Pace Law School students to host conference on Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law


WHAT: The inaugural “Exposition on Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law,” organized by Pace Law School students, will feature top lawyers in these fields. The Exposition will bring together students and practitioners to learn and discuss burgeoning issues in I.P., sports and entertainment law.

The keynote speaker is James W. Quinn, Esq., chair of Weil’s 500-lawyer global litigation practice and a renowned sports and entertainment litigator. Mr. Quinn has amassed an extensive legal background over the last 40 years, including successfully representing CBS Corp., Johnson & Johnson Co., ESPN, and nearly all the major sports leagues.

This year’s Exposition will feature a CLE ethics segment worth one CLE credit, in which Pace Law Professor Gary Munneke will discuss the evolving roles for attorneys practicing in the areas of sports, entertainment and I.P. law. He will explore topics including entertainers’ intellectual property rights to their bodies of work, and the roles of attorneys who serve as agents for sports and entertainment figures.

Prof. Munneke teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility, law practice management, legal careers and lawyer training. He has authored more than 50 articles, and 20 books, including the leading casebook on law practice management, Materials and Cases on Law Practice Management. This year, he was awarded the prestigious Samuel S. Smith Award for excellence in law practice management by the ABA Law Practice Management Section.

In addition, a panel discussion on “business transactions in sports law” will feature attorneys Peter White of DLA Piper, along with Hymie Elhai of the New York Jets and Dimitrios Efstathiou of Major League Soccer. Tim Cedrone of Appruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C. will serve as the panel’s moderator. Also, attorneys Lydia Cheuk of Blue Man Productions, LLC, Suzanne White of Coach, Inc., and Mary Rasenberger of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, & Sheppard LLP will participate on a panel regarding “new media and the digital environment,” pertaining to I.P. law.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program

WHERE: Pace Law Library, Moot Court Room
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

COST: Free for law students. $35 for attorneys.

Register online here.


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