Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion, and the Elimination of Bias

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 2

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

2:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

2.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Area of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Chair

Barry Werbin, Esq.
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, NY

Program Chairs

Judith B. Bass, Esq., Law Offices of Judith B. Bass, New York, NY
Louise Carron, Esq., Klaris Law PLLC, New York, NY
Elissa D. Hecker, Esq., Law Office of Elissa D. Hecker, Irvington, NY
Olivera Medenica, Esq., Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NY
Jill Pilgrim, Esq., Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC, New York, NY
Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY
Carol J. Steinberg, Esq., Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, New York, NY
Barry Werbin, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, New York, NY
Ella Wesly, Santa Clara University School of Law, Sunnyvale, CA

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3.5 MCLE Credits
1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion, and the Elimination of Bias

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Chair

Barry Werbin, Esq.
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, NY

Program Chairs

Judith B. Bass, Esq., Law Offices of Judith B. Bass, New York, NY
Louise Carron, Esq., Klaris Law PLLC, New York, NY
Elissa D. Hecker, Esq., Law Office of Elissa D. Hecker, Irvington, NY
Olivera Medenica, Esq., Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NY
Jill Pilgrim, Esq., Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC, New York, NY
Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY
Carol J. Steinberg, Esq., Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, New York, NY
Barry Werbin, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, New York, NY
Ella Wesly, Santa Clara University School of Law, Sunnyvale, CA

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions, Membership Vote on New Officers, Presentation by the New York Bar Foundation

Speaker:

Barry Werbin, Esq., EASL Section Chair
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, New York

12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Philip Cowan-Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship Award Winners presentation

Speakers:

Ethan Y. Bordman, Esq.
Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC
New Jersey, New York

Christine-Marie Lauture, Esq.
Lauture IP, PLLC
Melville, New York

1:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

NFTs in the Arts, Sports, Fashion, and Entertainment Industries

If there is one thing that professionals in the arts, sports, fashion, and entertainment industries have been closely watching, it is undoubtedly NFTs. From NBA Top Shot digital collectibles to auction houses selling multi-million-dollar blockchain-based artworks, non-fungible tokens have taken the world by storm as an innovative way to monetize content and foster fan engagement. What are NFTs, why use them, and what are the legal and ethical issues that attorneys should consider when advising creative clients interested in pursuing this new venture?

Speakers:

Jeremy S. Goldman, Esq.
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
New York, New York

Melanie J. Howard, Esq.
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Los Angeles, California

Caroline Moustakis Esq.
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Legal Head of Digital and Private Sales
Sotheby’s
New York, New York

Eben Novy-Williams
Sports Business Reporter, Sportico
Montclair, New Jersey

Bill Rosenblatt
President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies
New York, New York

Moderators:

Louise Carron, Esq.
Klaris Law PLLC
New York, New York

Fanny Lakoubay
Crypto Art Advisor to Collectors, Artists & Projects
LAL ART
New York, NY

1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Credits in Ethics

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Accessibility, Visibility and Disability in Entertainment Media and the Performing Arts

Presenters from different sectors of the performing arts and entertainment industry will address disability rights and issues, with each panelist discussing their personal experiences and perspectives about embracing non-ableism in their own (and their clients’) creations and productions and making workspaces more accessible. The panel will also look at changing depictions of disability in the media and provide recommendations for best practices by producers and companies in the industry. The session will be led by an expert in disability rights law. “Access is a practice, a culture and a value” (artist Park McArthur).

Speakers:

Jason DaSilva
Filmmaker

Heidi Latsky
Artistic/Executive Director
Heidi Latksy Dance

Katie McGrath
Theatrical Agent
KMR Talent Agency

Gail Williamson
Director, Diversity Department
KMR Talent Agency

Moderator:

Angélica Guevara, J.D., M.A., Ph.D., LL.M
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Law and Ethics
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
American Bar Association (ABA) Commissioner on Disability Rights Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion, and the Elimination of Bias

4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks for Day 1

Speaker:

Barry Werbin, Esq.
EASL Section Chair
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, New York

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting – Part 2

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Chair

Barry Werbin, Esq.
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, NY

Program Chairs

Judith B. Bass, Esq., Law Offices of Judith B. Bass, New York, NY
Louise Carron, Esq., Klaris Law PLLC, New York, NY
Elissa D. Hecker, Esq., Law Office of Elissa D. Hecker, Irvington, NY
Olivera Medenica, Esq., Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NY
Jill Pilgrim, Esq., Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC, New York, NY
Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY
Carol J. Steinberg, Esq., Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, New York, NY
Barry Werbin, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, New York, NY
Ella Wesly, Santa Clara University School of Law, Sunnyvale, CA

2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:

Barry Werbin, Esq.
EASL Section Chair
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, New York

2:05 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel Introductions

Mistress of Ceremonies

Jill Pilgrim, Esq.
Co-Chair EASL Sports Committee
Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC
New York, New York

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

College Sports Chaos or Correction; From Alston to NIL to Conference Realignment to 50 Years of Title IX

A discussion of hot topics in college sports, including the recent Alston Supreme Court decision, new state student-athlete NIL compensation laws, the outcome of 2021 NCAA Constitutional Convention including plans to restructure the NCAA, College Conference Realignment and the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Speakers:

Morgan Lily Chall
Columbia University Sports Management Master of Science, 2022 Degree Candidate. (Former NCAA Division I Gymnast; Chair, NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Member, NCAA Division I Board of Directors)

Thomas McMillen
President & CEO, LEAD1 Association (formerly the Division 1A Athletic Directors Association)

Allison Rich
Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator, Princeton University, and Vice Chair of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee

Nancy L. Zimpher, Ph.D
Senior Fellow at the National Association of System Heads; Chancellor Emeritus of The State University of New York (SUNY); and Co-Chair Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Moderator:

Deana Garner
Senior Associate Director and Deputy Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, Arizona State University

2.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

4:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Q&A

4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks for Day 2

Speaker:

Barry Werbin, Esq.
EASL Section Chair
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
New York, New York

Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing

 

Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee

$25

Required to attend any virtual CLE programs

+plus…

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/21)

$140: Section Member | $170: NYSBA Member | $290: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$190: Section Member | $230: NYSBA Member | $390: Non-NYSBA Member

Please note: The pricing provided reflects the total cost for attending the entire Annual Meeting program provided by the Section. During the registration process, you will be able to add each day/part of the program separately at a portion of the total rate, so your final cost will be reduced if you do not register for the full program.

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Awards

Phil Cowan—Judith Bressler Memorial Scholarship Winners

Diana Nelson, St. John’s University School of Law
Michael D Fasciale, Seton Hall University School of Law