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GW’s ESPLA 1st Annual Entertainment Law Symposium

Please join us for GW ESPLA’s 1st Annual Entertainment Law Symposium. Hear insights from DC’s leading practitioners into the world of entertainment law. Three panels with speakers from BET, FOX, Kelly IP and many others. Attendance at Individual Panels is Welcome.

SCHEDULE (with room locations):

Introductory Remarks (10:45AM-) at B418

Panel 1: Getting into the Business (11:00AM-12:00PM) at B418
Moderator: Robert Brauneis, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program, GW Law

— Scott Zebrak, Founding Partner, Oppenheim + Zebrak
— Nicole Pope, Talent and Licensing Counsel, Feld Entertainment
— Christopher Klein, Immigration Counsel, Feld Entertainment
— Ross Dannenberg, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff
— Jay Rosenthal, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Lunch at L402 – Courtesy of Banner & Witcoff

Panel 2: Working in-house (1:15PM-2:30PM) at L402
Moderator: Jay Rosenthal, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

— Stephen Kabler, Partner, Potomac Law Group (formerly a General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs at National Geographic)
— Natalie Madaj, Licensing & Enforcement Counsel, National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
— Laura Farina, Member, SmithDehn (formerly Vice President for Legal Affairs at Discovery)
— Michelle Rogers, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Business and Legal Affairs, BET

Panel 3: First Amendment Issues in Entertainment (2:45PM-4:00PM) at L402
Moderator: Jay Rosenthal, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

— Lynn Jordan, Partner, Kelly IP
— Nathan Siegel, Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz
— Joseph Di Scipio, Senior Vice President for Legal and FCC Compliance, FOX TV Stations


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