Friday: Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium at Georgetown Law

February 7, 2018

On Friday, February 9, 2018, the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance, Law Division (GEMALaw) will host its 11th Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium. The day-long event will feature discussions on cutting edge legal issues confronting the sports, entertainment, and technology industries, followed by a networking reception. The symposium will feature attorneys from National Geographic, Lincoln Center, Fox Sports, and more.

The symposium will feature three panels:

“Trending Topics in Non-Traditional Mediums (Live Events, Theater & Reality TV)”
“How New Media and Evolving Audience Demands Affect Sports Law”
“The New Age of Copyright & Clearances.”

A full schedule of the GEMALaw symposium is available here.


Aaron Swerdlow (L’11), Of Counsel, Gerard Fox Law, P.C.Aaron Wais (L’01), Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Amaryllis Seabrooks, Business Affairs Executive, William Morris Endeavor
Bo Pearl (L’98), Managing Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Brad Snyder, Georgetown University Law Center
Danielle Schiffman (L’11), Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Erich Carey, VP & Senior Counsel, National Music Publishers Association
Hans Hertell (L’09), Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jay Rosenthal (LL.M ’89), Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Jeffrey D. Schneider, EVP, Business & Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners
Jonathan Amoona (L’09), Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Joseph Anderson (L’09), Attorney, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Julie Angell (L’06), Associate, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.
Paul Mecurio (L’85), Comedian
Peter Zern (L’98), Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Raquel Braun (L’10), Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, FOX Sports
Regina Thomas (L’99), Global Lead, Copyright & Media Law, AOL + Yahoo = Oath, Inc.
Richard Stone, Partner, Co-Chair of Content, Media & Entertainment, Jenner & Block
Riana Positano (L’11), Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, The Madison Square Garden Company
Susan Meisel (L’86), Senior Vice President, Corporate Deputy General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
Tim Browne (L’01), Counsel, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Zach Leonsis (MBA’15), Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment


Friday, February 9, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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


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