The Tenth Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

January 31, 2017 —

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Tenth Annual Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium will feature timely discussions on legal issues confronting the sports, entertainment, and technology industries, followed by a networking reception. The symposium will feature attorneys from Facebook, Spotify, HBO, the NBA, Buzzfeed, National Geographic, and more. 


10:00 a.m. -10:10 a.m. – Opening Remarks, Annick Banoun & Marissa Moshell, GEMALaw Co-Presidents

10:10 a.m. -11:10 a.m. – The Founders: A Conversation with the Founders of GEMALaw About the Role of In-House Counsel

Moderator: Daniel Werly (L'09), Managing Editor,

• Raquel Braun (L’10), Director, Business & Legal Affairs, Fox Sports/Fox Cable Networks

• Claire Magee (L’09), Corporate Counsel, Raycom Media

• Daniel Navarro (L’09), Associate Counsel, National Basketball Association

• Riana Positano (L’11), Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, The Madison Square Garden Company

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – The Dealmakers: A Conversation About the Art of Making a Deal in Hollywood Moderator: Jeffrey Schneider, EVP, Business & Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners

• Roy Cho (L’09), Vice President of Distribution, AMC Networks

• Christopher Floyd (L’90), Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Amblin Partners

• Rebecca Sanhueza, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, IMG

• Lisa Williams-Fauntroy (L’94), Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications

• Claudine Wilson (L’09), Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, HBO

12:35 p.m. -1:00 p.m. – Presentation of the Alumni Achievement Award to Darrell D. Miller (L'90) 

Chair, Entertainment Law Department & Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, Fox Rothschild LLP

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. – Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – A Decade of GEMALaw: A Look Back with Raquel Braun (L’10), Founder, GEMALaw

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – The Innovators: A Conversation About the Legal Challenges Facing Technology Platforms

Moderator: Evelyn Miller, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, National Geographic

• Gregory Brehm (L’91), Assistant General Counsel, BuzzFeed

• Jim Lucchese (L’05), Global Head of Creator, Spotify

• Rob Seiden (L’13), Senior Manager, Business Affairs, Vevo

• Emily Sharpe (L’13), Privacy & Public Policy Manager, Facebook

3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. – The Game Changers: A Conversation with the GCs of Major Sports Franchises Moderator: Samyr Laine (L'10), Counsel, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

• Nicole Duckett Fricke (C’95), General Counsel & Vice President, LA Clippers

• John Keenan (L’95), Senior Vice President & General Counsel, AEG

• Djenaba Parker (B’02), General Counsel, New York Red Bulls

• Joe Pierce (B’91), Vice President & General Counsel, Hornets Sports & Entertainment

4:05 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks 

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Reception


Philip A. Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001



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