- Location -
The Cornell Club
6 East 44thStreet
New York City
6:45PM - 8:45PM Cocktail Reception
One: "Best Practices to
Protect Entertainment Assets in a Bankruptcy"
How can you be protected should a bankruptcy suddenly disrupt the
intended results of an entertainment-related business transaction?
A licensor's bankruptcy could result in a licensee having difficulty
asserting its rights or facing unexpected competition from new
licensees. A songwriter who sold his copyright catalogue may be
left with a worthless claim in a publisher's bankruptcy. By
the time the bankruptcy is filed, it's too late to protect your
rights. But what can you do in advance?
Join three leading lawyers from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt &
Mosle LLP for an insightful panel discussion on the principles of
bankruptcy in the entertainment industry, including the impact of recent
cases changing the landscape, and how those principles affect
rights in entertainment transactions.
The panel will feature three key
elements: Bankruptcy principles applicable to
Recent changes likely to alter the treatment of entertainment
assets in U.S. bankruptcies
Hypothetical scenario to identify the effect of various
transaction structures on the rights and obligations of
the IP creator and the IP distributor in
-Speakers- Lynn P.
Harrison 3rd, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair, Restructuring
& Insolvency Group Andrew H. Seiden, Esq.,
Partner and Chair, Entertainment & Media Practice Group Eric J. Stenshoel,
Esq., Counsel, Intellectual Property Group
Panel Two: "E-Books: The Sequel--Rights, Wrongs
and Realities" Traditional publishers are battling e-book
companies in court, the government is suing traditional publishers and
Apple over e- book
pricing, and authors and publishers are regularly facing off in
deal-making in the ever-evolving world of e-books, enhanced e-books,
apps and self-publishing. In our second panel this year, we will
hear from experts including a founder of a leading independent
electronic publisher and counsel for a publisher in United
States v. Apple. We will also get an inside look at
transactional issues in a mock negotiation between counsel for an author
and counsel for an e-book publisher.
-Speakers- Arthur Klebanoff, CEO, Rosetta Books, President,
Scott Meredith Literary Agency, NY Joel
M. Mitnick, Esq., Partner, Sidley Austin, NY Kim G. Schefler, Esq., Partner,
Levine Plotkin & Menin, NY F.
Robert Stein, Esq., Law Office of F. Robert Stein, Of Counsel,
Pryor Cashman, NY
-Co-Moderators- Judith B. Bass, Esq., Law Offices of Judith B. Bass,
N. Swezey, Esq., Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams &
New York's MCLE rule, this program is pending approval for up to 3.0
MCLE Credit hours in the area of professional practice. This program is
not transitional and does not qualify for credit for newly admitted
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