BHBA Barristers

with the Entertainment Law Section

Flashdance –
What happens when the bulbs go off?
The Great Debate: Privacy vs. the First Amendment –
California’s New Anti-Paparazzi Law and
What it Means for Your Clients

As of January 1st, California’s anti-paparazzi laws have changed.

Photographers (and not just paparazzi!), and now the buyers of those photographs, have greater liability under new amendments to California's privacy laws. Whether you represent celebrities, photographers, or media outlets, this program will provide you with a practical explanation of AB524 (aka "Jennifer Aniston's Law," and now part of California Civil Code Section 1708.8), an in-depth discussion of the legal balancing act between the First Amendment and the right to privacy in California, and an analysis regarding the prosecution and defense against claims arising under California's amended privacy laws.

Jeanine Percival Wright, Esq. is a litigator in the Entertainment and Media Department of the Los Angeles office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Jeanine represents a diverse clientele, including artists, in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Her areas of concentration include: defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, copyright and trademark, the Talent Agencies Act, contract disputes and unfair competition claims, royalty and profit participation disputes, and malpractice. Jeanine also represents victims of domestic violence pro bono.

Karen A. Henry, Esq. is a litigator in the Media Litigation Department of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP's Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on media and entertainment law, assisting clients in a range of matters, including defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright, trademark, theft of ideas, and business litigation. She also has extensive experience in defending news organizations against subpoenas, in gaining access to court proceedings and records, and in California Public Records Act and newspaper adjudication litigation
TIME: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Registration/Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Beverly Hills Bar Association, Conference Center
300 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 210, Beverly Hills


$50.00 for BHBA Barristers / Entertainment Members who pay in advance*
$60.00 for BHBA Members who pay in advance*
$30.00 for BHBA Law Students ($10 more for Non-BHBA Law Students)
$75.00 for Non BHBA members in advance*
($10.00 more for each at the door)
*MINIMUM 24 HOURS - Refund with 48 hours notice
- Raincheck with 24 hours notice
Leigh Leshner, Esq. & Jeanine Percival Wright, Esq.

This event has passed the cut off date for on-line registration. If you would still like to register for this event, please call the Beverly Hills Bar Association at (310) 601-2422 to check on availablity and register.