
Janine Small, PLLC

JOHN BATHKE
Attorney at Law

GARY R. GREENSTEIN
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

JENNIFER KO CRAFT
Dickinson Wright, PLLC

GABRIELLE E. OLSHEMSKI
Indiana University School of Law

HENRY W. ROOT
Lapidus, Root, Franklin & Sacharow, LLP

ELKE F. SUBER
Microsoft

MARK G. TRATOS
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

LAURA D. WARREN
DePaul University

DAN WERLY
Sievert Werly, LLC