TechTainment 7.0 - Thursday, November 4, 2021. 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, via Zoom

TechTainment™ 7.0

November 4, 2021
Webinar

LAIPLA (Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association) in conjunction with LMU Loyola Law School, Los Angeles continues its groundbreaking annual TechTainment™ program for a seventh year. TechTainment™ 7.0 will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2021. TechTainment™ is a unique conference, exploring the intersection of Technology, Entertainment, and the Law. We continue to focus on cutting edge technology, its effect on the entertainment ecosphere, and how the law and society keep up with these changes. This year we will explore issues and trends in the Metaverse, Digital Music Rights Management, Investment in Entertainment/Media Businesses, Talent Contracts, and Video Gaming. 

Our conference will be virtual, via Zoom. Unlike other virtual conferences, we are incorporating networking time before and after our panels, using Zoom Breakout Rooms. Last year we were able to bridge to the larger TechTainment community, including participants from the Northern California, East Coast, Europe and even Dubai! TechTainment ™ 7.0 is just a click away! 

**Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (provider # 2083) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 5.0 hours. 

DATE AND TIME
Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM PST

LOCATION
Via Zoom

QUESTIONS?
Contact the LAIPLA office at office@laipla.net or call 323-285-1654.


SCHEDULE

(All times in PST) 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Keeping Up with New Trends at the Intersection of Technology and Entertainment
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Hot Button Issues in the Video Gaming Industry 
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Networking – Zoom Breakout Rooms 
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM: Negotiating Talent Contracts in the Dynamic, Ever-Shifting Entertainment World
11:40 PM – 12:10 PMNetworking – Zoom Breakout Rooms
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM: Keynote with Harry E. Sloan, Founder of Eagle Equity Partners, moderated by Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein
1:10 PM – 1:20 PMNetworking – Zoom Breakout Rooms 
1:20 PM – 2:20 PM: That’s So Meta: Exploring the Metaverse
2:20 PM – 3:05 PM: Digital Music Rights Management 
3:05 PM – 3:30 PMNetworking – Zoom Breakout Rooms


PRICING

LAIPLA Members, Loyola Alumni, Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) Members, Los Angeles Country Bar Association (LACBA) ELIPS Members: $80 ($95 after October 22, 2021)

In-House: $40 ($50 after October 22, 2021)

LLS & LMU Students + Faculty: $30 ($40 after October 22, 2021)

Students + Professors: $35 ($45 after October 22, 2021)

Non-Members: $95 ($110 after October 22, 2021)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received by Thursday, October 28, 2021.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Harry Sloan

Harry Evans Sloan, Chairman, CEO, Eagle Equity Partners 

Harry Sloan is an accomplished global business leader, whose strategic leadership skills and foresight have transcended beyond media and entertainment. A graduate of LMU Loyola Law School, Mr. Sloan is known for being ahead of the curve in his career.  He has extensive experience as an international media investor, entrepreneur and studio executive and has delivered key investment opportunities with significant returns for his partners. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Sloan was Chairman and CEO of MGM Studios and founded and led two public companies in the entertainment media arena, New World Entertainment and SBS Broadcasting, S.A., one of Europe’s largest broadcasters. 

Today, Mr. Sloan, with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”), is a top investor on Wall Street.  As the founder of Eagle Equity Partners, he’s also co-founded seven SPACs, raising aggregate gross proceeds of over $5 billion.  This includes managing the IPO for DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports and mobile sports betting platform, in 2020.  Mr. Sloan currently serves as Vice Chairman of DraftKings.  In his biggest SPAC deal to date, Mr. Sloan was instrumental in the public listing of Ginkgo Bioworks, a leading synthetic biology company, in September 2021.  Mr. Sloan’s deal with Ginkgo values the company at $18 billion.  Mr. Sloan will serve as a Board Member for Ginkgo Bioworks. 


Andrew Wallerstein

Andrew Wallenstein, President & Chief Media Analyst, VIP+ VARIETY INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM 

Andrew Wallenstein is President and Chief Media Analyst of Variety Intelligence Platform, a new extension of the Variety brand focused on market research. He has been with Variety since 2011, previously as Co-Editor-in-Chief. Wallenstein received the Luminary Award for Career Achievement from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2017. He was an on-air contributor for NPR’s All Things Considered for nearly a decade and also hosted the PBS series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” and TV Guide Channel’s “Square Off,” a weekly primetime series about the TV industry. Wallenstein has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe and Business Week. He was at The Hollywood Reporter from 2002 to 2010. 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Courtney BraunCourtney Braun – General Counsel, Endeavor Client Representation | Deputy General Counsel & Co-Head of Litigation, Endeavor 

Courtney Braun is General Counsel of Endeavor’s Client Representation Group and Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Co-Head of Litigation at Endeavor—a global leader in entertainment, media, fashion, sports, and events. In her role as General Counsel, Courtney oversees legal for Endeavor’s client representation businesses (including WME, IMG Models, Art + Commerce, and The Wall Group), alongside her responsibilities for employment, immigration, and litigation across Endeavor. Courtney is on the Board of the Association of Talent Agents and is a member of the New York and California bars. Prior to Endeavor, Courtney worked in Legal and Business Affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment and as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom in New York. She graduated cum laude from New York University and the University of Michigan Law School. 

 


Roberto Correa De MelloRoberto Correa De Mello, Founder and CEO of ABRAMUS – Brazilian Association for Music and Arts

Roberto Correa De Mello, lawyer, graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1977; Assistant Professor of Commercial Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC) Training Course of Business at the University of Louvain la Neuf, Belgium; holder law firm Mello Advogados Associados SC, founded in 1952; was Member of the National Copyright Council, under the Ministry of Culture, by appointment of President José Sarney, until their extinction; Founder and CEO of ABRAMUS – Brazilian Association for Music and Arts; President of AUTVIS – Brazilian Association of Visual Arts; President of ABDA – Brazilian Association of Copyrights; Board Member of the Committee of Dramatic Authors, Literary and Audiovisual as well as Board Member of the Committee of Visual Arts both organizations of CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers); President of National Committee of Culture and Authors Rights. 

 


Fábio de Sa CesnikFábio De Sa Cesnik, Founding partner, Cesnik, Quintino, Salinas, Fittipaldi and Valerio Law Firm (CQS/FV Law Firm)

Fábio Cesnik is founding partner at Cesnik, Quintino, Salinas, Fittipaldi and Valerio Law Firm (CQS/FV Law Firm). He holds a BA in Law and Legal Sciences from the São Paulo University – USP. Vice-president of Institutional Relations in Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC). Specialist in culture, media and entertainment. For ten years in a row Ranked in Chambers and Partners as the top specialist lawyer in media and entertainment. Ex-chairman of IASP’s Media and Entertainment and member of OAB-SP Rights to the Arts Commission. He is the author of the books “Globalização da Cultura” and “Guia do Incentivo à Cultura” (in its third printing), published by Editora Manole. He is co-author Projetos Culturais: Elaboração, Administração, Aspectos Legais e Busca de Patrocínio (now on its fourth edition), published by Editora Escrituras. Lawyer licensed in Brazil and Portugal. Member of the California BAR as Foreign Legal Consultant.


Tracey Freed speaking at TechTainment 5.0 in 2019

Tracey L. Freed, Founder, Freed Law, P.C. 

Tracey Freed is Founder of Freed Law, P.C., a boutique law firm specializing in digital media, entertainment and technology transactions. Freed has been recognized as a Trailblazer by The American Lawyer Magazine, a Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyer by the Daily Journal, Thriving by the L.A. Business Journal, and a Rising Star and SuperLawyer by Los Angeles Magazine. Freed advises emerging growth companies, Hollywood studios, and Fortune 100 companies at the intersection of media, technology, advertising and innovation, including structuring and negotiating commercial transactions related to content creation, distribution and monetization, technology commercialization, branded content & influencer marketing, AR/VR & social gaming, artificial intelligence, big data and ad tech. Prior to founding Freed Law, P.C., Freed was Assistant General Counsel, Digital Networks at Sony Pictures.  Freed was also an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School where she taught “Digital Media & the Law” and “Artificial Intelligence & the Law.” Freed is an inaugural member of the TechTainment planning team, and is an alumnus of Loyola Law School.


Maria Consuelo GonimaMaria Consuelo Gonima, COO, Reely 

Maria Consuelo Gonima is the COO of Reely, an AI-powered video platform that automates content creation, distribution, and monetization for sports and esports. Gonima founded Big Smile Co, a marketing communications practice focused on the intersection of entertainment, technology, and social impact with clients including Rooster Teeth, Wevr, Tribeca Film Festival, and others. She previously led communications strategies from video streaming disrupting TV at Hulu, influencer content changing advertising with Fullscreen, philanthropy merging with tech innovation at the Annenberg Foundation, and changing narrative experiences through virtual reality with Survios. Her former collaborations include storytellers from Lionsgate, Paramount, FOX, Comcast, Audible, and beyond. Living the multi-hyphenate dream in Los Angeles, she is a longtime DJ, curator, and creator. Gonima has enjoyed speaking at institutions such as Harvard Business School, ArtCenter, and USC, and made her rap debut on NBA 2K9.

 


Lawrence HadleyLawrence M. Hadley, Partner, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and Co-Chair of the Crisis Management & Response Department, Glaser Weil 

Lawrence “Larry” M. Hadley represents a wide range of technology-industry clients; specializing his practice in patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Mr. Hadley’s extensive experience includes intellectual property and complex litigation cases involving computer hardware and software, integrated circuit and processor design, wireless communications, medical devices, Internet communications, compression, and storage. His proficiency in technology has led him to appear in courts across the country and before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC).  

As a former commercial ship and naval officer, and as a licensed pilot; he offers a diverse background, in addition to his 25+ years of legal experience. A highly-regarded thought-leader in intellectual property legal issues, Mr. Hadley acts as a frequent commentator on matters related to technology. Additionally, he is ranked in Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in Patent Litigation and in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star (Los Angeles) in Intellectual Property. 


Michael LauMichael Lau, President, AIMP New York Chapter  

Michael Lau has had a diverse career as a Music Supervisor, Composer, and Music Publisher. In 2021, after serving as a board member since 2019, Michael was elected President of the New York Chapter of the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers). In this role, Michael works with the Executive Committee of the AIMP to lead both the New York and national organizations, leveraging his years of experience to provide input and guidance in planning industry events and outreach to bolster the independent music publishing community. In addition to working with the AIMP, Michael was appointed to the Operations Committee of The MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective), where he reviews current processes from music metadata through payment processing to revolutionize how songwriters and music publishers are paid. He is also the Owner of independent music publishing companies Middle Foot Music (BMI) and Imachew Music (ASCAP), which handle his own compositions as well as publishing for others. 


Sly Lee

Sly Lee, Co-Founder & CEO, Emerge 

Sly is a first generation American entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of Emerge. In a time when humanity is reaching the limits of social technologies, Emerge is building a new paradigm for human connection and interaction, enabling touch in the metaverse. Emerge’s first product aims to create a new standard for digital communication that incorporates sight, sound, and touch (imagine a virtual high five).  He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2018 recipient, Co-chair for the World Economic Forum Global Future Council Member for AR/VR, and can be found surfing the coast of SoCal some mornings.  


Dan Nabel, speaker at LAIPLA's upcoming TechTainment 4.0, November 8, 2018Dan Nabel, Associate General Counsel, Riot Games

Dan Nabel is Director and Associate General Counsel at Riot Games. He lectures at USC Gould on Video Game Law and co-authored Video Game Law in a Nutshell (West Academic, 2018) and regularly covers legal topics impacting the Video Game Industry on his blog, GameChangersLaw.comHe began his practice as a litigator at Greenberg Glusker and served as the director for USC Gould’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic before moving in-house.  


Phil RantaPhil Ranta, Chief Executive Officer, Wormhole Labs 

Phil Ranta is the Chief Executive Officer at Wormhole Labs, a technology company that built a platform for user-generated metaverses. As Head of Gaming Creators, North America at Facebook, Phil achieved over 5x departmental growth in his first year, signing exclusive streaming contracts with DisguisedToast, Corinna Kopf, and UFC / WWE superstar Ronda Rousey. Phil also built two of the largest creator networks in the world as COO at Studio71 and VP, Networks at Fullscreen, both successfully exited (to ProSieben and Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin, respectively). Other roles include Head of Creators at Mobcrush, a live streaming technology with hundreds of thousands of authenticated users, Executive Producer at Viva! Vision, producing content delivered to over 250 million mobile phones worldwide, and content creator who produced videos and podcasts that have achieved hundreds of millions of views and downloads. 


Omer SalikOmer Salik, Vice President, Litigation and Intellectual Property at Activision Blizzard

Omer Salik manages Activision Blizzard’s litigation and IP portfolio.  Omer joined Activision Blizzard in 2011. Prior to that, Omer was an associate at Jones Day and Hennigan Bennett and Dorman focusing on patent litigation matters.  He has a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and a JD from the University of Minnesota. 


Samantha Schilling RobinsonSamantha Schilling Robinson, VP, Neighboring Rights, SongTradr 

Samantha Schilling Robinson is an experienced professional with years of strong industry expertise specifically in international Ad/Film/TV licensing, registration, claim & Copyright management with special focus on artist development, creative pitching, clearance, negotiation, and execution. Over the last several years, her main focus has been working ancillary markets with a proven success in emerging markets.


Robert SchwartzBobby Schwartz, Partner, Quinn Emanuel 

Robert M. (“Bobby”) Schwartz is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office and co-chair of the Media & Entertainment Industry Practice. Over the last 30 years, Bobby has become a nationally recognized leader in large-stakes and often precedent-setting cases, particularly in the entertainment and media fields. He has represented every major motion picture studio and broadcast network, as well as film production companies, pay TV services, video game developers, record companies, recording artists, producers, writers, directors, and actors. He has had extensive experience and success in copyright, trademark, unfair competition, royalties and participations, First Amendment, defamation, employment, and complex business disputes. He has handled more than 100 class action cases around the country. He has also handled substantial disputes for companies well outside the media industry. 


Julie ShapiroJulie Shapiro, Professor of Law, Director, Entertainment and Media Law Institute 

Julie Shapiro is the Director of the Entertainment and Media Law Institute and associate clinical professor at LMU Loyola Law School.  A highly decorated and experienced attorney, Shapiro’s experience spans scripted and unscripted programming, new media platforms, domestic/international transactions, licensing, intellectual property and all aspects of production. Shapiro’s skills are extensive and diverse. She has worked on all sides of the business starting her legal career at The William Morris Agency. She built and led the business and legal affairs department of New Line Television, helped launch business/legal affairs for OWN: Oprah Winfrey’s Network and served as head of business affairs/general counsel to APA talent agency.   

Prior to joining Loyola, Shapiro served as a Vice President and Legal & Business Affairs Counsel for Endeavor Content, where she provided guidance and counsel over the development, production and distribution of scripted programming. A true Hollywood power player, Shapiro brings a wealth of experience and contacts to LLS. 


Danika VittitoeDanika B. Vittitoe, Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Twitch Interactive, Inc. 

Danika Vittitoe leads creator and original production deals as Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, at Twitch Interactive, Inc. Danika has previously been a member of the in-house legal teams at Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (now Anuvu), Snap, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Danika began her legal career as a litigation associate with Arnold & Porter LLP. She has a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and attended Dartmouth College.


Shelby J Weiser

Shelby J. Weiser – Partner – Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP 

Shelby J. Weiser is a partner at Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP, a boutique entertainment law firm.  She represents high profile actors, writers, directors and producers and negotiates deals for her clients across all areas of the entertainment landscape, including feature films, television, streaming, endorsements, podcasting and NFTs.  She is a member of the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Council and a soccer coach and referee for AYSO Region 76.  Prior to joining Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, she worked at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and cum laude from New York University School of Law.  

 

SESSIONS


Keeping Up with New Trends at the Intersection of Technology and Entertainment 
Keeping pace with the latest trends in technology in the entertainment industry can make you feel like a prehistoric dinosaur. Tracey Freed, founder of Freed Law, P.C. and former Assistant General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. will explore the latest media, tech, and cultural trends to keep you abreast of what’s hot and new. Freed, a Loyola Law School alum and professor, has been an expert in identifying trends in technology and a recurring speaker at TechTainment™ since its inception. 


Hot Button Issues in the Video Gaming Industry 
To stay competitive, Video Game Media companies quickly develop new technologies bringing new legal challenges that ripple throughout the industry. We will explore timely issues including Loot Boxes and Gambling laws; use of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTS); and emerging privacy issues. The panel will feature Dan Nabel, Director and Associate General Counsel at Riot Games, Omer Salik, Vice President, Litigation and Intellectual Property at Activision Blizzard, and Danika VittitoeSenior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs at Twitch.  Moderated by Larry Hadley, Partner, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Glaser Weil.


Keynote Fireside Chat with Harry E. Sloan, International Media/Entertainment Investor, moderated by Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein
A Loyola Law School alum, Harry E. Sloan is a pillar in the entertainment industry.  Over the last four-decades, he has worked as an entertainment lawyer, entrepreneur, studio executive, and media investor.  Mr. Sloan is the former chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”) and founder of SBS Broadcasting—once the second-largest broadcaster in Europe. He is a founding shareholder of Lionsgate Films and the former chairman of New World Entertainment. More recently, he has been at the cutting edge of the finance movement in the entertainment industry, and founded six special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including Flying Eagle (NASDAQ: FEAC) currently serving as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.  Via his SPACs, he has taken both Draft Kings Inc. and Skillz Inc. public for a combined valuation of $6.8 billion. Moderated by Andrew Wallenstein, President and Chief Media Analyst of Variety Intelligence Platform, a new extension of the Variety brand focused on market research. Wallenstein has been with Variety since 2011, previously as Co-Editor-in-Chief. 


Negotiating Talent Contracts in the Dynamic, Ever-Shifting Entertainment World 
All eyes were watching Scarlett Johansson’s multi-million-dollar litigation against Disney stemming from its streaming Black Widow during the movie’s theatrical release. Johansson’s suit has opened the door for transparent discussion and new terms of negotiation. How can talent- or studio-side attorneys ensure that their clients are protected in the future of trailblazing technologies? Our experts will explore issues on the horizon. Confirmed panelists include Courtney Braun, Endeavor’s General Counsel for Endeavor Client Representation, Bobby Schwartz, a litigation partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Shelby WeiserPartner at Sloane Offer Weber and Dern, LLP. Moderated by Julie Shapiro, Professor of Law and Director, Entertainment and Media Law Institute.


That’s So Meta: Exploring the Metaverse
The Metaverse is not a new concept, but with the advancement of new technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, and artificial intelligence, and the pandemic catapulting the need and desire for human connection and community when in-person interaction is not an option, the Metaverse is no longer a topic of science fiction but a real-world future that today’s biggest technology and entrainment companies are thinking about and heavily invested in. What is the Metaverse? What business opportunities lie in this space for content creators, advertisers, brands, gamers, fashion and technologists? What legal quagmires are created in this space where real-world laws are met with virtual worlds, where ownership may be an illusion, where IP rules the land, where personal data is key, and where territorial jurisdictions have no boundaries? This panel of industry insidersincluding Maria Consuelo GonimaCOO at Reely, Sly LeeEmerge’s co-founder/CEO, Phil Ranta, Chief Executive Officer at Wormhole Labs, and moderated by Tracey L. Freed, Founder of Freed Law, P.C., will dial you into this new and emerging space, keep you a breast of cutting-edge issues, and blow your mind of what our future world will look like.   


Digital Music Rights Management
With the increase of streaming digital production has created a need of acquiring digital music. Producers and artists have clamored for a different method to license digital music. What are the unique problems and solutions that licensors and licensees face in the music world? How has the industry responded? What is the future of music licensing and digital music rights management? Join us in a discussion with Roberto Correa De MelloFounder and CEO of ABRAMUS – Brazilian Association for Music and Arts, Michael LauPresident, AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) New York Chapter and Samantha Schilling Robinson, Vice President of Neighboring Rights at SongTradr, a digital music rights management company. Moderated by Fabio De Sa Cesnik of CQS/FV Law Firm. 

SPONSORSHIP

Please contact either Co-Chairs David Randall (dave@hdmnlaw.com ) or Mark Treitel (marktreitel@quinnemanuel.comreTechTainment™ Sponsorship. 

Platinum Sponsor

Variety VIP+

Variety is the most authoritative and trusted source of entertainment business news, recognized and respected throughout the world. Since 1905, influential producers, executives and talent in entertainment and beyond have turned to Variety for award-winning daily breaking news reports, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players. As the leading publication covering film, television, theater and tech with a global perspective, Variety is the vital read in every entertainment capital in over 84 countries. 

Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, and print as well as branded content, events, summits, data and analysis. Variety Content Studio (VCS) produces award-winning premium custom branded content distributed across Variety’s global digital and social platforms. Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP+) is a subscription-based service offering relevant industry analysis, in-depth special reports, incisive data and is home to video archives from Variety’s past summits and VIP+ Exchange webinars. 

With over 6 million social followers, four podcast series, a three-time Emmy® Award-winning television series (Actors on Actors), multiple television specials with Lifetime Television including Variety’s Power of Women and Salute to Service, plus over 100 virtual events and summits annually, Variety remains the premier source for entertainment business news. 

Diamond Sponsor

Forensis Group

For over 25 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by ForensisGroup have been thoroughly evaluated based on experience, education, track record, client feedback and much more. Over 20,000 clients have retained our experts in more than 30,000 cases nationwide. ForensisGroup takes a multi-disciplined approach, referring our clients to experts of various disciplines that may have an impact on the issues of the case. Clients benefit from free initial discussions with experts to gain better technical or scientific knowledge about their case. We offer free no-obligation recruiting.

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We represent domestic and international clients in a broad range of legal matters throughout the world and our success is built on the firm’s partners’ combined decades of experience in delivering exceptional legal solutions for their clients. Our trial lawyers are known for their outstanding legal skills in presenting complex legal issues in ways that are clear and compelling, which is why we outperform other firms in high-stakes actions.   

Our intellectual property protection group provides our clients with a full range of intellectual property services from protecting and obtaining trademark and patent registrations throughout the world to defending and enforcing those registrations in a competitive marketplace. We are dedicated to an integrative, seamless, and effective team approach.  Our team has a long history of reciprocal long-term relationships with foreign counsel in hundreds of different countries all over the world as strategic partners, the result is a partnership with a unique diversity of experience and exceptional professional judgment, which allows us to provide our clients with a wide variety of effective international solutions.  We embrace impactful innovation that drives efficiently, and our clients also benefit from our extensive experience in building and protecting brands from the ground up including experience in anti-counterfeiting. 

Silver Sponsor

Quinn Emanuel sponsors LAIPLA Spring Seminar

Quinn Emanuel is a 875+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 2global office locations. Firm lawyers have tried over 2,500 cases, winning 86% of them. When representing defendants, Quinn Emanuel’s trial experience gets better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, Quinn Emanuel lawyers have won over $70 billion in judgments and settlements. Quinn Emanuel has also obtained seven 9-figure jury verdicts, fifty-one 9-figure settlements, and nineteen 10-figure settlements. FTI Consulting named Quinn Emanuel the biggest litigation firm in the world. The American Lawyer named Quinn Emanuel the top IP litigation firm in the U.S. and the firm as one of the top six commercial litigation firms in the country. We were voted six times as one of the four “most feared” firms by General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies — the lawyers they “least like to see” on the other side.

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Glaser Weil represents clients’ interests with an unprecedented level of dedication and commitment. 

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The Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization and the only Brazilian business association in Los Angeles. The Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is your connection to influential people, innovative programs, valuable resources and important information about doing business in Brazil and with the Brazilian business community in Los Angeles.  

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Co-Sponsor

LACBA sponsors LAIPLA

The Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section focuses on a wide variety of entertainment and intellectual property law issues including copyright, patent, trademark, new media, licensing, unfair competition, libel, privacy, and right of publicity issues. The section consists of and welcomes all types of intellectual property and entertainment lawyers in these and other fields, including transactional and litigation lawyers, in-house counsel, and lawyers in private practice. 

PREVIOUSLY, AT TECHTAINMENT

Mikki Kressbach, Claudine Sokol, Mark Treitel, Jason Ablin, and Joseph Hellige at LAIPLA TechTainment™ 5.0
Erika Georgiou and Mary Tuck speaking at LAIPLA TechTainment™ 5.0
Chris Shim, Jason Woo, Mary Tuck, David Randall, and Erika Georgiou at LAIPLA TechTainment™ 5.0
Tracey Freed, Eva Feder, and Clint Baisden at LAIPLA TechTainment™ 5.0

ABOUT LMU LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL 

LMU Loyola Law School

LMU Loyola Law School has been a TechTainment™ partner since the program’s 2015 inception. The partnership has been a natural fit considering the myriad LLS faculty and programs dedicated to the study and advancement of intellectual property law. In 2019-20 alone, LLS scholars published on a wide swath of IP issues: IP and the First Amendment, IP and economics, IP and privacy torts, custom, juries, authorship, athletes, social media platforms, digital fakes, fair use, misuse, infringement, drug development, and international human rights. They have explained how artificial intelligence and the online environment pose dangers with respect to sexual harassment, consumer protection and democracy itself.  Their work takes the form of journal articles, books, chapters, encyclopedia entries, op-eds, briefs, legislative testimony and more. Additionally, LLS fosters a dialogue around IP issues through its IP Speaker Series, sessions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and related events. Likewise, the law school’s Entertainment & Media Law Institute convenes top practitioners in the field for discussions about emerging trends while also helping students network with industry veterans. LLS The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have taken notice, with both ranking LLS among their lists of top entertainment law schools in 2020. Learn more at www.lls.edu. 


ABOUT LAIPLA

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is one of the nation’s premier intellectual property law associations. Since 1934, LAIPLA has been educating and connecting members of the local intellectual property legal community.  

As a non-profit organization with more than 1,000 members, and 30+ Member Firms and Companies, LAIPLA represents a mix of in-house, large and small firm, and government attorneys; solo practitioners; and law students and professors who specialize in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and entertainment and technology law.