Event Overview

Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM — Committees Meetings

1:30 PM – 5:35 PM — CLE Program (In-Person or Virtual)

5:35 PM – 7:30 PM — Reception – Dorsey & Whitney LLP (51 West 52nd Street)

Panel One: Making Sense of Fair Use In A Post-Warhol World

The Fair use panel will discuss the 2023 US Supreme Court Decision of Warhol v Goldsmith and its decision on transformative & Fair Use.

Panel Two: The Influence of Money in College Sports: Coaches’ Salaries, Student-Athlete Name-Image-Likeness, Conference TV Deals, Gambling & Title IX

The continual infusion of money and new financial distribution models are creating unique and challenging issues for college sports in the United States. With some college football coaches making more money than the college president, and some student-athletes making over a million dollars in annual “NIL” revenue, should college athletes still be considered amateurs, professionals, and/or employees? And, what about the gender equity federal law that is Title IX? The answers to these and many more questions will be explored during the panel discussion.

Panel Three: The Impact of AI on Entertainment

The third panel will explore the myriad legal and business challenges in the entertainment industry presented by generative AI technology, including its impact on screenwriters, authors, actors and other content creators, and highlighted by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, where AI’s potential replacement of humans is a major issue.

Key Highlights and Objectives

  • Share insights into the use of AI in the entertainment industry.
  • Share timely and important topics in Sports and Fair use from the 2023 Supreme Court decision of Warhol V. Goldwsmith.

The CLE Program is also being offered virtually.

Click the link below to learn more and register:

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees.

Early Bird through December 15, 2023After December 15, 2023
NYSBA Members$120$220


$120 Program Registration Fee

$75 Reception Fee

The CLE Program is also being offered virtually.

Click the link below to learn more and register:

  • Benjamin S. Akley, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Amy Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law at NYU School of Law
  • Michael C. Donaldson, Donaldson & Callif, LLP
  • Pippa Loengard, Deputy Director and Lecturer in Law, Kernochan Center, Columbia Law School
  • Hal Biagas, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel at Seven1 Sports & Entertainment Group
  • Dr. Donna Lopiano, President and founder of Sports Management Resources, adjunct professor of Sports Management at Southern Connecticut State University and the President of The Drake Group
  • Jill Pilgrim, Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC
  • Peter Roby, Former Director of Athletics and Recreation at Northeastern University, and Member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Ann Burdick, General Counsel, Writers Guild of America, East, Inc.
  • Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney and Freelance Journalist
  • Umair Kazi, Director of Advocacy and Policy at the Authors Guild
  • Vishwanath Mohan, Counsel at Greenberg Glusker in LA (they/them; Mx.)