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EASL Spring Meeting 2024

EASL Spring Meeting 2024


1:30 – 3:00 p.m. | 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

Year In Review: Business and Legal Developments in Entertainment and Media

This panel will bring together entertainment lawyers and executives to discuss recent business and legal developments in their respective areas, including streaming, podcasting, music, AI and copyright, and live theater. Points of focus will include business trends, evolving legal practices, and recently decided or pending cases. The program is designed to be of interest irrespective of the entertainment vertical you’re in, or even if you are new to entertainment law.


Cynthia S.  Arato, Shapiro Arato Bach LLP (Artificial Intelligence and Copyright)

Jason Baruch, Sendroff & Baruch, LLP (Theater)

Ezra Doner, Law Office of Ezra Doner (Moderator)

Brandon Katz, Parrot Analytics (Streaming Television)

Anne  Kennedy McGuire, Loeb & Loeb LLP (Podcasting)

Sarah  Robertson, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Moderator)

Ben Landry, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Atlantic Records (Recorded Music)

3:10 – 4:00 p.m. | 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Social Media Influencers: Contractual and Industry Trends and Transatlantic Considerations

This panel will address the laws and current practices applicable to social media influencers. Taking a US-EU comparative approach, our expert panelists will dive into applicable laws and regulations, spotlighting FTC guidelines, the European Digital Service Act, and France's Influencers Act, before presenting current trends in social media influencers agreements. The discussion will also entail insights into the protection of influencers’ content and likeness in the age of generative AI and the emergence of virtual influencers.


Flore  Brunetti, Entertainment Law Attorney

Merlyne Jean-Louis, Jean-Louis Law

Caroline Leroy-Blanvillain, CLB Avocat

Adam N. Weissman, Weissman Law PLLC

4:10 – 5:00 p.m. | 1.0 Ethics

AI Ethics in Media and Entertainment

The panel will examine the challenges of using AI responsibly for media and entertainment projects and journalistic reporting, including transparency, data bias, privacy issues, deepfakes, digital hallucinations and human oversight, as well as obligations lawyers have advising on these issues.


Matthew Lowe, IBM

Nikita Roy, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Scott J. Sholder, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Additional panelists to be announced

5:00 –6:00 p.m. 


Start Date:
  • June 6, 2024
Start Time:
  • 1:30 PM
End Time:
  • 6:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.5
  • New York City
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    51 West 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10019
  • Hybrid
Product Code:
  • EASLSP24
Section Member Price: $70.00
NYSBA Member Price: $85.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $140.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education