A Fireside Chat with Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube & Google | December 5, 2018
Lyor Cohen and Waleed Diab ('04) discuss Lyor's career in the music industry in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room.
Patents for the Non-Patent Fashion Lawyer | November 20, 2018
An Evening with Design Legend Stuart Weitzman | November 19, 2018
From Script to Screen | November 13, 2018
From Murder to Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt for Nazi Looted Art in America | November 12, 2018
The Esports Ecosystem | November 7, 2018
Free Speech and Online Platforms | November 7, 2018
Women in IP | November 6, 2018
Fashionable JDs: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry | November 1, 2018
Are We Living in a Black Mirror World?
Thursday, October 25
Legal Adversity in the Modern Creative Process: October 24, 2018
Free Speech and Sports
October 4, 2018
A Conversation on The Laws of Style: The Menswear Industry and Dressing For Work
I SPEAK FOR THE TREES: A MOCK TRIAL
A Blade of Grass Fellow is creating Blued Trees Symphony, an ecological artwork made with the intention of using copyright law (VARA) to defend land in New York, Virginia, and West Virginia that is subject to eminent domain because of proposed natural gas pipelines.
CALLING ALL PATENT LAW PRACTITIONERS and CALLING ALL INNOVATORS
For the third year in a row, Cardozo’s Intellectual Property Law Society (‘IPLS’) has been chosen as the New York City host of the World Intellectual Property Organization's World IP Day! WIPO recently announced the global theme for the event, which is Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.
To not only celebrate but advance this theme, IPLS will proudly introduce the Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity, a project funded by a $200,000 grant from Google. The goal of the Project is to increase the number of U.S. patents issued to women and minorities. Professor Jeanne C. Curtis joined Cardozo’s nationally-ranked IP program to spearhead the effort. At World IP Day, Professor Curtis will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the Project as well as other initiatives underway across law, business, and policy that are directed to achieving parity in innovation and creativity; the social and economic benefits of achieving parity; and the ways each and every one of us on a daily basis can help effect change. Our goal is to educate and create awareness about the issues that exist and solutions being engineered. We also hope to attract innovators that the Project can help as well as legal practitioners, businesses, and other organizations who can contribute to the Project, so please help us spread the word!
We won't just be celebrating "Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity", we're actively working at it. Be there, take part.
A fun and interactive IP law game is also on the agenda, with no previous IP or legal experience required to play and win.
We hope to see you there!
CLE Diversity and Inclusion credits may be available. Please register for the event, which is free, to receive email updates regarding CLE credits.
WHEN? THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH @ 6 P.M., 3RD FLOOR LOUNGE
6th Sports Law Symposium
Topics of discussion will include the complex relationship between the NCAA and NBA (the recent bribing scandals, the one-and-done rule, etc.), the growth of virtual reality and its increasing role in the sports industry, and athletes using their sport as a public platform to voice their political opinions.
Friday, March 16, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jacob Burns Moot court room and Lobby
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NYLight breakfast and lunch will be served. Attendees will receive 4.5 New York State CLE credits.
1. The Complex Relationship between the NCAA and NBA (10:00 - 11:30, 1.5 CLE Credits)
· Jason Belzer, Founder of GAME, Inc. (moderator)
· Jeff Schwartz, President and Founder of Excel Sports Management
· David Feher, Co-Chair of the Sports Law Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP
· Malcolm Lemmons, Founder of Players Point Agency
· Jim Engles, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Columbia University
· Richard Kent, Partner at Meyers Breiner & Kent LLP & Sports Author
2. The Future of Sports in the Age of Virtual Reality
(11:30 - 1:00, 1.5 CLE Credits)
· Harris Peskin, Associate at ESG Law (moderator)
· Sean Kane, Partner & Co-Chair of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
· James Gatto, Partner & Co-Leader of the Social Media and Games Team at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
· Matthew Pace, Partner at Rimon Law
· Robert J. deBrauwere, Partner & Co-Chair of the Digital Media Group at Pryor Cashman LLP
(2:00 - 3:30, 1.5 CLE Credits)
· Martin Edel, Partner at Miller & Wrubel PC & Professor of Sports Law (moderator)
· Steve Silver, Associate at Pierce Atwood LLP & Co-Founder of The Legal Blitz
· Scooby Axson, Writer at Sports Illustrated & US Army Veteran
· Mark Conrad, Director of the Sports Business Program at Fordham & Sports Author
· Elie Mystal, Executive Editor for Above the Law
Attendees will receive 1.5 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credits in the category "Areas of Professional Practice."
Dean Melanie Leslie and the FAME Center invite you to
Dean Speaker Series:
An Inside Look with Jeff Marx '96
Meet Cardozo alumnus Jeff Marx, composer and lyricist, best known for creating the Broadway musical Avenue Q.
For a behind the scenes peek into the making of Broadway shows includingAvenue Q, watch this video: https://youtu.be/Y7mfw_
Wednesday, February 28
lunch will be served
Room 1008 at Cardozo School of Law
Moderators NYCLA Art Law Committee Co-Chairs:
- Megan Noh, Cahill Cossu Noh & Robinson LLP;
- Irina Tarsis, Center for Art Law, inc.
- Karin Orenstein is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. She has prosecuted a number of prominent cases that have centered on the seizure and repatriation of cultural heritage. She has worked on United States of America v. One Alioramus Dinosaur Skilland, more recently, United States of America v. Approximately Four Hundred Fifty Ancient Cuneiform Tablets. Ms. Orenstein will introduce the laws and legal procedures available to curbing illicit traffic in antiquities.
- John P. Labbat is a Special Agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a United States Attorney. Mr. Labbat will discuss legal enforcement against illicit antiquities and artworks and the legal tools that are used to prevent the circulation of these items.
- Henry Mazurek, a founding partner of Mazurek Lipton LLP, is a defense and appellate attorney who represents clients in matters of criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, and commercial litigation including issues related to antiquities and the art market in matters of forfeiture. Mr. Mazurek will speak about how clients can be protected in the face of civil forfeiture actions, as well as compliance and due diligence issues that arise for clients while purchasing art and antiquities.
The event is organized by the NYCLA Art Law Committee, the Center for Art Law and is co-hosted by the Cardozo Art Law Society.
The Cardozo Fashion Law Practice Area Alumni Group
cordially invites you to
Contracts on the Catwalk: Legal Issues in Today’s Fashion Shows
Today’s fashion shows are not your mother’s fashion shows. Fashion shows are held at unique, creative venues, live streamed via social media, and are more directly accessible to the general public than ever. This program will explore legal issues related to production agreements, branded sponsorship deals, venue agreements and model rights, and will provide an overview of best practices to keep your clients (safely) strutting their stuff.
Earn one CA MCLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice.
November 14, 2017
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Photo by Michael Mandiberg
The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal invites you to:
The AELJ Spring Symposium Comic Law Con!
The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal invites you to our annual Spring Symposium and first ever Comic Law Con on legal issues facing comic book creators and publishers. Issues and topics to be discussed will include publishing agreements, collaboration agreements, services agreements and key legal and business issues for the comic book industry. The event will consist of two panels, each comprised of creators, practitioners and comic book publishing executives. The first panel will discuss perspectives on transactions in comic books, and the second panel will focus on business and legal issues in the comic book industry, with a question and answer discussion and reception to follow.
The Fifth Annual Cardozo Sports Law Symposium
On March 9th, join us as we examine some of the most contentious legal issues in sports. This year, our symposium will feature four panels and a networking lunch. We look forward to having you!
Total CLE Credits Available: 6.0
Full and partial tuition scholarships are available for all CLE programs sponsored or cosponsored by Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Requests for scholarship are considered on a case-by-case basis, and availablility is subject to space limitation.
Order of Events
9:00 - 9:15 AM | Sign In and Registration
9:15 - 9:30 AM | Beginning Remarks
9:30 - 10:45 AM | On the Future of Sports Gambling
- Moderator: Dan Roberts, Writer | Sports Business, Tech and Media Writer, Yahoo! Finance
- Harris Peskin '15, Consultant and IP/Corporate Attorney | Founder, RiftLaw.com
- Marc Edelman, Law Professor and Attorney | Founder, Edelman Law
- Irwin A. Kishner, Corporate Transactions Attorney | Partner, Herrick
- John Brennan, Journalist and 2008 Pulitzer Prize Finalist | Sports Journalist, USA Today Network
10:55 - 12:10 PM | 'Student-Athletes': Employees or Amateurs?
- Moderator: Blake Yagman '17, Law Student | Former NCAA Volunteer Coach, Miami Hurricanes
- Jason Belzer, Writer and Attorney | Sports Money Blog Author, Forbes; Founder, GAME Inc.
- Ronald Nored, Professional Basketball Coach | Head Coach, Long Island Nets (NBA D-League)
- Nicole Auerbach, Reporter | NCAA Sports Reporter, USA Today
- Peter Pilling, Collegiate Athletic Director | Athletic Director, Columbia University
- Bob Walsh, Collegiate Basketball Coach | Head Coach, University of Maine Black Bears
12:15 - 1:15 PM | Networking Lunch
1:20 - 2:35 PM | Legal Issues at the Intersection of Media and Sports
- Moderator: Richard Kent, Attorney and Writer | Partner, Meyers, Breiner & Kent
- Richard J. Birns, Attorney | Partner, Gibson Dunn
- Tracy Dolgin, Media Executive | Non-Executive Chairman, YES Network
- Andrew L. Lee. Attorney | Founder and Managing Attorney, ALL Counsel
2:40 - 3:55 PM | Sports in the Age of Globalization
- Moderator: TBD
- Ayala Deutsch, Law Professor and Attorney | Senior Vice President & Chief IP Counsel, NBA
- Zach Zagger, Journalist and Attorney | Senior Reporter (Sports), Law360
- Anthony J. Dreyer, Law Professor and Attorney | Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Mark Conrad, Law Professor and Attorney | Fordham Law
*Please use your law school or law firm email when you sign up*
Cardozo Fashion Law Alumni Group Members:
Our next meeting will take place on February 28, 2017 from 6:30-7:45 pm and will be held at Ladas & Parry LLP (1040 Avenue of the Americas, on 6th Ave. between 39th and 40th St.). The following will be presented:
Negotiating Influencer Agreements and Navigating the World of User-Generated Content in the Cosmetics Industry
William Jelinek - Vice President and Legal Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Hannah E. Taylor - Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit
Rebecca Morgan - Communications Director, Naturopathica
Limited seating is available. Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/gz7slB4FQ
A discussion on Legal Aspects of the Music Industry with
Legendary Record Producer CLIVE DAVIS
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7 - 9 p.m.
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Clive Davis, the chief creative officer of SONY Music Entertainment,
five-time Grammy Award winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
member will be interviewed by:
Julie Swidler '82
SONY Music Entertainment
Mr. Davis is the former president of Columbia Records, founder and president of Arista Records,
CEO of the RCA Music Group and chairman and CEO of BMG North America. He has worked with
top artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow,
Christina Aguilera, TLC, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson.
The Sport Law Society invites you to:
The 4th Annual Sports Law Symposium
Step right up and help us take a swing at some of the most contentious legal issues in sports. This year, our symposium will feature four panels, a keynote speaker and lunch. We look forward to having you!
Available CLE Credits:
6.0 Credits "Areas of Professional Practice"
Full and partial tuition scholarships are available for all CLE programs sponsored or cosponsored by Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Requests for scholarship are considered on a case-by-case basis, and availability is subject to space limitation.
Friday, March 18, 2016
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Order of Events:
9-9:15 a.m. Sign in and Registration
9:15-9:30 a.m. Beginning Remarks
9:30-10:45 a.m. "On Agency and the Negotiation of the Superstar Contract"
In 2016, the terms of a player's contract are as well known statistics to fans as those in the box score. Superstar contracts, in worth and various other ways, often set the basis for negotiations throughout their entire respective sport. When negotiating and renegotiating massive sports contracts, what are some of the threats, nuanced details, and legal considerations?
Moderator: Robert Boland (Professor & Director MBA/Masters of Sports Administration Program at Ohio University)
Panelists include: Jason Belzer (Founder and President of GAME, Inc.), Kirk Berger (Associate General Counsel at the National Basketball Players Association, **Bar Admission Pending), David Fogel (Associate General Counsel at the National Basketball Coaches Association), Charles Grantham (Former Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association and Adjunct Professor of the Sports Management Program at New York University), Kim Miale (General Counsel and Agent at Roc Nation Sports)
10:55-12:10 p.m. "Understanding the Legal Nuances of Sports and Digital Media"
One of the more challenging aspects of the sports business is the continuing modernization of digital media. Media's relationship with sports is synthesized in the fact that sports cannot exist without a certain amount of publicity; but, how much media involvement is too much? Are there legal considerations in the age of modern, digital media which did not exist in years past?
Moderator: Wayne Kimmel (Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital)
Panelists: Stephanie Furgang Adwar (Founding Partner of Furgang & Adwar, LLP.) Irwin Kishner (Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee at Herrick, Feinstein LLP), Stephanie McKinnon (Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs at The Whistle Sports), Harris Peskin (Associate, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP)
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:45 p.m. Keynote Address, Miami Marlins President David Samson '93
2:00-3:15 p.m. "Differentiating Between the Real World and the Sports World"
Many fans believe in a fictitious "Sports World," depicted in movies/shows such as Jerry Maguire, Entourage, and Ballers, includ
Moderator: Steven Sparling (Partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP and Adjunct Professor at Cardozo)
Panelists: Robert Blecker (Philosopher of Sport & Professor of Criminal Law at New York Law School), Anthony Dreyer (Intellectual Property and Sports Litigation Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Adjunct Professor at Cardozo), Brian Levy (CEO of Goalline Football), Robert Raiola (Sports & Entertainment Group Senior Manager, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP)
3:30-4:45 p.m. "Addressing Current Legal Issues in Daily Fantasy Sports"
The world of Daily Fantasy Sports has been inescapable for both the casual sports fan, and the average television viewer. Advertisements have increased, large investments have been made, and millions of people have enjoyed the product. However, what if the “game” being advertised, invested in, and enjoyed by millions, turns out to be illegal gambling?
Moderator: Daniel Roberts (Sports Business Writer at Yahoo Finance)
Panelists: H. Fields (Draft Pot), Marc Edelman (Associate Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York), Chris LaVigne (Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP.), Daniel Wallach (Gaming and Sports Law Attorney at Becker & Poliakof)
Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society
American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment & Sports Law Industries
A Conversation with HBO President of Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins
Sheila Nevins, one of the most influential filmmakers in the country, discusses legal issues facing filmmakers.
Date and Time: November 20, 2016; 6 - 7 PM @ Cardozo School of Law
Sponsored by the FAME Center and the Indie Film Clinic
Date and Time: Tue, November 1, 2016; 6 PM - 8 PM EDT
Esports audiences are projected to top 335 million in 2017 allied with commercial revenue growth estimated to hit $465m in the same year. Esports is entering the mainstream. eSports revolves around teams, publishers, events, leagues, and streaming distribution sites. Major brands are jumping on eSports to engage with a young, emerging generations that are eschewing traditional sports.
In this Tech Talk, we'll explore the multi-faceted legal issues facing eSports, including:
- Players' Rights
- Issues related to the distribution of commercial and broadcasting monies amongst teams and players
- Disciplinary matters
- Contractual issues for players and teams, including player inducements and poaching
- Key issues that players and teams are concerned about.
CLE Credit Will Be Provided
Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor, Cardozo Law School (Moderator)
Harris Peskin, H2K Associate General Counsel, Chief of Operations
Ryan Morrison, Partner, Morrison & Lee
Support for the Cardozo Tech Startup Clinic and the Cardozo Tech Talk Series has been generously provided by:
Legal Clinic for Fashion, Tech, Music, Media, and Film
Date and Time: Wed, November 9, 2016; 6 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Fashion designers, musicians, artists, and film producers alike can meet with top attorneys in the fashion, art, media, entertainment, and tech industries to ask legal questions and learn more about how to protect their business and related rights. We'll have lawyers on hand to provide generalized information related to:
- Indie Films
- Starting and Forming a Company
Support for the Cardozo Tech Startup Clinic has been generously provided by:
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