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Entertainment Law Section
You will not want to miss our annual entertainment round-up and legal extravaganza featuring top practitioners.
Three separate panels will review and highlight the events, deals and major cases of 2017 as they affect the Entertainment Industry and the practice of law. Our panelists include Ethics Experts, Dealmakers and Litigators, with first-hand experience and insights into these events, deals and major cases.
PANEL I: Entertainment Transactional Panel - "The Year That Was, With Female Stars of the Bar"
Don't miss your chance to hear the past year's trends in transactional law straight from the deal-makers themselves. They will share the recent developments and important trends that affect the practice of entertainment law.

Lisa Callif, Partner, Donaldson + Callif, LLP
Ivy Kagan Bierman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Linda Lichter, Partner, Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman
Moderator & Program Chair: Leigh Leshner, Law Office of Leigh Leshner
PANEL II: Entertainment Ethics Panel - "The Ethics Factor"

Find out what you need to know about ethics to avoid State Bar investigation and complaints, and what to do if it happens as well as the latest developments in creating fee agreements, malpractice claims and defenses, with the emphasis on entertainment transactions and litigation, and especially avoiding conflicts of interest.


Ellen A. Pansky, Partner, Pansky Markle LLP, the "go to" attorney for State Bar defense matters
Ron Makarem, Makarem & Associates, top-ranked attorney prosecuting legal malpractice matters
Moderator & Program Chair: Neville Johnson, Partner, Johnson & Johnson LLP
PANEL III: Entertainment Litigation Panel - "The Cases that "Rocked" the Entertainment World in 2018!"

Come find out what were the important case decisions, issues, and trends in the world of Entertainment litigation in the past year, and the possible ramifications for future litigation, including topics such as copyright infringement (music, film, & Internet), fair use, and right of likeness..
Aaron Moss, Partner, Head of Litigation Department, Greenberg Glusker LLP
John M. Gatti, Partner and Co-Chair of Entertainment, Sports and Media Litigation Practice Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Robert F. Helfing, Professor of Copyright Law, Southwestern Law School; Former head of IP Group, Sedgwick LLP
Moderator & Program Chair: Pierre B. Pine, Partner, McPherson Rane LLP
Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. - Registration | 5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Program

The Montage Hotel
225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
(Directions, Hotel Valet Parking or Self-Parking at 241 No. Canon Drive)
$0 - Members of todaplus & The Order of Distinguished Attorneys
$125- BHBA Law Student Member who pay in advance* (call (310) 601-2422 for special rate)
- BHBA Members who pay in advance*
$360 - Non-BHBA Members who pay in advance*
Interested In Membership? Try it Free, No Commitment, for 30 days
Entertainment Law Section Chair: David Albert Pierce, Esq.
Vice Chair: Erin Friedman, Esq.

Program Chairs: John Baldivia, Esq., Alexander Rufus-Isaacs, Esq., Neville Johnson, Esq., Leigh Leshner, Esq. & Pierre B. Pine, Esq.
* Advanced registration closes24 hours prior to event time. Registrations received thereafter include a $25 additional fee.Full refund with 48 hours notice. Raincheck with 24 hours notice.

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of
3 Hours of Participatory Credit with 1 Hour in Legal Ethics -
and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
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